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Robert James Fischer
Fischer 
The Championship Season: Bobby Fischer in 1972.  
Number of games in database: 1,003
Years covered: 1953 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2780
Highest rating achieved in database: 2785

Overall record: +420 -86 =246 (72.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 251 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

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 Caro-Kann (53) 
    B10 B11 B18 B14 B17
 French Winawer (40) 
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With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B92 B99 B97 B90 B93
 King's Indian (117) 
    E80 E62 E97 E60 E67
 Sicilian Najdorf (77) 
    B92 B99 B97 B90 B93
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E45 E46 E40 E43 E56
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D86 D79 D98 D80 D78
 English (18) 
    A16 A15 A10 A19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 0-1
   Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 0-1
   Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 1-0
   Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 1-0
   Fischer vs Fine, 1963 1-0
   Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 0-1
   Fischer vs Benko, 1963 1-0
   Fischer vs Tal, 1961 1-0
   Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 0-1
   Fischer vs Panno, 1970 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Stockholm Interzonal (1962)
   US Championship 1963/64 (1963)
   US Championship (1966)
   Netanya (1968)
   Vinkovci (1968)
   Skopje (1967)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
   Rovinj/Zagreb (1970)
   Buenos Aires (1970)
   Fischer - Spassky (1992)
   Mar del Plata (1960)
   Bled (1961)
   Zurich (1959)
   Curacao Candidates (1962)
   Havana (1965)

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   Bjelica_125 by Gottschalk
   Russians versus Fischer by Anatoly21
   Robert Fischer's Best Games by KingG
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   Fischer 101 by rea
   Fischer's Finest by morphyvsfischer
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   Veliki majstori saha 30 FISCHER (II) -Marovic by Chessdreamer

GAMES ANNOTATED BY FISCHER: [what is this?]
   Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858
   Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
   Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961
   Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886
   Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970
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ROBERT JAMES FISCHER
(born Mar-09-1943, died Jan-17-2008, 64 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Iceland)

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Robert James ("Bobby") Fischer was a chess prodigy born on March 9, 1943 in Chicago.

At 13, he won the stunning brilliancy D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956, which Hans Kmoch christened "The Game of the Century." At 14, he won the US Championship (1957/58), making him the youngest U.S. Champion ever. At age 15, Fischer became both the youngest grandmaster (at the time) and the youngest candidate for the World Championship.

Fischer's victory qualified him for the Portoroz Interzonal (1958). He tied for 5th-6th, which sufficed to advance him to the Candidates Tournament to decide the challenger to World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. It also made him, at 15, the youngest grandmaster ever - a record that stood until Judit Polgar broke it in 1991. At the Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Fischer finished fifth out of eight, the top non-Soviet player.

Fischer won the US Championship all eight times he played, in each case by at least a point. In the US Championship (1963/64) he achieved the only perfect score (11-0) in the history of the tournament.

He won the Stockholm Interzonal (1962) 2½ points ahead of Efim Geller and Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian. This made him a favorite to win the Curacao Candidates (1962), but he only finished fourth, behind Petrosian, Geller, and Paul Keres.

In a famous article in Sports Illustrated magazine, The Russians Have Fixed World Chess, Fischer accused the Soviets of cheating: Petrosian, Geller, and Keres had drawn all 12 of the games among themselves at Curaçao. Because of this, he refused to play in the next Candidates cycle. He did play in the Sousse Interzonal (1967), but left it while leading, because of a scheduling dispute occasioned by Fischer's refusal to play on Saturday, his Sabbath.

He won the Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970) by a record 3½ points. The following year, he shocked the chess world by sweeping the Fischer - Taimanov Candidates Quarterfinal (1971) and Fischer - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1971) by identical 6-0 scores, the only perfect scores in the history of the Candidates Matches. He also won the first game of his Candidates final against former World Champion Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, giving him a modern record of 20 consecutive wins at the highest level of competition. He won the Fischer - Petrosian Candidates Final (1971) by 6½-2½ to advance to the World Championship match against reigning champion Boris Spassky. This also gave him a FIDE rating of 2785, making him at that time the highest-rated player in history.

In Reykjavik, he won the Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972) by 12½-8½ to become the 11th World Chess Champion. In 1975, Fischer forfeited his title after FIDE refused to meet his conditions for a World Championship match with Anatoly Karpov. He then virtually disappeared from the public eye for nearly 20 years.

