Bobby Who?! No...I was the Greatest Chess Playa of All Time!!
I was known for my EXCEPTIONAL WORLDCLASS endgames. And I was built for speed. In fact, my nickname was the "Human Chess Machine".
I was born the son of an army officer.
I learned the game at the age of 4 from my Dad. And shortly thereafter, I actually started beating him!!
I got good and I got fast. I could see at a glance what it took others hours to see.
My style was a perfect fit for the phenomenon known as "simultaneous exhibition". In 1909, at the age of 21, I went on a tour throughout the U.S....playing 602 games in 27 cities.
I was Chess Champion of the World from 1921 - 1927.
I died today...March 8, back in 1942 at the age of 53. The cause given was a cerebral hemorrhage provoked by hypertension.
Who am I?
Well...I know who he is. I'm the one he beat in 1921 to become World Champion!! And as I have said in the past, " "I have known many chess players, but only one chess genius."
And I'm the one who took the Crown away from him...in 1927.
I will say it again, as I said right after he died..."he was snatched from the chess world much too soon. With his death, we have lost a very great chess genius whose like we shall never see again.
So yeah...I know who he is. But I'm not telling.
You are invited to take a guess below. (But I must warn you...all those who give a wrong answer will receive a slight electric shock through your mouse!)