Is Bobby Fischer The Greatest Chess Player Ever?

According to ichess.net

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Garry Kasparov

Anatoly Karpov

Magnus Carlsen

Wilhelm Steinitz

José Raúl Capablanca

Bobby Fischer

Alexander Alekhine

Who is considered the greatest chess player of all time?

10 Greatest Chess Players of All Time – The Ultimate List

  • 1) Garry Kasparov (1963) – Greatest of the Greats.
  • 2) Anatoly Karpov (1951)
  • 3) Magnus Carlsen (1990)
  • 4) Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900)
  • 5) Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942)
  • 6) Bobby Fischer (1943-2008)
  • 7) Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946)
  • 8) Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995)

Did Bobby Fischer ever lose a chess game?

Fischer won the World Chess Championship in 1972, defeating Boris Spassky of the USSR, in a match held in Reykjavík, Iceland. After forfeiting his title as World Champion, Fischer became reclusive and sometimes erratic, disappearing from both competitive chess and the public eye.

Is Carlsen better than Kasparov?

Both were Kasparov’s rivals when they were at their peak in the ninenties and begining of XXI century. Carlsen is very good, but he has no real rival at World Champion level. Kasparov had Karpov (a legend), Kramnik, Anand and Ivanchuk. yes Magnus Carlsen is a better chess player than Kasparov in chess history.

What did Bobby Fischer die from?

Kidney failure