After ending his competitive career, he proposed a new variant of chess and a modified chess timing system. His idea of adding a time increment after each move is now standard, and his variant "Fischerandom" (or "Chess960") is gaining in popularity.(2)

Fischer resurfaced in 1992 to play a match against his old rival Spassky in Yugoslavia. Fischer won Fischer - Spassky (1992) 10-5 with 15 draws. The United States considered that Fischer, in playing this match in Yugoslavia, violated U.S. Treasury Department regulations that forbade transacting business with Yugoslavia. Fischer evaded authorities for twelve years until July 13, 2004, when he was arrested in Japan. On March 22, 2005, he was granted Icelandic citizenship and finally freed from Japan. He died of renal failure in Iceland on January 17, 2008 at the age of 64.

Fischer's anthology, My 60 Memorable Games, was published in 1969. It has been described as a "classic of objective and painstaking analysis,"1 and is regarded as one of the great classics of chess literature.

(1) Hooper & Whyld. The Oxford Companion to Chess. 1992

(2) Wikipedia article: Bobby Fischer

(3) User: jessicafischerqueen 's YouTube documentary of Fischer http://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...

Last updated: 2017-05-02 23:48:19

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,004  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Mayers vs Fischer 1-0171953Blitz GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. J Altusky vs Fischer 0-181954Offhand GameC71 Ruy Lopez
3. Fischer vs J Altusky 1-0121954Offhand GameE90 King's Indian
4. A W Conger vs Fischer 1-0121955Correspondence GameE70 King's Indian
5. A Humphrey vs Fischer ½-½331955US Amateur ChE61 King's Indian
6. Fischer vs K Warner 0-1281955Lincoln ch-US jrB58 Sicilian
7. W Whisler vs Fischer ½-½251955Lincoln ch-US jrE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. J Thomason vs Fischer 0-1231955Lincoln ch-US jrE90 King's Indian
9. Fischer vs D Ames ½-½281955Lincoln ch-US jrC47 Four Knights
10. Fischer vs V Pupols 0-1441955Lincoln ch-US jrC40 King's Knight Opening
11. Fischer vs K Vine ½-½361956New York ManhattanB32 Sicilian
12. Fischer vs S Baron 1-0531956New York ManhattanC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
13. Fischer vs M Pavey 0-1521956New York ManhattanA07 King's Indian Attack
14. A Turner vs Fischer 1-0531956New York ManhattanE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
15. J Tamargo vs Fischer 0-1401956New York ManhattanB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. Fischer vs J A Casado ½-½481956Simul, 12bB32 Sicilian
17. Fischer vs E Nash 0-1511956US Amateur ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
18. K Blake vs Fischer 0-1201956Philadelphia ch-jr (09)B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
19. C Grossguth vs Fischer 0-1291956US Junior Ch.B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. A M Swank vs Fischer 0-143195657th US OpenB20 Sicilian
21. Fischer vs H Gross ½-½17195657th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
22. C F Tears vs Fischer ½-½45195657th US OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. Fischer vs P Lapiken 1-019195657th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
24. B E Owens vs Fischer ½-½43195657th US OpenE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
25. Fischer vs Santasiere ½-½19195657th US OpenA06 Reti Opening
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May-06-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <zanzibar> That's an interesting if depressing article about Fischer. I have to admit that ever since I saw him gloating over 9/11 on a video I've developed an extreme aversion to the guy. "Yeah, what goes around, comes around...All those Jews..." And it's even worse because he knows he's the idol of millions who will take him seriously. I'm not the world's biggest gun-ho American, as shown by the fact that I've voluntarily lived abroad for over half my life now and only go back when I have to, but he really makes me sick. I don't care what kind of problems he's had, everybody has problems. I'm sure poor little Goebbels had an unhappy childhood, too, so what?

Regarding the quote <"I'm a genius who just happened to play chess".>, I think it's the ultimate proof that he was anything but a genius. What contribution did he ever make in any field outside chess? He's the proof that there's no real correlation between chess and creativity and understanding, which is precisely why computers have become chess champions. Musicians, writers and artists are infinitely more impressive because they have talents that can never be mastered by computers (I know, "famous last words", but at least not in our lifetime).

May-06-17
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  PhilFeeley: <ChessHigherCat, perfidious> So take the top 20 players. Do any of them exhibit this kind of behaviour? The top 100? I know there are thousands of GMs around the world now and it wouldn't surprise me that some are paranoid by nature, but does that mean that chess is to blame in any way?
May-06-17
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  ChessHigherCat: PhilFeeley: <ChessHigherCat, perfidious> So take the top 20 players. Do any of them exhibit this kind of behaviour?

