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  1. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    09 Aug '15 20:56
    Similar to What’s Your Morphy Number? You played someone (could have been a simul) who played someone who played someone .... who played Fischer.

    Example: my Fischer Number is 3: Tarjan (simul) > Gligoric > Fischer.

    Fischer played a well-publicized simul tour in 1964, so someone here must be 'young' enough to have a Fischer Number of 1 !

    To make it easy, consult the link below:

    http://bobbyfischer.net/opponents.html
  2. 09 Aug '15 23:47
    Mine is 2. (twice) Surgies>Fischer and Bisguier>Fischer.
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    10 Aug '15 01:08
    2.

    Fischer-Shocron
  4. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    10 Aug '15 03:02 / 1 edit
    2
    gligoric (simul)

    edit: forgot about jude acers also a simul and another 2
  5. Standard member ptobler
    Patzer
    10 Aug '15 03:15
    OMG - my Fischer number is 3 then - a player as weak as me! Milan Grcic (one of my regular opponents) > Gligoric > Fischer
  6. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    10 Aug '15 06:03
    Thanks for the replies. I expected that quite a few here would have FN 2. Kudos!
  7. 10 Aug '15 12:30
    My Fischer Number is also 2, via Bob Wade.
  8. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    10 Aug '15 13:04
    My FN is infinity
  9. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    10 Aug '15 14:50
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    My FN is infinity
    Play me, then it'll be 4.
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    10 Aug '15 14:51
    Originally posted by Bebop5
    Mine is 2. (twice) Surgies>Fischer and Bisguier>Fischer.
    Wow, Bisguier! Simul or 1-to-1?
  11. 10 Aug '15 16:02
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Wow, Bisguier! Simul or 1-to-1?
    That one was a simul (sigh). I did win however.
  12. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    10 Aug '15 20:26
    Originally posted by Bebop5
    That one was a simul (sigh). I did win however.
    No small feat!
  13. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    10 Aug '15 20:27
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Play me, then it'll be 4.
    Better still, play Bebop--then it'll be 3.
  14. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    10 Aug '15 20:49 / 1 edit
    all those who have played me have a fischer number of no more than 3
    now that is creepy
    I've spawned a lot of fischer 3's, probably thousands
  15. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    11 Aug '15 06:06
    Originally posted by lemondrop
    all those who have played me have a fischer number of no more than 3
    now that is creepy
    I've spawned a lot of fischer 3's, probably thousands
    What's more, anyone who can trace his line to Gligoric links to every world's champion prior to Fischer. Gligoric's career spanned generations: he played Spassky, Petrosian, Smyslov, Botvinnik, Tal, and Euwe; early in his career he played Milan Vidmar, Bogo, and Tartakower, and through them the link goes back to Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, and Steinitz.