We spent some time studying some of Fischer's key games and also talked to a few advanced chess players.
- What was Fischer's approach for pursuing the path of least resistance?
- What were Fischer's favorite and least -favorite game situations?
- What were Fischer's competitive habits and tendencies?
- Was Fischer always decisive in his implementation?
- How did Fischer shaped and staged his game and the competition's own game before the actual game begins?
Always Play to Win
His next strategic step was to target his attention toward the location of the challenger's king. Strategically, his grand objective was to force the challenger to play catch up throughout the game.
Another strategic habit of Fischer was to play the various theoretical variations that were only predictable to him. It usually lead to the innumerable quantity of chess positions that he was proficient at. It also lead to him having the strategic advantage of tempo and territory.
The quality of the game competition also determined his choice of chess openings.
In the opening stage of any tournament games, Fischer has never played the same chess variation twice until his 1972 championship match against Boris Spassky.
This level of strategic power gave Fischer a setting of concealed predictability. It also limited his opponent to a certain number of options.
Mastering a board game does not mean that one can master the game of life.