Paranoia isn't any kind of behavior, it's a state of mind that isn't immediately apparent to others, all the more so since paranoids are mistrustful by definition and don't readily confide in others. But if you are at all familiar with strong chessplayers you must have noticed how reluctant they are to praise their rivals or even hear others do so, and a very high percentage have crazy political/racial theories in my experience. Of course they don't publicly display their philosophies so don't ask me for the names of their publications. It would be very interesting to do an anonymous survey in any case where they would be free to express themselves without fear of reprisals.

<does that mean that chess is to blame in any way?> I get the feeling that you didn't read beyond the first three words of my question, where I asked for an opinion of my theory: Chess encourages paranoia because 1) the approach to chess problem-solving is based on a justified assumption that there's always a hostile adversary plotting against you and 2) it's a Manichean, bipolar world where everything's black and white, so it encourages blaming everything on stereotypical scapegoats (please read the rest above).

May-07-17
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  zanzibar: Ah, creativity.

In the video Fischer talks about creativity. One could compare his musing on the subject with Feynman's.

Here's a link with someone else's opining on the matter:

http://www.csicop.org/si/show/bobby...

.

May-07-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <'What made him a great player also made him an impossible human being'>

The Guardian

<"Chess doesn't drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane.">

Bill Hartston

<Fischer played before the age of the computer. Grandmasters now use computer programs in their opening theory and to analyse games. Fischer had to work it out for himself, plot his own path. Nonetheless, his games have a computer-like clarity: he played deeply logical moves that make sense to the novice, yet overwhelmed his grandmaster opponents. His chess had a glorious certainty that he could never find in life.>

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...

It takes the bludering of humans to get positions where the brillancies of engines can truly shine, you know.

.

May-07-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <zanzibar: Ah, creativity.

In the video Fischer talks about creativity. One could compare his musing on the subject with Feynman's.

Here's a link with someone else's opining on the matter:

http://www.csicop.org/si/show/bobby...

I agree with your Martin Gardner article. It's true you could compare Fischer's musings with Feynman's, but not favorably. Feynman was innovative in every field, from re-routing ants in his kitchen to seducing Las Vegas cocktail waitresses by being deliberately stand-offish (not to mention quantum physics), whereas Fischer's non-chess-related achievements are limited to breathing with two nostrils while simultaneously growing 10 fingernails and getting thrown in jail. I'm not denying he was a great chessplayer but I don't see why people try to delude themselves into thinking he was a great guy because of that. When I compare my own traumatic memories of seeing 9/11 on the TV screen at the school where I was teaching in Baden-Baden(it took days for it to sink in) with the giggling baboon Fischer "applauding" on the video, I find him right up there with Ben-Laden on my "likables list"

May-07-17
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  zanzibar: <CHC> nobody's defending Fischer's rants here, afaik.

You don't like him, OK, we get that. There wasn't much to really like at the end when he was ranting - and those who befriended indicate as much in the film.

But I guess I view him more sympathetically that you, as I mostly see a mentally disturbed man at theend - one who basically led nobody nowhere, was largely ineffective (including caring for himself), and had few supporters (OK, save for maybe Texe Marrs).

Here's a sympathetic version of Fischer - when he talks about song-writing:

<Where do these people [ie. songwriters] get these ideas? - -

How do they know this is going to put money in their pocket?

It's just the opposite of chess.

Chess, um, you can be running up the same moves, er - in seconds er -, twenty moves that've been played a million times before. - - You know -- it's er - so -

I'm not saying there's no creativity in chess, of course there is, - it's -

it's much more structured, it's, er, you know, it's much more, it's much more difficult to get it out, because, er -

It's the creativity of pop songs that I really admire - - because in very few words, these words are precise as a mathematical formula.

>

~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tra...

I wish I could find the exact Feynman quote about scientific creativity - basically his view almost parallels Fischer's view on chess - that it's not creative like song-writing (or in Feynman's case - drawing), but is a very difficult kind of creativity, because it is so constrained by the scientific method and prior discoveries.

(The internet is full of a similar strait-jacket quote version - but I'm fairly sure that Feynman's original musings didn't use that analogy (at least the ones I encountered - maybe from his Lectures on Physics).)

* * * * *

BTW- Bin-Laden and Fischer are entirely two different kettles of fish, afaic.

Bin-Laden was a leader -- and as a leader, his words had consequences. In fact, he actively participated to make 9/11 happen.

