Chess players similar to or like Bobby Fischer

American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Wikipedia

  • Samuel Reshevsky

    Polish chess prodigy and later a leading American chess grandmaster. Contender for the World Chess Championship from the mid 1930s to the mid 1960s: he tied for third place in the 1948 World Chess Championship tournament, and tied for second in the 1953 Candidates Tournament. Wikipedia

  • Magnus Carlsen

    Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. Carlsen first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world. Wikipedia

  • Viktor Korchnoi

    Soviet (before 1976) and Swiss (after 1980) chess grandmaster and writer. Considered one of the strongest players never to have become World Chess Champion. Wikipedia

  • Tigran Petrosian

    Soviet Armenian Grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. Nicknamed "Iron Tigran" due to his almost impenetrable defensive playing style, which emphasized safety above all else. Wikipedia

  • Boris Spassky

    Russian chess player, who was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. Spassky played three world championship matches: he lost to Tigran Petrosian in 1966; defeated Petrosian in 1969 to become world champion; then lost to Bobby Fischer in a famous match in 1972. Wikipedia

  • Vasily Smyslov

    Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, who was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight occasions . Wikipedia


    Sentences forBobby Fischer

    • The need for a day job occurred simultaneously with the American chess craze which followed Bobby Fischer's victory in the 1972 world chess championship.George R. R. Martin-Wikipedia
    • After the 1962 Candidates, Bobby Fischer publicly alleged that the Soviets had colluded to prevent any non-Soviet – specifically him – from winning.World Chess Championship-Wikipedia
    • Until the end of the Soviet Union, there was only one non-Soviet champion, American Bobby Fischer (champion 1972–1975).Chess-Wikipedia
    • The next championship, the so-called Match of the Century, saw the first non-Soviet challenger since World War II, American Bobby Fischer.Chess-Wikipedia
    • Bobby Fischer of the United States attained both titles solely by virtue of qualifying for the 1958 Interzonal (IM title) and 1959 Candidates Tournament (GM title), only incidentally becoming IM before GM.FIDE titles-Wikipedia
    • Kasparov said in 2013 that "Carlsen is a combination of Karpov [and] Fischer. He gets his positions [and] then never lets go of that bulldog bite. Exhausting for opponents."Magnus Carlsen-Wikipedia

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