The conclusion of the movie Pawn Sacrifice dramatizes the events of game 6 from the 1972 World Championship match featuring Bobby Fischer (portrayed by Tobey Maguire) vs. Boris Spassky (portrayed by Liev Schreiber) match played in Iceland.
In a title displayed near the end of the film, the film claims that "Game 6 is still considered the greatest game of chess ever played"
While many chess enthusiasts claim that game 6 is the best game of the match, there are many other games that are considered greater games by chess enthusiasts. The following are a few examples:
The Game of the Century refers to a chess game played between Donald Byrne and 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956, which Fischer won.
Kasparov's Immortal: 1st a Rook, then a Knight, and then another Rook! Garry Kasparov sacrificed all of these pieces and still managed to get the win against Veselin Topalov in Netherlands, 1999. Immortal? Yes...
What basis does the film have to claim that game 6 is considered the greatest game of chess ever played?