One of the most famous and impactful games in the history of Chess was held on October 10th in 1956 between 13 year old Bobby Fischer and Donald Byrne.
Bobby Fischer is an icon in the Chess world and it’s believed that the world always knew who Bobby Fischer was. However, it wasn’t until after this game was played, that the world knew who Bobby Fischer was. Bobby was not the favorite in this game, Donald was. At this time, Donald was a multi-senior US Champion in addition to being very close to earning the Chess Grandmaster title from FIDE. For more information on FIDE and ratings, see the step-by-step guide on how to get a FIDE rating.
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Donald had the White pieces and Bobby with the Black pieces.
Bobby Fischer won this game that later received the title, The Game of the Century. After this victory, the world knew who Bobby Fischer was and will never forget who he was.
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