In fact, the ‘Fischer Clock’ has become an integral part of modern Chess. Fischer always saw Chess Players as ambassadors of the game and himself lived as one till his last breath. That Fischer’s sad demise should occur when he was 64 years of age, is perhaps destiny’s unique way of acknowledging him as the perfect Chess player.
Fischer was suffering from degenerative kidney failure. He had a urinary tract blockage, and he refused surgery or medication. Fischer was buried on January 21 in the small Christian cemetery of Laugardælir church, outside Selfoss, 60 kilometers southeast of Reykjavík. Following Fischer’s wishes, only Garðar Sverrisson, Miyoko Watai, and Garðar’s family were present. Fischer played a total of 752 tournament games in his career, winning 417, losing 84, and drawing 251.
Burdened by his own skill , it was remarked that Fischer didn’t consider any other opponents worthy of his time. Although he did play Spassky in a rematch in 1992, the event was overshadowed by the fact that Fischer had defied a United Nations embargo by playing in Yugoslavia. Effectively exiling himself from the United States, Fischer bounced around countries and was vocal in publicly making anti-American and anti-semitic statements. Unfortunately, this erratic behavior during his later years overshadowed the undeniable genius and talent Fischer had shown as a young man. Another strong chess player from Budapest, Judit Polgár, the undoubtedly best female chess player in history was reported an IQ of 170, as we mentioned before.
When the US Chess Federation published its rating list in May, Fischer had the rank of Master, the youngest player to earn that title up to that point. In July, he successfully defended his US Junior title, scoring 8½/9 at San Francisco. In August, he scored 10/12 at the US Open Chess Championship in Cleveland, winning on tie-breaking points over Arthur Bisguier. He won the New Jersey Open Championship, scoring 6½/7. He then defeated the young Filipino master Rodolfo Tan Cardoso 6–2 in a New York match sponsored by Pepsi-Cola.
“The rare accounts of his situation all mention cheap rooms in Pasadena and L.A., months of his crashing on former friends and days spent riding the orange city bus between L.A. And Pasadena, analyzing chess games on his pocket set,” Ivan Solotaroff wrote in Esquire magazine in 1992. The 1964 tournament also produced another of his oxtail comes from which animal legendary games, this one against the grandmaster Robert Byrne. Regina Fischer moved her family first to California and then to Arizona before settling in a Brooklyn walkup, where Bobby grew up. The strong-willed Mrs. Fischer, who would become a forceful advocate of pacifist causes, had an uneven influence on her willful son.
If every world-class chess player has a high IQ, there’s no denying the fact that Bobby had such a high IQ. Fischer’s interest in Chess became more important to him than schoolwork. By the time he reached the 4th grade, he’d been in and out of 6 schools as his interest in Chess was too high than his regular school work.
He fits into the category of idiot savant more than genius, and I’ve evaluated plenty of both. Fischer was known for saying the K vs K games were prearranged, and had called Kasparov an idiot. Kasparov said Fischer’s play in the return match vs Spassky was around 2500 level. Fischer was also obsessed with calling himself the world champion even after he defaulted the title. He did this with players ranging from strong grandmasters to novices. Unsurprisingly, he found that there was a very strong correlation between chess strength and the ability to remember positions.
That’s the case if it is really true that 100 is the concrete mean value. Another important factor in chess success is undoubtedly an excellent long-term memory. Magnus proved he had one as a young child when he memorized all the countries in the world. After an intense rise to fame, the genius simply receded into reclusion. Perhaps Bobby Fischer realized that he had gotten from chess all there was to get. Trial in 1992 and Bobby Fischer death in 2008, Fischer’s mother and sister died.
So, he joined Blindfold-chess training which made people think of him as crazy. However, this training helped him a lot as it increased his concentration during the matches. Most genius people with high IQ search for more skills and success in their interested field. That’s what Bobby did as he improved his thinking way to be one of the most genius Chess players. Moreover, he lost only three times as he played about 90 matches. Bobby Fischer is one of the most famous Chess players in the world since he was the World Chess Champion from the age of eleven years, so this proves that Bobby Fischer IQ is really high.