26 June 2009

Fischer's Last Interview

Here's part five of a radio interview.

Bobby Fischer Tells You Why Chess is Boring and Tells You His Favorite Players (10:09) • 'Part 5 of Bobby Fischer's last interview. He tells you why he doesn't like chess anymore and who his favorite past player is. You might be surprised.'

The previous parts are mainly rants about subjects other than chess.

  • Part 1 • 7:05 Fischer mentions 'current issue of Newsweek, October 16, 2006'
  • Part 2 • 6:04 Interviewer states his name
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

In Part 4, Fischer quotes Taimanov,

When grandmasters play, they see the logic of their opponent's moves. One's moves may be so powerful that the other may not be able to stop it, but the plan behind the moves will be clear. Not so with Fischer. His moves did not make sense, at least to all the rest of us they didn't. We were playing chess. Fischer was playing something else, call it what you will. Naturally there would come a time when we finally would understand what those moves had been about, but by then it was too late. We were dead.

I've heard similar about Fischer from other sources, and ditto about Karpov.

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