Bobby Fischer’s pawn sacrifice

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About a month ago, I wrote in an article that I had watched the trailer of the movie “Pawn Sacrifice”, which is about the World Chess Championship Match – 1972 between Fischer and Spassky, and that I liked the trailer and was happy to see chess in mainstream cinema.

Today, we’re going to take a ride into ‘Fischer’s pawn sacrifice’. 🙂 It was the tenth game of the World Championship 1972, where Fischer made a pawn sacrifice that transformed the entire position.

During the event, Spassky had all the support of the Soviet Union, what was then called the “Soviet chess machine”, while Fischer had a much less support.

But the essential thing that Fischer had was outstanding preparation.
preparationTo discuss this, and to analyse this beautiful piece of the game, IM Valeri Lilov has prepared a very instructive video for you. 🙂 It is to honour the famous pawn sacrifice that Fischer made in that game.

You can watch the video lesson “Bobby Fischer’s pawn sacrifice” below:

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Moreover, we’ve published some instructive articles/lessons for you. You can check them below:


  • History of chess Part-1: LINK
  • History of chess Part-2: LINK
  • Power of a chess game: LINK
  • Psychology in chess: LINK

igorChess is a great sport that helps you develop your mind, and this amazing game inspires self-motivation and what not! Celebrate this festival with us and spread the love – let’s have fun during this celebration week!

After all, there’s only one “International Chess Day” per year, so let’s make it special. 🙂

P.S. Many chess players complain that chess is not as popular as it should be. Now you can add your contribution to changing it for the better! I look forward to receiving your chess photos, questions for AMA, etc. 🙂


  • Bobby Fischer’s pawn sacrifice – video lesson: LINK
  • “Webinar in Defense” by Lilov: LINK
  • “I love chess” campaign: LINK
  • International Chess Week – main page (Party hall): LINK
  • International Chess Week – special offers: LINK
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  1. On Monday (20 July) there will be my AMA event, where you may ask me your any questions. Don’t miss this opportunity! I would suggest that you think about your questions in advance, and shoot them out during the event 🙂

    1. Hi Zezima,

      We will announce the time of the AMA session shortly.

      Best regards,
      Silvestras | Student Support Officer

  2. Dear Igor,can you please explain the refutation of kopec system from black point of view .because I’m Danny kopec haild made a 2 hours DVD on that system from white point of view and it broke the principal of maximum activity .thankyu in advance. Black is struggling I this system for many years.

    1. Hi Ayush,

      Igor has a busy schedule and can’t answer all your questions, but I’m sure he will be happy to comment on this in the AMA session on Monday.

      Best regards,
      Silvestras | Student Support Officer

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