Here are some chess puzzles taken from the games of Robert J. Fischer.
White to move and win.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Fischer vs Antillo Di Camillo, Washington, 1956
3q2k1/1r1P1pp1/8/1p2B1p1/2pQ2P1/3nR2P/1P3PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 ]

b)
Fischer vs J Bennett, San Francisco, 1957
2q4k/p6p/6p1/5p2/5P1P/1Bb2QP1/Pr6/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]

c)
Fischer vs E Stephans, Cleveland, 1957
r1b2rk1/2q1ppbp/p1np1np1/1p6/3NP3/1BN1BP2/PPPQ2PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 w/Nd5 ]

d)
Fischer vs Pal Benko, Yugoslavia, 1959
6r1/3k2q1/2p1pp2/8/p2pPQp1/3P2P1/2P2PK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 if e5 Rb7+ ]

e)
Fischer vs Pal Benko, Yugoslavia, 1959
r1b2rk1/p3bp1p/4pp1Q/8/1p1qNp2/1n4N1/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nh5 ]



Fischer Puzzles, Part II: White to move and win except where noted.

a)
Black to move and win. Herman Pilnik vs Fischer, Mar del Plata, 1959
6k1/2R2p1p/5rp1/8/6P1/P2bRB2/1r5P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 Rxf3 Be4 Rxf7 Rf2 ]

b)
Fischer vs Klaus Darga, Berlin, 1960
7r/1k1r2pp/1pn5/3p1P2/2p2B2/2q5/2P3PP/RQ3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb5 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Rene Letelier vs Fischer, Leipzig, 1960
6k1/ppq3bp/2n2np1/5p2/2P2P2/4KBN1/PP5P/RQ6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf4+ Kf2 (if Kxf4 Bh6#) Ng4+ Kg2 Ne3+ & Nd4+ ]

d)
Fischer vs Raymond Weinstein, New York, 1960
k6r/p4r2/2n1b2p/1R1p4/2p1p1P1/q1P1Q1BB/2P2P1P/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6 ]


e)
Fischer vs Victor Ciocaltea, Varna, 1962
r1r3k1/2pbbpp1/p2p1qnp/np1Pp3/4P2P/2P2NP1/PP2QP2/RNBBK2R w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 ]

Fischer vs Spassky, Reykjavik (game 6), 1972



Fischer Puzzles, Part III: Black to move and win except where noted.

a)
Manuel Aaron vs Fischer, Stockholm, 1962
6k1/1q3p1p/b3p1p1/3p4/P1r2P2/2N5/1P1R1QPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 ]

b)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Fischer, Varna, 1962
2r3k1/q4pp1/3p3p/1p1QpPb1/4P3/1NP3PP/rP6/R3RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 Rxa2 Rf3+ Ke2 Rf2+ Kd1 Qxa2 ]

c)
Robert Byrne vs Fischer, New York, 1963
r3r1k1/pb1q1pbp/1p4p1/8/3N4/BPN3P1/P4Q1P/R2R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Kg1 Re1+ Rxe1 Bxd4 ]

d)
Donald Byrne vs Fischer, New York, 1963
r5k1/5p1p/6p1/2n3P1/2P1b3/5N2/1R4BP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1+ Kf2 Nd3+ ]

e)
White to move and win. Fischer vs Reuben Fine, New York, 1963
r1b2rk1/ppqnbppp/2p2n2/4p1N1/2B1P3/8/PPP1QPPP/RNBR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Rxf7 Qc4 ]


Fischer vs Taimanov Endgame



Fischer Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Fischer vs. C. H. Bone, Houston Simul, 1964
3q1rk1/R2b2bp/2rpppp1/1p1N1P2/1P2P3/3PB3/4Q1PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ fxe6 ]

b)
Fischer vs Zelle, Davis, 1964
r4r2/ppQbkp1p/3Nq1p1/1p6/4P1n1/2P5/P4PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ ]

c)
Fischer vs J Terrone, NY Simul (+34-0=0), 1964
r2qr1k1/2pbbppp/pnp5/N3p3/2P1P3/BP3N2/P4PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ c5 w/Nb7 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Fischer vs. J. Kelley, Houston Simul (+51, -3, =3), 1964
1r4r1/q2b1p1k/p4P1p/1pn1P1p1/3N4/5B2/PPP2R1Q/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 6. Arthur Bisguier vs Fischer, New York, 1965
2r5/p4pk1/8/4bR2/3pP1Pp/P5P1/1P2R1PK/2r4N b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh1+ Kxh1 Rc1+ w/hxg3+ ]



f) White Mates in 3. Fischer vs Bela Soos, Skopje, 1967
b2k3r/1q4p1/p2p4/1p1N1Q2/4P3/P7/1PR4P/1K6 w - - 0 1

Fischer vs Tal, Bled, 1961



Fischer Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.

a)
Black to move and win. Miguel Cuellar Gacharna vs Fischer, Sousse, 1967
1r3rk1/6b1/p2p3p/3P1Np1/B3Pnb1/1PN3K1/2R2P1P/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf5 exf5 Bxc3 if Rxc3 Ne2+ ]


b) White Mates in 3. Fischer vs Lhamsuren Miagmasuren, Sousse, 1967
2r2qk1/r4p1p/b3pBpQ/n3P2P/p2p3R/P5P1/2p2PB1/R5K1 w - - 0 1

c)
Fischer vs Jorge Rubinetti, Palma de Mallorca, 1970
r1k2b1r/1b3p2/p6p/2Pq2pn/3N4/1Q4B1/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ if Kd7 Qa4+ Bc6 Nxc6 ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Fischer vs William Hook, Siegen, 1970
4q2r/p1r1kp2/1p2pR1p/2n1P2P/8/P3BQ2/2P2P2/3RK3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5+ w/Rxe6+ ]

e)
Fischer vs Oscar Panno, Buenos Aires, 1970
2n3k1/4q3/4p1BQ/pb1pP1n1/1p1P2P1/1P4N1/P4P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh5 ]

f)
Black to move and win. Boris Spassky vs Fischer, Reykjavik, 1972
5k2/3b2p1/1p4qp/p1pPp1p1/P1P1Pn2/2P5/2Q3PP/3BB1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxa4 Qd2 (if Qxa4 Qxe4) Bxd1 Qxd1 Qxe4 Qd2 Nxg2 ]

Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970


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