1972 World Chess Championship
Bobby Fischer (USA) vs. Boris Spassky (USSR)
Reykjavik, Iceland
July 11 - September 3, 1972

Conditions:  Best of 24 Games.  In the event of 
a 12-12 tie, Spassky retains the title.



Iceland, 1972 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Score
Fischer 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 12
Spassky 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
Result:  Bobby Fischer becomes the 11th World Champion.
See the Games of the Match!

  • Game 2 was awarded to Spassky by forfeit when Fischer failed to appear within one hour of the start time, in a dispute over the presence of cameras in the playing hall.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black      Locale     Date        ECO  Result
     1    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  07-11-1972  E56  1-0 
     2    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  07-13-1972  A00  0-1 
     3    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  07-16-1972  A77  0-1 
     4    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  07-18-1972  B88  - 
     5    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  07-20-1972  E41  0-1 
     6    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  07-23-1972  D59  1-0 
     7    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  07-25-1972  B97  - 
     8    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  07-27-1972  A39  1-0 
     9    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  08-01-1972  D41  - 
    10    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  08-03-1972  C95  1-0 
    11    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  08-06-1972  B97  1-0 
    12    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  08-08-1972  D66  - 
    13    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  08-10-1972  B04  0-1 
    14    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  08-15-1972  D37  - 
    15    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  08-17-1972  B99  - 
    16    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  08-20-1972  C69  - 
    17    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  08-22-1972  B09  - 
    18    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  08-24-1972  B69  - 
    19    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  08-27-1972  B05  - 
    20    Fischer - Spassky  Reykjavik  08-29-1972  B68  - 
    21    Spassky - Fischer  Reykjavik  08-31-1972  B46  0-1 
    


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