Here are some checkmates from the chess of Robert Fischer.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 4.
Robert Fischer vs Tibor Weinberger, Milwaukee, 1957
5r2/2Q4p/3P2p1/1k3p2/qp5P/2r2P2/2P3P1/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Qb7+ Ka5 Rd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Robert Fischer vs Bent Larsen, Portoroz, 1958
3r1k2/1q1P4/5b2/p3p2p/1p6/1B3P2/PPPQ4/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Ke7 Qh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Robert Fischer vs Svetozar Gligoric, Bled, 1959
4b1k1/pp6/3pp1pQ/8/3qP3/1Br5/P1P5/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6+ Bf7 Qh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Robert Fischer vs Robin Ault, New York, 1959
1r3rkq/p4p2/2p2Pn1/1p2p3/n5R1/3B2Q1/PPP3P1/1KNR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Robert Fischer vs Hermann Pilnik, Santiago, 1959
6rk/pp5n/5PpQ/3q2P1/4p3/2P3R1/PP4RK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

Robert Fischer Checkmates, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Robert Fischer vs Pal Benko, Curasao, 1962
r6k/pp1b2p1/3Np2p/r3P3/1q1p1PRQ/2nB4/2PK1B1P/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Robert Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, Stockholm, 1962
4rk2/2R5/p2p2pq/1p2R1b1/4Pr2/PQ6/1PP5/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ Kxe8 Qe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Robert Fischer vs Reuben Stewart, New York, 1963
r1b2qk1/3p2bR/p3p1Q1/3N1p2/1p1Nn3/1P2B3/1PP2PP1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 Ng5 Bxg7 Nxh7 Be5+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Robert Fischer vs Sergiu-Florin Grunberg, Chicago, 1964
r1b4r/p1p4p/2p5/6p1/3Pk3/B1P5/P1P3PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rae1+ Kd5 Re5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Robert Fischer vs T Rouse, Chicago, 1964
r2q3r/pp2k1pp/2p2N2/8/2Bp1B2/5Q2/PPP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re1+ if Kf8 Nxh7+ Rxh7 Bd6# or if Kxf6 Bd2+ ]

Robert Fischer Checkmates, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Robert Fischer vs T Kumro, Cicero, 1964
3r2rk/p5Rp/5pn1/5N2/4P1Q1/7P/PqP3P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Robert Fischer vs Ray Hoppe, Davis, 1964
7r/p5rk/1p3Q2/3p1P1p/2p4P/P7/6P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 Rhg8 Qg6+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Robert Fischer vs J Kelley, Houston, 1964
1r4r1/q2b1p1k/p4P1p/1pn1P1p1/3N4/5B2/PPP2R1Q/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ Kxh6 Rh2+ Kg6 Bh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Robert Fischer vs M McDermott, New York, 1964
r2qkr2/ppp4Q/8/4ppb1/2B1N3/3P3P/PP4P1/n2K1R2 w q - 1 0
[ Qg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Robert Fischer vs Michel Tordion, Quebec, 1964
3k4/1R2Rpp1/1p2p2p/p7/8/5B2/q4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rbd7+ Kc8 Bb7+ Kb8 Re8+ ]

Robert Fischer Checkmates, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Robert Fischer vs Bela Soos, Skopje, 1967
b2k3r/1q4p1/p2p4/1p1N1Q2/4P3/P7/1PR4P/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ Ke8 Rc8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Robert Fischer vs Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren, Sousse, 1967
2r2qk1/r4p1p/b3pBpQ/n3P2P/p2p3R/P5P1/2p2PB1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 hxg6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Robert Fischer vs Oscar Panno, Buenos Aires, 1970
2n5/4qk2/4pNnQ/pb1pP3/1p1P2P1/1P4K1/P4P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Robert Fischer vs Borislav Ivkov, Palma de Majorca, 1970
b5k1/5p2/3N1QBp/3pP1n1/3P4/7P/5PPK/b3q3 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Kf8 Bxd5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Robert Fischer vs W Hook, Siegen, 1970
4q2r/p1r1kp2/4pR1p/2p1P2P/8/P1P2Q2/2P2P2/3RK3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ if Kf8 Qf6 Qxe6 Qxh8+ ]

Robert Fischer Checkmates, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Donald Byrne vs Robert Fischer, New York, 1956
1Q6/5pk1/2p3p1/1p2N2p/1b5P/1b4n1/r5P1/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kb1 Nc3+ Kc1 Ba3# ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
R Thacker vs Robert Fischer, USA, 1957
2r2r2/6kp/3p4/3P4/4Pp2/5P1P/PP1pq1P1/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...dxe1/N ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
I Mendes vs Robert Fischer, Mar del Plata, 1959
1r5k/7p/3p4/3PpB2/K3P3/1P1bbR1N/1P5P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra8+ Kb4 Bd2# ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
P Brandts vs Robert Fischer, New York, 1971
r1b4k/ppp5/7p/2PPb2q/2B1Q3/5pr1/PP5P/1N1R2RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh3# ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Computer "Greenblatt" vs Robert Fischer, Cambridge Springs, 1977
6k1/3Q2p1/3n4/4p3/8/2Pq2P1/PP1Nbr2/R1K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Nxf1 Qd1# ]


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