Bobby Fischer's 21-move brilliancy

  • Published on Sep 2, 2017
  • Bobby Fischer creates a chess masterpiece in only 21 moves against Robert Eugene Byrne, an International Master, at the 1963/1964 United States Chess Championship, held in New York. At 20 years young, Grandmaster Robert James Fischer was already among the world's very best chess players. In this brilliancy, Fischer demonstrates how to inject multiple imbalances into a highly symmetrical position, how to properly highlight these differences to benefit oneself, and how to accurately assess the true value of the pieces as they rest on the board.
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 { E60 King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation, Immediate Fianchetto } c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. e3 O-O 8. Nge2 Nc6 9. O-O b6 10. b3 Ba6 11. Ba3 Re8 12. Qd2 e5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Rfd1 Nd3 15. Qc2 Nxf2 16. Kxf2 Ng4+ 17. Kg1 Nxe3 18. Qd2 Nxg2 19. Kxg2 d4 20. Nxd4 Bb7+ 21. Kf1 Qd7
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Comments • 5 481

  • ChessNetwork
    ChessNetwork  2 years ago +2744

    If my voice sounds worn to you in this video, good ear! It's football season, and I tend to be a vocal fan. :) I hope you enjoy this video. *This was the 1st comment to this video, somehow it got lost/unpinned.*

  • Cristian Lopez
    Cristian Lopez 14 hours ago

    Great analysis

  • Lekturime Editori

    04:13 that’s what she said!

  • Griffin Curley
    Griffin Curley Day ago

    Played at 1.5 speed is barely fast enough

  • Griffin Curley
    Griffin Curley Day ago

    Bruh we know what symmetry is

  • kevin walsh
    kevin walsh 2 days ago

    Thank you

  • Nicholas von Güttner
    Nicholas von Güttner 4 days ago +2

    Is it intentional that you say "brilliancy" instead of "brilliance"?

  • atrocious _ pr0xy
    atrocious _ pr0xy 5 days ago

    No offense, but is this style of talking a way to elongate the video? there were so many pauses that it jars the brain. sentences end then magically reappear.

  • 5 days ago

    Not as brilliant as his later antisemitic era.

  • Dennis Jenkins
    Dennis Jenkins 6 days ago

    That was the greatest move i EVER seen: rook check......thenbishop capture the knight freezing the queen.....then checkmate.....WOW......that blew me away

  • Steve Sharma
    Steve Sharma 6 days ago +1

    I don't even play chess and tommorow is my paper and M watching this at 3:26 am😌😅

  • Balduresk _
    Balduresk _ 7 days ago

    Blablabla,come of the Point!

  • keepe1r
    keepe1r 7 days ago

    This is the best game I have seen so far. Keeping it in my memory.

  • sank the heghog
    sank the heghog 11 days ago

    Newest rendition of why is this in my recommended

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  • Zhuge on
    Zhuge on 15 days ago +1

    Jesus you talk fast

  • Ehsan
    Ehsan 16 days ago +1

    My favorite part is when the narrator points out the symmetry, and then goes on to explain what symmetry is.

  • Jamie Vorne
    Jamie Vorne 16 days ago

    This was so tense ... Your voice and pausing before moves worked brilliantly .... I can't belive I just watched the whole thing 😊

  • iron man
    iron man 16 days ago

    @ 15:00 deflected rook E 1 would be taken by white rook D 1 leaving no protection for the white queen, I think you made a mistake there.

  • Tyberfen
    Tyberfen 18 days ago

    Pure Brilliancy

  • Jagadesh Jammu
    Jagadesh Jammu 19 days ago

    U r just irritated

  • Ken Horn
    Ken Horn 19 days ago +5

    I found this kind of suspenseful lol. Been trying to improve upon my chess game

  • Elijah Mumford
    Elijah Mumford 19 days ago +1

    ...BUT DIDN""T ...BOBBY-FISHER""" time He played with...''White-pieces...'''...just it TRUE ...CHESS is SET UP TO WIN...with ...White ...pieces...Whaaaatttt....!!! ???

  • Chuck
    Chuck 20 days ago

    Excellent video!

  • Club Z! Tutoring
    Club Z! Tutoring 20 days ago

    At 18:25, the suggested variations, why would queen take bishop? When that obviously will lead to checkmate! In such instance any player would move rook from e1 to e2 or from e1 to g1; trading the white queen with the black bishop. At that point the white will be down by a pawn and a queen, but up by a rook and a night.

