Tal was the man to beat back in the late 1950’s. When Fischer became an adult, he already displayed a huge attacking potential. He tried his favourite opening against a player who was all too well prepared for him. Tal was in tremendous shape and being fully equipped with the Najdorf, he also challenged Bobby Fischer to show him those secrets that would beat his opening preparation.
Fischer came up with a genius way to crack the Najdorf but was he aiming too high against a rival he didn’t know all too well back in 1959?