Bobby Fischer

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Rest in Peace Bobby Fischer (b. 1943 - d. 2008)

Moment of silence for Bobby Fischer

Chess is war over the board.

"Chess is war over the board.
The object is to crush the opponent's mind." - Bobby Fischer


Bobby Fischer

Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (born March 9, 1943), won the World Chess Championship on September 1, 1972 and lost the title when he failed to defend it on April 3, 1975. He is considered to be one of the most gifted chess players of all time and, despite his prolonged absence from competitive play, is still among the best known of all chess players.

I am the best player in the world

"I am the best player in the world and I am here to prove it." - Bobby Fischer

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The famous match between Fischer and Spassky

Evolution of Bobby Fischer's Opening Repertoire

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M-Tel Masters 2006

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Morelia Linares Tournament 2006

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US Chess Championship Games 2006

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Corus Games 2006

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"I Was Tortured in the Pasadena Jailhouse!"

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Portrait of a Genius As a Young Chess Master

1962 Interview - As exasperating as he is talented and as determined as he is eccentric, Bobby Fischer promises to become the game's most respected and least understood champion.

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"I regard Bobby Fischer as a mythological combination of sorts, a centaur if you will, a synthesis between man and chess."  - Garry Kasparov

"You know you're going to lose. Even when I was ahead I knew I was going to lose."  - Andrew Soltis (on playing against Fischer).

"It is difficult to play against Einstein�s theory." - Mikhail Tal (on his first loss to Fischer)

"When I played Bobby Fischer, my opponent fought against organizations - the television producers and the match organizers. But he never fought against me personally. I lost to Bobby before the match because he was already stronger than I. He won normally." - Boris Spassky

"Geniuses like Beethoven, Leonardo da Vinci, Shakespeare, and Fischer come out of the head of Zeus, seem to be genetically programmed, know before instructed." - John Collins

"All I want to do, ever, is just play chess..." - Bobby Fischer


"The Unknown remains, probably forever inexplicable, regardless of how many yellowed game scores, cracked newspaper clippings, and curled and faded old photos are uncovered. My appreciation, even awe at his chess talent aside, the nicest thing I can say about Bobby Fischer is that he's a genuine enigma." - Paul Kollar

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