Monday, 4 January 2010

Are they comparable?

With the rise and rise of Magnus Carlsen, it is inevitable that he will be increasingly compared to Bobby Fischer. Both age and style are points of comparison, although Carlsen has already stated that he is unlike Fischer in some important areas (obsession and mental stability).
With Carlsen doing a feature interview with Time Magazine, I'm sure there will also be comparisons between his style and the somewhat notorious utterances of Fischer in print. If you wish to make some comparisons yourself, a trawl thorough the archives of Life Magazine (courtesy of google) may assist you. I picked up one story from 1971, where the author had a chat with Fischer. The article is here, and there are a few others if you search.

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