quote by Mikhail Tal

When I asked Fischer why he had not played a certain move in our game, he replied: 'Well, you laughed when I wrote it down!'

— Mikhail Tal

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Fischer is Fischer, but a knight is a knight!

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Many Chess players were surprised when after the game, Fischer quietly explained: 'I had already analyzed this possibility' in a position which I thought was not possible to foresee from the opening

Fischer is the greatest genius to descend from the chess heavens.

What I admired most about him [Bobby Fischer] was his ability to make what was in fact so difficult look easy to us. I try to emulate him.


It is difficult to play against Einstein's theory -on his first loss to Fischer

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.

The only positive contribution to chess from Fischer in the last 20 years.

In complicated positions, Bobby Fischer hardly had to be afraid of anybody

Fischer was a master of clarity and a king of artful positioning.

His opponents would see where he was going but were powerless to stop him


Robert Fischer is a law unto himself

Bobby Fischer is the greatest Chess genius of all time!

Boris Vasilievich was the only top-class player of his generation who played gambits regularly and without fear ... Over a period of 30 years he did not lose a single game with the King's Gambit, and among those defeated were numerous strong players of all generations, from Averbakh, Bronstein and Fischer, to Seirawan.

Suddenly it was obvious to me in my analysis I had missed what Fischer had found with the greatest of ease at the board

I still hope to kill Fischer


I'm definitely the first no.1 in the world since Fischer, and probably at least since Kasparov, who probably has the most potential to dominate for the foreseeable future.

This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide.

By this measure (on the gap between Fischer & his contemporaries), I consider him the greatest world champion

I see my own style as being a symbiosis of the styles of Alekhine, Tal and Fischer.

There is only one thing Fischer does in Chess without pleasure: to lose!


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.

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

I am not sure the others are as committed as Rob Hall and Scott Fischer.

I think there is more business now, and I know it will be impossible to stop this Everest business.

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

There were certainly those who rubbed their eyes in astonishment.

But when we held a company discussion forum with Joschka Fischer, interest was high. Six hundred senior managers came to the meeting. In the end, there was tremendous applause for Fischer, because he offered a precise analysis of the challenges our industry faces worldwide.


The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich.

Only Fischer changed that.

Fischer, who may or may not be mad as a hatter, has every right to be horrified

Is Bobby Fischer quite sane?

In Fischer's hands, a slight theoretical advantage is as good a being a Queen ahead

As with Steinitz, Fischer's genius has often been concealed by controversies away from the board. Like Lasker, Fischer has raised chess to new financial heights despite frequent retreats from serious play. And, like Capablanca, Fischer is recognized by millions of non-players and has won the game many new enthusiasts.


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.

Do you realize Fischer almost never has any bad pieces? He exchanges them, and the bad pieces remain with his opponents

In general there is something puzzling about the fact that the most renowned figures in chess - Morphy, Pillsbury, Capablanca and Fischer - were born in America.

You want to know what I want? I'll tell you what I want.

I want back what Bobby Fischer took with him when he disappeared.