They say Botvinnik had 'scientific' approach to chess and Fischer's style was crystal-clear. What does it mean? Could you please enunciate about the styles of these masters in a more lucid way?
I once heard that Bobby Fischer pawn promoted to a rook, and then on a subsequent move, castled with that rook. I have been searching for the move history of this game, if it really did happen, but I ...
I know that this question may be for a more psychology-focus forum, and "great" is an understatement for players such as Fischer; yet, I want to know your opinion on this question. Is it intelligence? ...
I started looking into the history of a few grandmasters such as Fischer and Carlsen, but why does it seem to have its "kings" and queens" playing the game from a young age? Can anyone show me any ...
I have severe dyslexia which means that for the majority of chess books I find it very difficult to accurately read games (although having a board does help). My favorite chess book when I was younger ...
In game 11 of the 1972 World Championship, Spassky as white moves his Knight back to its 14. Nb1 starting position. Apparently, this moved was received as 14. Nb1!!. But to me, it seems as a simple ...
In 2001, Nigel Short went public with the opinion that he had in fact played Bobby Fischer on the Internet Chess Club. This was denied by Fischer himself, and the consensus seems to be that it was ...
I know that professional chess players obviously have to have a wide repertoire and try to know as much as they can, but I was curious if they mainly stay consistent. The reason for asking this was ...
(This is the game in question.) Is it because it was played by a 13-year-old Bobby Fischer? Would it have been different if it were played by a much older player? Who labeled it the "game of the ...
Fischer famously scribbled "best by test" on one of his score sheets after playing 1. e4. Yet when I look at chess.com's database of games, 1. d4 yields a larger win %age for while than does 1. e4. ...