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@SmyslovFan: FIDE approve the first to win ten games and Fischer demand was rejected (9-9 tied match). Do you really think Karpov had a chance against Fischer ten win rule; Anatoly had trouble with Korchnoi with the rule the first to win six games. Stamina plays a factor in a long match but Karpov was not physical strong to play a long match. You see in Kasparov first match how Karpov choke some of opportunities to win a early victory, it was prolong because Karpov inabilities to put Kasparov away. Even in 1987 match Karpov having an advantage by one point could not maintain the lead and lost the following game to Kasparov; maybe it is nervousness. One thing can say about Karpov at the end he win against both player Fischer and Kasparov, he is playing chess and he seem happy. Karpov is true chess lover and continues to play in tournament regardless of rating or keeping his mystique: I think Karov is a winner. Kasparov quit chess so he keep his mystique, his invisibility and knowing he could not maintain that high level of play but Karpov play chess because he truly love chess and I greatly admire Karpov for this.
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.
good joke for post April 1 :)
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.
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.
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.
Do you forget that Fischer left active play twice before his championship, and came back stronger than ever?
You have to return to 1974 Marty. You have to talk with Bobby Fisher.
This is getting even more pointless than it was 40 pages ago.
unblock_capablanca is bang on!
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.
I would say Karpov, but not sure.
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.
Possibly, Bobby didn't even have the support of his home country.
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 :)
Still think Marty McFly is the best option to solve this riddle.
BOBBY FISHER,# 1 of history.
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