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Fischer vs Spassky - The Game of the Century 7
By Brice Antoine

  1. 1971

    Candidates Tournament

    "Bobby Fischer, an eccentric American chess prodigy, qualifies for the 1972 world championship final. He will play the Russian defending champion, Boris Spassky, representing USSR."

  2. July, 1972

    Candidates Tournament

    "Bobby Fischer, an eccentric American chess prodigy, qualifies for the 1972 world championship final. He will play the Russian defending champion, Boris Spassky, representing USSR."

  3. August, 1972

    Fischer becomes world champion

    "Fischer wins the title after Game 21, 12.5 to 8.5. He becomes the first American world champion."

  4. 1992

    Rematch post retreat

    "After the final, Fischers disappears from public view, lives in isolation and almost does not play any game udring 20 years.In 1992, a rematch is organized by the FIDE, won by Fischer."

  5. 2004

    Pawn Sacrifice

    "In 2014, Pawn Sacrifice, a movie directed by Edward Zwick, comes back on this event."

  6. 2016

    Garry Kasparov comments on the game

    "The reason you look at these matches was not so much the chess factor but to the political element, because in the Soviet Union, chess was treated by the Soviet authorities as a very important and useful ideological tool to demonstrate the intellectual superiority of the Soviet communist regime."

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