Today’s chess video

GAME OF THE CENTURY

fischer30

Some things spark our collective imagination and are never forgotten.  Like when 13-year old Bobby Fischer sat down and brilliantly beat a much more experienced Donald Byrne at the Rosenwald Memorial on October 17,1956 at the Marshall Chess Club.  Kmoch wrote in the REVIEW above  “The following game, a stunning masterpiece of combination play performed by a boy of 13 against a formidable opponent, matches the finest on record in the history of chess prodigies.”

This game has already probably received more press and recognition than any other game of chess, and there is no doubt in my mind that it will receive even more in the future. Below is a short film collaboration between musician Jonney Machtig and filmographer Hector Cuellar.  It is an adaptation of this game.  Enjoy!

——————

%d bloggers like this: