Fischer System: A Burning Desire to Win

In an era, when chess was settled to a level that most of the low rated chess players felt lucky to escape with a draw against a much higher rated opponent assuming that win cannot be achieved in equal positions, there emerged another great american genius (after Paul Morphy) named Bobby Fischer who treated draw as a loss, whosoever be the opponent. Such was his will to win that in our view even if god would have been an opponent on the other side of the board (which was in fact a case in his real life), god would have wished a win for his worthy opponent who fought vigorously against all odds both on and off the board.


Even today, the prodigies like Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, Aronian, Anand etc. have continued the chess legacy of Fischer by surprising the chess world by discovering new resources yet unearthed, time to time. The style of Fischer's chess can be understood from the fact that while the legendary Tal in his book "The Life & Games of Tal" demonstrates that it was opponent's mistake not to choose a particular move (under time pressure or the complexity of situation) which could have drawn the game or could even have resulted in a defeat for Tal, Fischer demonstrates in his book that after a certain move by Fischer, whatever move the opponent would have made, it would have resulted in a win for Fischer. Fischer left nothing to chance in chess. His quest for chess perfection is still motivating chess players to analyse more and more.

Fischer's Opening Innovations:

1. Fischer Variation in the Ruy Lopez Exchange: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 (For White)
2. Fischer Line in tackling Sicilian:  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 (or e6) 6.Bc4 (For White)
3. Fisher Line in the Nimzo Indian Defence: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Ne2 Ba6 (For Black)
4. Poisoned Pawn Variation of the Sicilian Najdorf: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 (For Black)
5. Fischer Defence to the Kings Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6 (For Black)
6. Kings Indian Defence: Fischer was an expert in this defence. His games must be studied by any player willing to learn this defence along with Gligoric and Kasparov games.
7. Grunfeld and Neo-Grunfeld Defences: These were also exceptionally handled by Fischer
8. Sicilian Najdorf: This was also Fischer's favourite defence.

Fischer's Endgame Innovations:

1. Fischer Endgame: The endgames with Rook, Bishop and pawns against Rook, Knight and Pawns are called Fischer Endgames due to his countless wins in these endgames.
 



(Much More to come.......)