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The Spassky-Fischer match (Reykjavík, 1972), with annotations

The most famous match of them all, the 1972 clash between World Champion Boris Spassky and Challenger Bobby Fischer in Reykjavík, was of course closely followed in the contemporary Soviet press.

In the weekly newspaper ‘64′, the games of the match appeared with notes by the likes of Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Keres, Korchnoi, Polugaevsky and even the young Anatoly Karpov. There is probably little I can say about the match itself that the reader does not already know, so in this blog post I will limit myself to posting links to my translations of the notes from this source.

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