Bobby Fischer's mentor and friend Svetozar Gligoric
The film "BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD" received much attention in Swedish media. Here's an old interview that Schacknytts Anders Sandström was with Grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric during his three-day visit to Gothenburg in 2003 (pictured below).
Gligoric's (age 87 this year!) Offers a particularly vivid monument to contemporary chess - he has met them all, he has beaten them all, he has set his mark in Caissa's modern history.
Gligoric and Fischer (see picture below) Gligorics relationship with the almost mythological Bobby Fischer is a chapter of its own. He became Fischer's mentor in 1958 when a young and inexperienced Fischer made the entrance of the big international stage. And they have remained friends ever since. Gligoric says: - It is to underestimate Fischer to believe that he stands outside of chess today. He Is Not! However, he was bitterly surprised in 1992 before the match against Spassky in the amount of opening theory. He was deeply shaken, it is my impression. It was then he began to think of "random chess" - how we take away the theory and still keep us close to the classic chess? That was the problem he sat down before solving. He can play first-class chess in this now, it is my absolute conviction. But I doubt that it was he who visited the ICC (Internet Chess Club).
Fischer said: "I do not believe in psychology, I believe in good moves." What has he got from me. But he also said: "I like to crush the opponent's ego!" I would never say. I apologize if I win. I say "You could have played better." He stops his exposition, laughs and says with a wink: "But I do often feel sorry for my opponents - everyone likes to win. And I tease me about a day after a loss. Then begin the repair work.