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Weekly Article: Fischer and Kasparov - Two Great Chess Minds

Weekly Article: Fischer and Kasparov - Two Great Chess Minds

CalbaMan
Sep 9, 2011, 8:03 PM 2

Fischer and Kasparov - Two Great Chess Minds: Week 5  -  September 9, 2011

Chess has had many lethal players over the years. Today, I am talking about Fischer and Kasparov - two of the greatest players in the game...

Fischer:

Bobby Fischer was born in Chicago, March 9th, 1943, as Robert James Fischer. His father, Gerhardth Fischer, was born in Berlin, 1909. His mother's name was Regina Wender.

In 1953, Bobby Fischer played his first Chess tournament at the Brooklyn Chess Club Championship. He placed fifth.

While in the club, Bobby played chess matches against the club's finest players. Reshevsky gave a simultaneous blindfold exhibition in which Bobby competed. It came as a shock to everyone when he defeated the Grandmaster. 

Here are some of Fischer's professional games:

Fischer vs. Reshevsky - "Go Fisch!"

A very impressive game... NOTE: This is not the game played at the blindfold exhibition.

Fischer vs. Cardoso, 1957

 
 
This game was played in at New York, in 1957. 

Kasparov:

Kasparov was born in 1963 to a Jewish father and an Armenian mother. He began playing chess at age 5, and by age 13 he had become the Soviet Youth Champion. After his amazing victories, Kasparov began to study under the former World Champion, Mikhail Botvinnik.

Kasparov vs. Karpov, 1990

 
This match was played in a series. The games were paused due to fatigue, much to Kasparov's annoyance.

Kasparov vs. Kramnik, 1994

 
Kasparov barely won this series of games against Vladimir Kramnik.  

Thank you for reading this article! Check back next week!
~ CalbaMan

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