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  1. 10 Nov '15 21:16
    Just tossing it out there !!
  2. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    11 Nov '15 14:12
    If one of those had to be erased from my memory I'd choose Kasparov's immortal
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    12 Nov '15 14:23 / 1 edit
    When you say Kasparov's immortal, i presume you mean his game with Topalov? Personally, i think Kasparov has a better game. This win against Kramnik, imho, is the best game of chess i have ever seen!

    Edit: I don't know why i get this tune in my head when ever i see this game.. YouTube[/youtube]

  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    12 Nov '15 16:19 / 1 edit
    It's not a fair comparison. Fischer's got its label from some IM that was overly excited to see a 13 year old upset a GM. Kaspy's was chosen when he was at his full strength, and playing against one of the (other) strongest players in the world.

    Fischer played several games that were better than the "Game of the Century" in the 1971 candidates matches and 1972 world championship.
  5. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    12 Nov '15 17:41
    Here is the game commonly known as Fischer's Game of the Century, played in 1956 when Fischer was 13. His opponent, Donald Byrne, had placed 3d in the US Open the year before, half a point behind Reshevsky and Rossolimo (tied 1 -2) and would place 2d the year after (half a point behind Bisguier).

  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Nov '15 21:16
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    When you say Kasparov's immortal, i presume you mean his game with Topalov? Personally, i think Kasparov has a better game. This win against Kramnik, imho, is the best game of chess i have ever seen!

    Edit: I don't know why i get this tune in my head when ever i see this game.. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JgEptmz_eE[/youtube]

    [pgn][Eve ...[text shortened]... e5 33.Rc1 Rh3 34.Nf3 g4
    35.Nxe5 Rxe3 36.Nxd7 Nh3+ 37.Kg2 Rxf1 38.Kxf1 g3 39.Kg2 Nf4+
    0-1[/pgn]
    So the pawn gets through? The king can only go to f1, then pawn down, check but what happens after that?
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    12 Nov '15 21:33 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So the pawn gets through? The king can only go to f1, then pawn down, check but what happens after that?
    Kf1 ..g2+ Kf2 ..Re1 and black queens (there are other moves but that is the central tactic, white can't stop the pawn)
  8. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    12 Nov '15 21:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So the pawn gets through? The king can only go to f1, then pawn down, check but what happens after that?



  9. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    12 Nov '15 21:58 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by moonbus
    [pgn][FEN "6k1/1ppN2b1/3p3p/p2P3P/2P2n2/1P2r1p1/6K1/2RB4 w - - 0 1"]

    1. Kf1 g2+ 2. Kf2 Bd4 3. Nf6+ Kf7 4. Bf3 Re1+ 5. Kg3 g1=Q+ 6. Bg2 Qxg2+ 7. Kh4
    Bxf6# 0-1[/pgn]
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    13 Nov '15 06:21
  11. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    14 Nov '15 12:56
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    When you say Kasparov's immortal, i presume you mean his game with Topalov? Personally, i think Kasparov has a better game. This win against Kramnik, imho, is the best game of chess i have ever seen!

    Edit: I don't know why i get this tune in my head when ever i see this game.. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JgEptmz_eE[/youtube]

    [pgn][Eve ...[text shortened]... e5 33.Rc1 Rh3 34.Nf3 g4
    35.Nxe5 Rxe3 36.Nxd7 Nh3+ 37.Kg2 Rxf1 38.Kxf1 g3 39.Kg2 Nf4+
    0-1[/pgn]
    not too shabby
  12. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    14 Nov '15 16:50
    Originally posted by mghrn55
    Just tossing it out there !!
    That's a tough call. I suppose it's a matter of taste. I'd give a slight edge to Kasparov's game simply because he was playing against an opponent that was a little stronger (in my opinion) than Fischers. Seeing these two in a world championship match in their prime would definitely be the greatest match ever.
  13. Standard member lemon lime
    go phish
    15 Nov '15 05:22
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    When you say Kasparov's immortal, i presume you mean his game with Topalov? Personally, i think Kasparov has a better game. This win against Kramnik, imho, is the best game of chess i have ever seen!

    Edit: I don't know why i get this tune in my head when ever i see this game.. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JgEptmz_eE[/youtube]

    [pgn][Eve ...[text shortened]... e5 33.Rc1 Rh3 34.Nf3 g4
    35.Nxe5 Rxe3 36.Nxd7 Nh3+ 37.Kg2 Rxf1 38.Kxf1 g3 39.Kg2 Nf4+
    0-1[/pgn]
    For your youtube videos to work you need to erase everthing in the address on the left side of (and including) the equal sign. It should look like this...

    (youtube)8JgEptmz_eE(/youtube)

    YouTube
  14. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    15 Nov '15 10:58
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    For your youtube videos to work you need to erase everthing in the address on the left side of (and including) the equal sign. It should look like this...

    (youtube)8JgEptmz_eE(/youtube)

    [youtube]8JgEptmz_eE[/youtube]
    Thank you, i was wondering if it was just broken on my machine actually, have been having flash issues. Cheers for that 🙂
  15. 15 Nov '15 15:29
    Fischer's game acquired the title because he was so young, and at the time it was considered a miracle to see an American boy play like this. If it was done by some Russian in Pioneer's Home in Moscow, it would be considered a normal result of Soviet Chess Drill...

    Nevertheless, Fischer is symbol of chess for me, and I never understood Kasparov - he is untouchable. Those names are always arbitrary, and comparisons are impossible. Matter of taste.