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Why didn't Bobby Fischer become world champion from age 19 to 27? He must have been good enough in those years - when he was 15, he could demolish most in his path.
Because there were quite a bit other players capable of demolishing most opponents ;) Fischer was already strong at the time for his american contemporaries, but not quite at the level required to overcome the top russian players. In particulat Tal destroyed him 4-0 at the candidates in 1959 (bobby was 16). Realistically he might have been in the top 10-15 players of the world at that time, nothing more.
So no, he was definitely not good enough. Not yet.
Age 19 to 27?
Davy - the point was well made by ciljettu, that Fischer withdrew from tournaments even when leading because of playing conditiions he did not like.
Okay, so he suddenly became brilliant from age 28 to 29?
(not being sarcastic)
Okay, now that makes sense then Ciljettu. Thanks. Hope you reach 2000 rating soon.
Didn't mean to insult, it said 1987 here. I stand corrected.
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