Fischer’s 1963–4 US Championship: A Historic 11–0 Route

Fischer Leaves the Crowd Behind

In December 1963, Bobby Fischer turned in a historically great performance winning the US Chess Championship by routing the competition — the first and only time this has ever been done. The above graph is what I call my “Tournament Snapshot.” It is a better device than the cross-table because it gives a sense of distance and how dominant the winner really was.



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Tony Berard

Recently, I have been debunking religion, psychics, and pseudosciences. I want to improve people’s critical thinking and logic skills. Nothing is Supernatural.