Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.— Boris Spassky
Most Powerful Bobby Fischer Chess quotations
In complicated positions, Bobby Fischer hardly had to be afraid of anybody
Bobby Fischer is the greatest Chess genius of all time!
It was clear to me that the vulnerable point of the American Grandmaster (Bobby Fischer) was in double-edged, hanging, irrational positions, where he often failed to find a win even in a won position
How do you beat Bobby Fischer? You play him at any game but chess.
I try to stay in games where I have an edge.
Is Bobby Fischer quite sane?
Bobby Fischer was hugely important for the American chess community because it put chess on the map - he made it possible for other chess players to make a living.
What is chess, do you think? Those who play for fun or not at all dismiss it as a game. The ones who devote their lives to it for the most part insist that it's a science. It's neither. Bobby Fischer got underneath it like no one before and found at its center, art.
Bobby Fischer started off each game with a great advantage: after the opening he had used less time than his opponent and thus had more time available later on. The major reason why he never had serious time pressure was that his rapid opening play simply left sufficient time for the middlegame.
I like to say that Bobby Fischer was the greatest player ever.
But what made Fischer a genius was his ability to blend an American freshness and pragmatism with Russian ideas about strategy
With or without the title, Bobby Fischer was unquestionably the greatest player of his time
Bobby Fischer's current state of mind is indeed a tragedy.
One of the worlds greatest Chess players - the pride and sorrow of American Chess
Nowadays, a 13-year-old would probably know more than Bobby Fischer knew when he retired. They analyse all the moves and prepare themselves on their computers. But that doesn’t mean they are special.
My God, Bobby Fischer plays so simply
I would say, you have a unique chance of learning more about the game of chess with your computer than Bobby Fischer, or even myself, could manage throughout our entire lives. What is very important is that you will use this power productively and you will not be hijacked by the computer screen. Always keep your personality intact.
I used to play a lot of chess and competitive chess and study chess and as you get to the grandmasters and learn their styles when you start copying their games like the way they express themselves through... The way Kasparov or Bobby Fischer expresses themselves through a game of chess is it's astonishing. You can show a chess master one of their games and they'll say "Yeah, that is done by that player."
[Pawn Sacrifice is] about the 1972 chess championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky. I play Paul Marshall.It was a great story of a very peculiar man, another genius who's troubled and lived an interesting life. I had great fun making that.