Well boy anyway. It’s the 13 year old . . .Well here’s another clue – the whole picture.
It’s the most prodigious chess player that ever lived – the amazing and now pretty much certifiable R. J. Fischer.
This picture was taken in 1957, the year Bobby burst onto the international scene with a game so extraordinary that it was called ‘the game of the century’. Look at the pictures and you tube exerpt here and play through the game here just for fun. The net is a great way to play through a game and play out the various competing possibilities in the game on line – then click the right place and the pieces bounce back to where they should be and you can play on to see what really happenned.
The Byrnes got it bad from Bobby. A few years later Robert Byrne, I think the brother of Donald who he beat in the game of the century above got beaten – again as black and in another ‘game of the century’. Fischer (as I recall) also sacrificed his queen and at the end of the game Bobby was a huge amount of material down, and he had no piece beyond the second rank and no pawn beyond the third. As in this game above Grandmasters commenting on the game in analysis rooms for the public were pronouncing the game lost for Fischer. Byrne thought and thought. And then resigned. Bobby was devastated that he could not – as in the game reported above, follow the game through to mate.