Garry Kasparov on Fischer: Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 4

Garry Kasparov on Fischer: Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 4

Garry Kasparov

This e-book brings jointly the 2 maximum names within the historical past of chess. the writer, Garry Kasparov, is the area #1, and via universal consent, the best participant ever. the topic of the booklet, Bobby Fischer, is the single American to became global champion and is without doubt one of the maximum ordinary expertise the area has ever seen.

In the interval among 1955 and 1972, Fischer, kind of single-handedly, took at the may possibly of the Soviet Chess Empire and received. in this time Fischer scored stunning successes, the likes of which had no longer been noticeable sooner than. those integrated 11/11 within the 1963/64 U.S. Championship and fit victories (en path to the realm Championship) via the ranking of 6-0 opposed to of the most powerful avid gamers on the earth, Mark Taimanov and Bent Larsen. The climax of Fischer's crusade was once his unforgettable fit win in Reykjavik in 1972 opposed to Boris Spassky.

However, Fischer isn't just remembered for his achievements over-the-board, he's nearly both famous for his temperamental habit clear of the board. He made severe calls for of all these round him, together with event organizers. while those calls for weren't met he usually refused to play. The 1972 fit opposed to Spassky required the intervention of at least Henry Kissinger to tender issues over. In 1975, while he was once because of safeguard his name opposed to Anatoly Karpov, Fischer used to be thoroughly not able to agree phrases with FIDE (the international Chess Federation) and used to be defaulted. After this, he roughly gave up chess, taking part in just once, a "return" fit opposed to Spassky in 1992.

In this booklet, a needs to for all severe chess gamers, Kasparov deeply analyzes Fischer's maximum video games and assesses the legacy of this nice American genius.

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