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Saturday, August 12, 197-2

" Spassky errs, resigns

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Fischer boosted his prospects for
the world chess championship by
winning the 13th game yesterday
and leaving Boris Spassky de-
feated. dejected and alone at the
chessboard with a sagging 5-8
As Fischer left the s t a g e,
Spassky sat down and gingerly
reset the pieces to the position
at the 69th move. when grand..
masters said he had made a ter-
rible blunder.
The champion reached out a
hand and changed his play.
Referee Lothar Schmid. him-
self a grand master, lowered him-
self into the opposite c h a i r.
The two sat quite still u n t i t
Schmid got up, and slowly Spass-
ky followed.
The American challenger for-
get to a three-point lead over
the Soviet titleholder by forc-
ing him to resign after 74 mov-
es aod 91f hours of play over two
days. Fischer needs 4,! more
points to wrest the title from
Spassky, while the Russian must
amass points to retain h i s
Play resumed after Thursday's
adjournment with Spassky, play-
ing the white pieces, in a seem-
ingly hopeless position.
He made a poor rook maneu-
ver on the 69th move and ex-
perts termed it a "terrible mis-
take" which lost him the chance
for a draw.
Fischer pounced on the mistake,
pressing the champion relent-
lessly, until Spassky resigned.
"Bobby poured more into this
game than he ever did in his
life," said his second, William
Lombardy. "It was exquisite."
With a maximum of 11 games
remaining in the 24 game chess
series, Fischer could win with a

run of draws. The Brooklyn.
N.Y.. chess wizard needs a total
of 12- points to capture t h e
title while the Russian neeids 12
points to retain it.
Spassky had somewhat of an
advantage in the game because
the white pieces allowed him to
open. But Fischer's unremitting
attacks left Spassky in a bad
position at the end of play on
Thursday and he took half an
hour to decide his sealed 42nd
When play resumed Friday,.

Tigris lultlI(ICs

The moves for game 1:, Spassky
White, Fischer black
L. P-K4 N-KB3
2. P-K5 N-Q4
3. P-Q54 P-Q3
4. N-KB3 P-KN3
5. B-QB4 N-N3
6. B-N3 B-N2
7. QN-Q2 0-0
8. P-KR3 P-QR-4
9. P-tlK4 PxP
10. PXP N-R3
11. 0-0 N-B4
12. Q-K2 Q-K1
13. N-K4 "N(N3)xP
14. BxN NxB
15. R-i N-N3
16. n-Q2 P-QRS3
17. O-N5 P-R3
18. B-R4 B-B4
19. P-KN4 B-K3
20. N-Q4 B-B5
21. Q-Q2 Q-Q2
22. QR-Qi KR-Kt
23. P-B4 B-Q4
24. N-B5 Q-B1
25. Q-B3 P-K3
St2. K-K2 N-Q2
27. N-Q3 P-QB4
28. N-N5 Q-B3
29. N-Q6 QxN
30. PxQ BxQ
31. PxB P-B3
32. P-N5 RPxP
33. PxP P-B4
34. B-N3 K-B2
35. N-K5ch NxN
36. RxN P-N4

37. R-KB R-I1
38. B-B6 P-R6
39. 1-B4 P-R 7
41. P-Q7 B-Q4
42. K-N3 R-Ittel
43. P-B3 R(KR1)-QR
44. R-KR4 P-K4
45. R-R7ch K-K3
46. R-K7ch K-Q3
47. RxP RxI'ch
4.KB2 R-7ch
49. K-K1 KxP
50. R(K5)xBch K-B
51. R-Q~eS K-KS
52. R-Q7ch KR3
53. R(Q7)-Q2 KxR
54. KxR P-N5
55. P-R4 K-Na
56. P-KS P-Qos
57. R-QRI PoP
58. P-N6 P-R5
59. P-N7 P-R6
60. B-K7 R-KNI
61. B-B P-R7
62. K-B2 K-B3
63. R-Ql P-N6ch
64. K-B3 P-KR8(Q
65. K.xQ K-Q4
66. K-N2 P-B5
67. R-Qlch K-K5
68. R-QBl K-Qt
69. R-Qlch -K7
70. R-QB1 P-B6
71. B-B5 RxP
72. RxP R-Q2
73. R-K4ch K-OS
74. B-Q4 P-B7
75. Spassky resigns

Spassky was punctual as uaual,
but Fischer was a record 25
minutes late. He strode to his
seat without acknowledging the
Russian's presence.
The first ten moves were light-
ning fast, but they gradually
slowed through a long afternoon.
At one point Fischer complained
about noise and called for coffee.
Finaly, however, he forced
Spassky into error and won the
The next game is scheduled for

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