Weekly Article: Fischer and Kasparov - Two Great Chess Minds
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...
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!"