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Pt. 4 of Bobby Fischer’s TOP 10 LIST of the World’s Best Chess Players

Pt. 4 of Bobby Fischer’s TOP 10 LIST of the World’s Best Chess Players

Reshevskys_Revenge
Feb 14, 2013, 4:29 AM 2


In 1964, for ChessWorld Magazine, Robert James Fischer was asked to name the Top 10 Best Chess Players in the world. 
Here is his list (in alphabetical order) of those players:

Alexander Alekhine, José Capablanca, Paul Morphy, Samuel Reshevsky, Boris Spassky, Howard Staunton, Wilhelm Steintz, Mikhail Tal, Siegbert Tarrash, and Mikhail Tchigorin.

Samuel Reshevsky - 1911 - 1992

Fischer said: From 1946 to 1956 probably the best in the world, though his opening knowledge was less than any other leading player. Like a machine calculating every variation, he found moves over the board by a process of elimination and often got into fantastic time pressure.

 



Reshevsky competed seriously at least semi-regularly, virtually until his death in New York City in 1992. He defeated old rival Vasily Smyslov in a tournament game in 1991.

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