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If Fischer would played Karpov for the World Champion, who would win?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1641


    good joke for post April 1 :)

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1642


    Karpov never had chance against Fischer,Bobby self-taught chess genius compare to Karpov being taught by Botvinnik.  This is Bobby record in his tournaments and matches; it speaks for itself.  





    Bobby Fischer’s tournament record is among the best of all chess players. In 1963-64, he scored a perfect 11 out of 11 in the U.S. championship, the only perfect score in the history of this event. In 1970, he won the Interzonal Tournament in Palma de Mallorca by a record 3.5-point margin. He then won 20 consecutive games, including two perfect 6-0 sweeps in the Candidates Matches against two of the strong chess players in the world. His only failure in his competitive career was at Buenos Aires in 1960 where he only score 8.5 out of 19, taking 13th place. After July 1966, Fischer, at the age of 23, won every tournament or match he completed for the rest of his life. Setting aside the Sousse Interzonal, which he withdrew while leading, he took 1st place in 8 consecutive strong chess tournaments from 1966 to 1970. From 1963 to 1965, Fischer had 24 consecutive wins, a modern record. He also had 20 consecutive wins against International Masters or Grandmasters from 1970 to 1972. By July 1972, Fischer’s rating (2785) was 125 points ahead of the second-highest rated player, then-reigning world chess champion Boris Spassky.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1643


    Sorry man, but this thread is stupid. How we can know who would win ? They never faced each other so we cant know. I am just objective.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1644


    This is just one of countless realities. We are all sharing the reality in which Fischer and Karpov didn't play. If we could contact somebody who exists in the reality in which they did play, we would have the answer to this crucial question in chess.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1645


    JDA1958 wrote:

    Karpov, Fischer played no competitve Chess after he won the world championship. Nobody just 'turns-up' against a player of Karpov's ability and plays at such a high standard.

    Do you forget that Fischer left active play twice before his championship, and came back stronger than ever?

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  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1648


    You have to return to 1974 Marty. You have to talk with Bobby Fisher.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1649


    This is getting even more pointless than it was 40 pages ago.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1650


    unblock_capablanca is bang on!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1651


    No, just a little joke. I find interesting the topic. I have not so much to say. To analyze the bet correctly I should be a harder player or have better knowledges of chess history.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1652


    I would say Karpov, but not sure.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1653


    Bobby was clearly having some extra troubles and the kind of player Karpov was, persevering, in my opinion, would have unhinge him. Remember too the scene of the yoghurt notes. Karpov's team would have exploit Fisher's weakness, and Bobby, I think, had at this time enemies at all sides. Maybe at 1975 he knew yet he was in a political spiral with a tricky exit. Too much stress that would develope, unfortunately, to some kind of psychotic madness in his brilliant brain. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1654


    Possibly, Bobby didn't even have the support of his home country.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1655


    What I don't understand is why that system would harm Fisher.

    And another little joke. If Petrosian could have defended his tittle with this system, he would have been the world champion until 1984. I can imagine him making the last drawish move, before closing his eyes for last time :)

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1656


    Still think Marty McFly is the best option to solve this riddle.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1657


    BOBBY FISHER,# 1 of  history. 

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