Users' questions

Did Anand play Fischer?

Did Anand play Fischer?

However, Anand did not get a chance to play with Fischer, although they analysed some games on the magnetic chess set that Fischer was carrying with him till the dinner was served. The two greats did exchange some thoughts on chess as Fischer felt that the computer was killing creativity, to which Anand also agreed.

Is Mikhail Tal better than Fischer?

(Tal has a positive record against Fischer with his four wins from the 1959 candidates tournament, when Fischer was only 16 years old, but never beat Fischer again.)

Why did Judit Polgar retire?

The queen has made her last move. Judit Polgar, the greatest female chess player in history, has retired from competitive chess. Judit did not want to play with women because they posed no challenge for her; besides, she was good enough to beat the strongest of men. She has defeated 10 world champions.

Did Viswanathan Anand beat Bobby Fischer?

Fischer in his 60’s against Anand… might very well have been painful to watch. It’s a clear no-contest. I even tried it on Chessmaster a few years ago, and Anand won.

What did Fischer think of Tal?

Fischer did have immense respect for Tal as a player, and he also tended to be nice even to people he disliked. Tal also usually won against Fischer at that time, so maybe Fischer saw an opportunity to improve his game!

What did Bobby Fischer think of Mikhail Tal?

Fischer had read a lot about Tal’s swashbuckling style of sacrificial play and was also obviously eager to get even with him for past humiliations as well as to show him a taste of his own medicine! It was a tactical slug-fest by a existing world champion against a future world champion.

Is Queen’s Gambit Based on Polgar?

No. The book THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT is the source, written by Walter Tevis in 1983. Judit Polgar was born, but didn’t emerge in international chess till around 1990. Tevis said he based the novel on himself, though he was a mediocre chess player, and obviously male.