For me I just love Fischer. It made me cry for more than an hr when I saw "Pawn sacrifice" and " Fischer Against the World". I was playing North Zone University event and my friend asked me to show the movie Pawn Sacrifice. I showed him and he watched it and when it was in the very end. I left the room and it was night and I was on street crying.
I only analised his few games like Game of the Century but I dont know I am very connected with him and his attitude. I do studied 18 hours a day in order to get a level of 1600 in just 2 month from beginner.
I just love him. I miss him.
He is my idol. He inspired me to study whole day.
The interesting this about me I am emotional but I dont cry so easily. Even when someone die I don't feel tears. For example when my grandmaa died I did not felt cry but when I think of him I feel cry. Because the first game video I saw was him and he was playing Suzen (Bc4 setup f4 f5 plans I think) against Najdrof.
For me if I see any chess player die no matter what's their age is. I just feel like cry.
I just dont wanna see any chess player die before the age of 100.
Nice post and great choice of favourite chess player and I have to agree with you! Fischer is my favourite chess player also.
I saw the other day, a comment from GM Bent Larsen, describing Fischer as not a good player, as many Russian GM's thought he played children in the USA! Pretty arrogant of them....
Larsen thought he and the Russians would beat him! Well, Larsen lost 0-6 to Fischer and Fischer beat Spassky to be World chess champion.
So, he is my favourite chess player, although he appeared to lose his mind, sadly, after his retirement with several strange views and opinions on chess and other life issues even. It was though, very odd and bad, how the US government had treated him. He was directly responsible for an upsurge of chess play all over the world in his hey day and especially in the West. He leaves an awesome chess legacy even in today's modern chess world, as good players appreciate his games and tournament records. Nice one Bobby!
Yes I love him no matter how he lost his mind but his games are still alive and no matter how well modern gms do in chess like Magnus but no one will forget the classical player like him.
What made him great?
His absolute determination to change the face of the chess world and the massive confidence he had on his own capabilities to do so.He was ruthless for victory, he was as talented as the most talented of chess players, but he had that immense psychological power of never break under pressure, and even flourish with it. That was the edge that never abandoned him against his opponents, something he’s discussed endlessly throughout his life.
Had an alien come to the earth back then, with Alpha0’s power, and Kasparov would have been totally unfazed, taken on this cosmic challenge, and made the creature scratch its head fearful of the confidence of this terrestrial.
Kasparov was the dictator of chess during the postfischer era, he not only took on chess players, he took on FIDE itself and later on the Russian state too. His energy, his fiery look, and brutal self belief are his legacy. A legacy that goes beyond chess that he has exploited very well in political and bussiness ventures after retirement.
Someone like him is sorely missed in chess nowadays.
Fischer is the greatest genius to descend from the chess heavens. (Mikhail Tal)
Agree, Fischer is my number one, followed by Morphy, who had a similar life. unfortunately.
And do not exaggerate mate, you have already become way better, take your time
Karpov is turning me into positional player. I do love his games and style.