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No not considerably stronger. Naka is slightly stronger than Fischer ever was. Nakamura's highest rating ever was 2819 while Fischer's highest ever rating was 2789. A rating difference of 30 points equates to about a 54.6 out of 100 points played, which is the equivalent of an otherwise equal opponent having White every game.
Today, Nakamura is rated 2787, which is statistically the same as Fischer's final rating.
I cannot even imagine Fischer having a minus 12 score with no wins at all against anyone, including God himself.
Naka though, being "considerably stronger", did it...
I don't take much stock in rating comparisons of former champions anyway. There's no way in my mind that Nakamura is stronger than Fischer was at his peak.
Modern Super GMs seem to be some kind of computer enhanced chess cyborgs. I don't think further comparisons between now and previous eras is fruitful.
Anyone who thinks Nakamura is stronger than Fischer at his peak has precious little chess understanding .
Neither are/were outstandingly creative. And it's as tho' BF was not very tested and HN can't even pass it yet.
And altho' it's not fair to compare, I'll share on this pair, only 'cuz I care to bare my humble opinion....
....HN would embarrass BF in a match of today....and everyone knows it.
I dare to guess he (Naka) would lose the psychological duel, at least.
Go away hater .
Trying to compare raw ratings 40+ years apart (as one would if comparing Nakamura's peak with Fischer's) is a useless exercise. Ratings tend to go up in general over time. One can see that while looking over the world's top players over the last 45 years. During Fischer's time, a 2600 rating was sufficient for world top ten status. Nowadays, it takes 2700 to even make the top 40-50.
Most reasonable comparisons of players in different eras are usually undertaken by looking at how they compared to other top contemporaries of theirs. By that measure, Fischer has virtually no equal, except perhaps Kasparov. Look at it this way: when Fischer became world champion, he beat Spassky 12.5-8.5 (and that included a forfeit win for Spassky, which wasn't rated). So, in rated games, Fischer out scored the reigning world champion by 5 points over 20 games. Fischer was so far ahead of Spassky on the mid-1972 rating list, though, that he actually LOST five rating points to Spassky. (His rating dropped from 2785 to 2780.) No other player has been quite that dominant, even Kasparov (who always had Karpov within shouting distance). What puts Kasparov in the conversation, and quite possibly ahead of Fischer, is his long and distinguished run as world champion and top rated player.
This is not to say that Nakamura is not a great player (of course he is), nor is it to say that he might not belong in that conversation someday (he might). However, he has to at least get past Carlsen (against whom he has a brutally bad classical record) before you can even begin to mention him as an equal of Fischer.
Yes, attacking anyone who disagrees with you personally is the way to prove your point.
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