The Game of the Century refers to a chess game played between Donald Byrne and the 13-year old Bobby Fischer in NY 1956. It was nicknamed "The Game of the Century" by Hans Kmoch in Chess Review. Kmoch wrote, "a stunning masterpiece of combination play performed by a boy of 13 against a formidable opponent, matches the finest on record in the history of chess prodigies. Donald Byrne (1930--1976) was one of the leading American chess masters at the time of this game. He had won the 1953 U.S.