My favorite player (and world champion) was Bobby Fischer. He won the world championship from Boris Spasky in 1972 after years of competing in the Candidates Tournament. Fischer was of course American and played against many Russian players whom he claimed all worked against him to prevent him from becoming the world champion. During the height of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Fischer's outstanding tournament and match play facinated the American public which set off a chain of events and increased the level of interest in chess never before seen in this country. By winning the world championship, it was like America defeating Russia in the cold war. After winning, Fischer disappeared and was rarely heard from again. He abandoned his title never defending it and never competing for it again. He and Spassky had a re-match back in 1995 which Fischer won again, but this led to more trouble for him within the U.S. as he played against the sanctions that were imposed on the former Yugoslavia at that time. He died in exile at the age of just 68. A very sad and final "move" by the once King of the Sixty-Four squares!
I also like Emanuel Lasker, the second world champion. He was the longest reigning champion at over 27 years and finally lost it to Capablanca. He was still playing competitive in his 70's. I own and have read several of his books.
My fav chess player is tyler worden he won 55 games then he quit because he lost 6 games and he got mad and quit. I was upset when i found out.
My other fav chess player is pam jamesshe won 13 games when she started
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