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Bobby Fischer: he excelled in all aspects of the game
while Capablanca (real name John Whitehead)
Actually it's "Joseph Ralf Whitehead"...
They are so hard to compare.
Then why are they always being compared here?
Except showing up to play.
If Fischer had access to all the computers now he would beat Kasparov because you would know that he would study 24/7 to do so.
i always wonderd about this question, but since kasparov is the most resent one he is probably more up to date with tactics and straergy
But like I said - Fischer would study to become more up-to-date and would have the edge over Kasparov.
But Fischer didn't like to study so much, before he died he said it was bad enough back when he was doing it and "now it's a joke". If you listen to what Fischer is saying, he is telling you that the reason he quit when he did is mainly because of the rapidly expanding opening theory that he had no interest in keeping up with anymore (on a world class level). That's why he invented Fischer Random.
That's the older Fischer who had lost interest in chess- when he was younger he would have prepared more than anyone.
Have not Spassky coached K&K? Tal refers to Spassky (and Botvinnik) as to god of arena, same do Kasparov. Further, both authors abhor Fisher (as person) and make strong critics on his games.
Kasparov vs fischer would be like morphy vs botvinik
Very different times and opening theory plus no engins for fischer!
Fischer was universal great tactics and posi. play.
Kasparov great calculation and tactics.
Kasparov doesnt have the positional awarness, intuition, deepnes(positional not tactical), and vision that fischer did.
Kaparovs tacticas were based more on calculation, while fischer on positional awarness. And in the end it is positional play which sees deeper and makes the difference. We will never know!!!
We will never know, Kaspy could calculate more but fischer was positionally more deep and aware.
Kaspys tactics are based mostly on calc while fischers on positional awarness, and in the end it is positional play which sees deeper and makes the difference.
Example of the to kinds of tactics are present in famous games of theres
Kasparov vs topalov 1999
Byrne vs Fischer 1963
Fischer tactical play was based on positional features over calculation, while Kaspys on calculation over PF.
so whats the conclusion?
Fischer or Kasparov?
Never heard of either one of them.
Kasparov was already World Champion when pc's still looked like this, so the "if Fisher had compooters" argument doesn't hold up too well
"Aaaa, it's like War Games!!!"
(And sadly, ICC still looks like that.)
Fischer or Kasparov?
Let me first say that many players where great, I could list my 5 greatest ones.
So the best is Fischer no doubt about it in my mind.
Thanks for your opinion Paul211,
i will skip every topic about Fischer vs Kasparov in the future
Has Fischer lost to a machine with 200 million moves per second?
For me Fischer number 1
It would be quite the clash of ideals. Kasparov, the last great product of the Soviet chess machine, vs. Fischer, the lone-wolf American. Fischer would probably be at an opening disadvantage since he almost exclusively played e4 as white but he would have the edge in the endgame...
In the end, I'm going with Fischer. He had an unparalleled devotion to chess... Imagine how frightening he would be if he had today's wealth of chess knowledge to study!
"What opening or any move that he invented? Zilch or niet"
Kasparov was always a great opening theoretician, as even Nakamura knows :-)
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