Fischer was a loner, and his words were said as a kind of schadenfreude after-the-fact. It's hard to defend his statements - but I believe the fundamental difference is that, if 9/11 could be replayed Bin-Laden would push the replay button every time, whereas Fischer never would have - despite his obvious delight.

Take Fischer's reaction to Schapps son's statement at the end of the press conference "Nothing you've said here today changes my opinion that he was correct".

I think you can see Fischer's regrets over his words at that moment.

But his mental condition prevented him from suppressing his rants - again, in the film, you see this at the end when he's with the producer-guy (who want's to make Fischer as famous as Michael Jordan) at the diner table. Fischer agrees to change the topic, from the Los Alamos scientist's loss of control over the bomb. Yet, two seconds later he begins again.

May-07-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <Zanzibar> I agree he's kind of pathetic, like so many mentally ill people, but I think ultimately we have to be accountable for our actions, probably because I've known lots of people who use the excuse of being "unable to help themselves" as a pretext for doing bad things ranging from trivial transgressions like never being on time to heinous crimes. Yet those very same "helpless" people will dissimulate their anger before policemen, for example, and watch out for cars, and take all kinds of practical precautions that show they can and do control themselves "when push comes to shove", they just refuse to do so for non-entities like us. In that respect, Fischer showed surprisingly little cunning in not antagonizing police and powerful statesmen but since it was for a bad cause I'm not very impressed by his bravery.

I don't want to play the role of the unforgiving moralist but he really pissed me off and I tend to hold grudges. Frankly, I don't find him very interesting as a personality. What he said about structure vs. creativity is interesting. In general, people who aren't familiar with an art form think it's all pure creativity but professionals know how many formal constraints are involved. Blues guitar, for example, is incredibly structured, with the same IV-V-I chord progressions in virtually every song, but there's still quite a lot of room for creativity if you're Hendrix. What he says about the precision of pop lyrics and mathematical formulae reminds of me of how they churn out new lyrics in 1984 by spinning a big roulette wheel with clichés instead of numbers.

Classical music has much more variety but is still highly structured with its scales and predominant major/minor modes and sonata forms. Paradoxically, artists who try to escape from such constraints end up making even more constrictive systems. For example, Arnold Schoenberg viewed the tonal system as sort of constraining gravitational system revolving around the tonic ("do"), so he invented the atonal system where all 12 half-tones carry equal weight, but in order to do so he had to establish the rule that all twelve different half-tones had to be played before one could be repeated (lest it form a center of gravity). That's freedom?

What you say about irrepressable rants reminds me of this current liberal vs. conservative obsession, which in turn reminds me of "newspeak" in 1984. I mean any person who thinks for himself would agree on certain issues with both parties (for example, one might be against the welfare state but for sex education/teaching of evolution, for abortion and stem-cell research, for at least moderate gun control, etc.). In practice, however, whenever I have the stomach to read through the Rogoff page (which is rarely for more than 20 seconds), people have become total parrots of some stupid party platform, exactly like a football fan, accepting all the detestable aspects of their "own party". Anyway, the point is that antiliberal/anticonservative rant has come to replace all serious analysis and political thought, and it absolves people from the nasty responsibility of thinking for themselves.

May-08-17
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  Absentee: <ChessHigherCat: When I compare my own traumatic memories of seeing 9/11 on the TV screen at the school where I was teaching in Baden-Baden (it took days for it to sink in)>

Holy cow! How do you manage to cope with the number of mass killings that happen every day around the world?

May-08-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <Absentee> I suppose you think that's some kind of clever "relativizing" or other "two wrongs make a right" argument, but anybody who ever lived in NYC will be able to remember the shock when they first saw the planes entering into the building. It had a unique effect because of the scale and closeness to home, and was intended as such. In fact, it was so enormous that it might even be considered disproportionate to the shock of "Jewish women walking around bare-armed in Saudi Arabia" which so enraged Bin -Laden.
May-08-17
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  Absentee: <ChessHigherCat: <Absentee> I suppose you think that's some kind of clever "relativizing" or other "two wrongs make a right" argument, but anybody who ever lived in NYC will be able to remember the shock when they first saw the planes entering into the building. It had a unique effect because of the scale and closeness to home, and was intended as such. In fact, it was so enormous that it might even be considered disproportionate to the shock of "Jewish women walking around bare-armed in Saudi Arabia" which so enraged Bin -Laden.>

Nope, it was a question. "Two wrongs make a right" wouldn't be a relativization and it wouldn't be very clever, either. I was wondering if your reason for placing Fischer on the "bad guys list" was purely an emotional reaction.

