“A Bust to the King’s Gambit” By Bobby Fischer in Algebraic Notation


I wanted to review some ideas in the King’s Gambit before showing it to some of my students, and accordingly looked for Fischer’s famous article A Bust to the King’s Gambit and had no trouble finding a PDF of it. However, it was in descriptive notation, which I can read though it is a pain- without any diagrams or clear delineation between the mainline and the sidelines.

After searching the internet for a few minutes I couldn’t find it in algebraic notation anywhere- nor could my more web-savvy friends who have access to nearly any printed thing within a moments notice it seems (where exactly do you find all of these chess books, Boris?).

In any case, rather than waste another minute trying to find the document I wanted, I decided to make it myself. In the link below you can download a copy of the famous article by fischer entitled “A Bust to the King’s Gambit,” in algebraic notation and with a few diagrams and formatting changes to make it easier to read for the 21st century chess player. Here it is: a bust to the king’s gambit

No thanks necessary, but a smiley face in the comments would make me feel like it was time well spent.