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An article about Fischer by Garry Kasparov


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    Raymond

    For those interested in all things Bobby Fischer (or Garry Kasparov) the following article is worth the read:

    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/mar/10/bobby-fischer-defense/?pagination=false

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    Conflagration_Planet

    Did Kasparov believe Fischer in his prime, could actually have beaten Woodshover?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    psyCal

    woodshover wrote:

    Did Kasparov believe Fischer in his prime, could actually have beaten Woodshover?


    dear god good sir do you think the human ficher could have ever beaten a god like him.... you, who are you??? it cant be woodshover the great and powerfull woodshover (bows down)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    Conflagration_Planet

    psyCal wrote:
    woodshover wrote:

    Did Kasparov believe Fischer in his prime, could actually have beaten Woodshover?


    dear god good sir do you think the human ficher could have ever beaten a god like him.... you, who are you??? it cant be woodshover the great and powerfull woodshover (bows down)


     Believe it or not, one, and the same.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    psyCal

    well i have to admit now after reading that article, I know now a hell of alot more about the unstable fischer

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    Conflagration_Planet

    They're playing chess on the tube right now.  "King's rook to e3." Knight to c3+."   "We'll finish this game later."

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    1pawndown

    Thanks, Raymond. I enjoyed the article. I was planning to read "End Game" and appreciate having Kasparov's thoughts. He was certainly generous toward some of Fischer's unfathomable rants. His sanity had to be gone when he made the post-9/11 statements.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    WalangAlam

    Every generation has a hero. Fisher was during his time. Kasparov dominated chess for almost 2 decades yet the myth of fisher lasted longer than kasparov's dominance. The characters of great chess players add beauty and drama to the monotone of chess moves.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    Saint-Paulia

    Excellent article, many thanks to the OP.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    jwalexander

    Excellent article. Those interested in Fischer would be well advised to enjoy it. It almost says as much about Kasparov given the kind sensitive appreciation of Fischer - faults and all - as it does about Bobby.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    Saint-Paulia

    Kasparov is an entirely likeable person. A real person (i.e. genuine). I watched him at the press conference today and at one point he begins to answer a question that was made in English in English, then catches himself and he has this engaging smile on his face.


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