  • Taks
    Taks 21 day ago

    me: pauses video: i would take the knight in black rooks' line of Fire. bobby fischer the beast
    bobby moves the d pawn
    me: wow

  • Taks
    Taks 21 day ago

    I have to say watching Tobey Maguire's movie about him eally gave me perspective

  • Tony England
    Tony England 21 day ago +1

    I admire your chess knowledge, your commentary and your thick skin in surviving and check-mating some pretty brutal comments, ChessNetwork.

  • Ong Gi
    Ong Gi 21 day ago

    bad bad reviewer

  • Ranjit films
    Ranjit films 22 days ago

    Brilliant game boss 21 move killers

  • Rickdh 2014
    Rickdh 2014 23 days ago

    Thank you Jerry for another brilliant analysis and commentary. Your voice sounds fine. Tell us more about yourself sometime. You are a gem.

  • Stringfreak
    Stringfreak 23 days ago +1

    That was an amazing analysis! Loved it...and learnt a lot. Thanks :)

  • BCL
    BCL 24 days ago

    white will play c3 knight to e2

  • GodOfReality
    GodOfReality 24 days ago

    I cannot stand whoever is talking. Get to the fucking point already holy shit.

  • mark bogacki
    mark bogacki 26 days ago

    This was a great game .

  • Kelvin Moore
    Kelvin Moore 27 days ago

    your sequence at 15 min of the alternate moves are off...

  • Randy Parham
    Randy Parham 27 days ago

    If you accept your opponents resignation, is this considered an honorable act??? Or can you reject it and continue the game??? And, if you reject a resignation, are you considered a tyrant???

  • Duane Miller
    Duane Miller 28 days ago

    Brilliant. Great analysis and thanks for the channel.

  • Diane the Invisible
    Diane the Invisible 28 days ago


  • Rodney Thomas
    Rodney Thomas 28 days ago +1

    Those guys are on another level to resign a few moves ahead.

  • aarjan khanal
    aarjan khanal 29 days ago

    This commentry is shit and he talks too much and painfully slow.

  • Emil Bogdan
    Emil Bogdan Month ago

    Disgraceful narration. Pathetic.

  • anon 1642
    anon 1642 Month ago

    I dont even play chess but this was recommended to me and this video even 2 years old what the hell youtube

  • Gebunator
    Gebunator Month ago

    Huh, Chess sure is the perfect game. Simple rules, but so much depth.. I can't even fathom!

  • Pallav Mohan
    Pallav Mohan Month ago

    such a repetitive commentary abt symmetry man, just get to the point bro

  • Hew Janus
    Hew Janus Month ago

    Bet the match was shorter than this guy trying to show which pieces are symmetrical and which aren't...

  • zack allen
    zack allen Month ago

    is this the same game checker

  • Austin
    Austin Month ago +1

    10:29 and get out of a pin that way

  • Buddhabhushan Rupawate

    Thanks! You cured my insomnia.🙏

    ZONA DE AJEDREZ Month ago

    I like your Bobby games and excellent analysis. Thank you, grand master

  • Pinky Girl
    Pinky Girl Month ago

    Ok chess time

  • Rob Cross
    Rob Cross Month ago

    Bobby Fischer was brilliant

  • Jonny Sandtrap
    Jonny Sandtrap Month ago

    *Starts @ **2:30** are welcome*

  • rakesh raghuthaman
    rakesh raghuthaman Month ago

    Could you please explain White in Move 14 RfD1... Why did it not go for a pawn capture on D5 with a knight/bishop/queen?

    • Steven DuCharme
      Steven DuCharme Month ago

      imo the a6-f1 and a1-h8 diagonals are weaker for white

  • DJames Kisiov
    DJames Kisiov Month ago

    Do everyone a favor Do not make anymore videos

  • hi00118
    hi00118 Month ago +2

    This is one of the rare times I actually found the move when I paused lol. Rook to E1 what a killer. Even if I still can’t always see the entire board very well I must be learning something

  • Garage Band Man
    Garage Band Man Month ago

    you make me tired

  • Joaquín Gallo
    Joaquín Gallo Month ago


  • Ghostbusters3
    Ghostbusters3 Month ago

    Fischer was a freaking genius

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