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

By Garry Kasparov

This booklet brings jointly the 2 maximum names within the historical past of chess. the writer, Garry Kasparov, is the area number 1 and, by means of universal consent, the best participant ever. the topic of the booklet, Bobby Fischer, is the one American to became international champion and is without doubt one of the maximum usual expertise the realm has ever seen.

In the interval among 1955 and 1972 Fischer, roughly single-handedly, took at the may well of the Soviet Chess Empire, and received. in this time Fischer scored excellent successes the like of which had now not been noticeable prior to. those integrated 11/11 within the 1963/64 US Championship and fit victories (en path to the area Championship) via the rating of 6-0 opposed to of the most powerful avid gamers on the planet, Mark Taimanov and Bent Larsen. The climax of Fischer's crusade used to be his unforgettable fit win in Reykjavik in 1972 opposed to Boris Spassky.

Fischer is nearly both recognized for his temperamental behaviour clear of the board, as his play on it. He made severe calls for of all these round him together with event organisers. while those calls for weren't met he frequently refused to play. The 1972 fit opposed to Spassky required the intervention of not less than Henry Kissinger to soft issues over. In 1975 whilst he was once because of guard his identify opposed to Anatoly Karpov, Fischer used to be thoroughly not able to agree phrases with FIDE (the international Chess Federation) and was once defaulted. After this he kind of gave up chess, enjoying just once, a 'return' fit opposed to Spassky in 1992.

In this e-book, a needs to for all severe chessplayers, Kasparov analyses deeply Fischer's maximum video games and assesses the legacy of this nice American genius.

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