Sunday, 7 December 2008

Chess Quote - Fischer vrs Tal, (Bled 1961)

'It is difficult to play against Einstein's theory!'
- Mikhail Tal after his first loss to Bobby Fischer (Bled, 1961)

The Bled Tournament of 1961 was won by Mikhail Tal (14.5/19), with Bobby Fischer (13.5/19) coming in second. Although Fischer won their individual encounter (see game below), he was less effective at converting full points against the weaker opposition than Tal. Tigran Petrosian, Paul Keres and Svetozar Gligoric shared 3rd-5th place with 12.5/19.

Stamps celebrating the famous Fischer - Tal game.

Tags: 1961 - Bled - Bobby Fischer - Chess Quote - Einstein - Mikhail Tal
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