May-08-17
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  ChessHigherCat: You lost me completely. To take the 2nd point, first: At the risk of repeating myself, I admit that I reacted emotionally to the video with Fischer watching the planes run into the WTC and giggling and making antisemtic comments and gleefully pronouncing "What goes around comes around..etc.". If I watch a video of a jihadist decapitating a journalist and experience an emotional reaction, does mean that placing the jihadist on the "bad guys list" is a purely emotional reaction and thus irrational/unwarranted? So what, I have emotional reactions to despicable actions? Does that somehow mean that the jihadist is really a good guy?

To return to the first point, "Two wrongs make a right" is an idiotic form of "argument" so it's hard to define in logical terms but it generally takes on the form: "That's nothing compared to what goes on every day or what you did in...", so it is a form of relativizing.

May-08-17
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  Domdaniel: I have never lived in NyC, and I don't particlarly bear grudges. But Fischer's 9/11 comments definitely put him on my "bad guys list". It was not an emotional reaction.
May-08-17
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  Nosnibor: The bio is not correct to state that Fischer was the highest non soviet player by finishing fifth. He actually finished fifth equal with Gligoric who was another non soviet ! On a Sonneborn Berger count he was sixth being 16 points behind Gligoric.
May-08-17
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  Sally Simpson: At Last!

Well spotted Nosnibor.

I was wondering when someone was going to mention that.

(Fischer finished 5th in alphabetical order.)

Jun-21-17
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  Calli: "Pawn Sacrifice", the 2015 movie starring Tobey Maguire as Fischer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWP... It probably won't be there for long 8--)
Jun-21-17
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  tpstar: <Calli> Thank you very much for the link.

<Pawn Sacrifice> *spoiler alert*

The movie did very well portraying his Cold War paranoia, stemming from his childhood, then I thought overall it was an honest and accurate portrayal of just how difficult Fischer was to deal with professionally. The buildup to 29 ... Bxh2 in Game 1 and 11 ... Nh5 in Game 3 were surprisingly well done. Yes they took some artistic license with how Game 1 actually ended, but only a true fan would notice.

Geez, Lombardy was a real stud, and Spassky was one cool dude. ;>D

They could have given Spassky some polite follow-up at the end, mentioning how he was rejected by his country for losing the match and eventually moving to France.

Great film!

Jun-22-17
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  Calli: <tpstar> I agree there could have been more of Spassky, especially since Liev Schreiber bears such a physical resemblance and also liked the way he carried himself. He reminded me of Boris in a way that Tobey Maguire did not remind me of Bobby. I think he is just too short. Fischer was over 6 ft and skinny. Gangly. Maguire can't do gangly.
Jun-22-17
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  diceman: <tpstar:

Geez, Lombardy was a real stud, and Spassky was one cool dude. ;>

I liked Lombardy pressing the clock
on his analysis board!

Jun-22-17
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  tpstar: <diceman> In every picture of Lombardy that I have ever seen, he is a tad portly:

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos...

Definitely not a quarterback:

http://www.spiritualityandpractice....

<Calli> Tobey Maguire's acting captured the torment and unpredictability of Fischer's behavior very well, but it would have worked better to make him look taller relative to his contemporaries. (The Geena Davis character in "A League of Their Own" looked like she towered over her teammates when she didn't.) That Dick Cavett interview with Maguire's head digitized onto Fischer's frame was surreal.

The most ridiculous chess part was playing 1. h4 h5 on his bed before yelling at his mother. The second most ridiculous chess part was playing the Queen's Gambit as White for his first game at the club, when he was a lifelong 1. e4 aficionado. I also got an underhanded feeling that Fischer won because he was great, and lost because he was paranoid. The love interest subplot was unnecessary, but maybe intended to provide an excuse for losing to Spassky in California.

The movie portrayed his sister as a major influence to help ground him during the match, and I am unsure if that was really the case.

Such a fine line between criticism and nitpicking. =)

Jun-22-17  WorstPlayerEver: Sawmthing better for ya bozos!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zIE3C...

Jun-22-17  john barleycorn: <WorstPlayerEver> thank you very much
Jun-22-17  WorstPlayerEver: <john barleycorn>

You are welcome. Well, I find it a bit disturbing. I was kind of shocked how he moved the pieces.

Jun-22-17
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  diceman: <WorstPlayerEver: Sawmthing better for ya bozos!>

Thanks for that.

Jun-22-17  WorstPlayerEver: <diceman>

You are welcome. But I just noticed it in the vids when I checked the 'Pawn Sacrifice' vid at yt.

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