The Master Game: Gligoric – Byrne

Here’s the great Svetsovar Gligoric in action against Robert Byrne with a tough struggle ending in a draw. The explanations are very nice and give a good insight into high level chess understanding.

Gligoric’s workmanlike opening repertoire was a thing of beauty at the time, he had his systems well worked out which meant that his understanding of what he played gradually deepened over time. But these days few GMs are playing this way because it would make them a sitting target for database/computer preparation.