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1 All I want to do, ever, is just play chess. Bobby Fischer
2 I don’t believe in psychology. I believe in good moves. Bobby Fischer
3 Your body has to be in top condition. Your chess deteriorates as your body does. You can’t separate body from mind. Bobby Fischer
4 It’s just you and your opponent at the board and you’re trying to prove something. Bobby Fischer
5 Chess is like war on a board. Bobby Fischer
6 You have to have the fighting spirit. You have to force moves and take chances. Bobby Fischer
7 That’s what chess is all about. One day you give your opponent a lesson, the next day he gives you one. Bobby Fischer
8 I like the moment when I break a man’s ego. Bobby Fischer
9 I am the best player in the world and I am here to prove it. Bobby Fischer
10 If I win a tournament, I win it by myself. I do the playing. Nobody helps me. Bobby Fischer
11 A strong memory, concentration, imagination, and a strong will is required to become a great chess player. Bobby Fischer
12 I know people who have all the will in the world, but still can’t play good chess. Bobby Fischer
13 Different people feel differently about resigning. Bobby Fischer
14 All that matters on the chessboard is good moves. Bobby Fischer
15 Tactics flow from a superior position. Bobby Fischer
16 Chess is life. Bobby Fischer
17 Best by test : 1. e4. Bobby Fischer
18 Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all. Bobby Fischer
19 My opponents make good moves too. Sometimes I don’t take these things into consideration. Bobby Fischer
20 Chess demands total concentration. Bobby Fischer
21 All my games are real. Bobby Fischer
22 Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponents mind. Bobby Fischer
23 You can only get good at chess if you love the game. Bobby Fischer
24 My God, Bobby Fischer plays so simply. Alexei Suetin
25 It is difficult to play against Einstein’s theory --on his first loss to Fischer. Mikhail Tal
26 Do you realize Fischer almost never has any bad pieces? He exchanges them, and the bad pieces remain with his opponents. Yuri Balashov
27 You know you’re going to lose. Even when I was ahead I knew I was going to lose --on playing against Fischer. Andrew Soltis
28 It began to feel as though you were playing against chess itself --on playing against Robert Fischer. Walter Shipman
29 In complicated positions, Bobby Fischer hardly had to be afraid of anybody. Paul Keres
30 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. Efim Geller
31 In Fischer’s hands, a slight theoretical advantage is as good a being a queen ahead. Isaac Kashdan
32 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. Frank Brady
33 Fischer is an American chess tragedy on par with Morphy and Pillsbury. Mig Greengard
34 Nonsense was the last thing Fischer was interested in, as far as chess was concerned. Elie Agur
35 Fischer is the strongest player in the world. In fact, the strongest player who ever lived. Larry Evans
36 Fischer sacrificed virtually everything most of us weakies (to use his term) value, respect, and cherish, for the sake of an artful, often beautiful board game, for the ambivalent privilege of being its greatest master. Paul Kollar
37 Fischer chess play was always razor-sharp, rational and brilliant. One of the best ever. Dave Regis
38 Fischer wanted to give the Russians a taste of their own medicine. Larry Evans
39 With or without the title, Bobby Fischer was unquestionably the greatest player of his time. Burt Hochberg
40 Fischer is completely natural. He plays no roles. He’s like a child. Very, very simple. Zita Rajcsanyi
41 Spassky will not be psyched out by Fischer. Mike Goodall
42 Fischer, who may or may not be mad as a hatter, has every right to be horrified. Jeremy Silman
43 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
44 Fischer prefers to enter chess history alone. Miguel Najdorf
45 By this measure (on the gap between Fischer & his contemporaries), I consider him the greatest world champion. Garry Kasparov
46 By the beauty of his games, the clarity of his play, and the brilliance of his ideas, Fischer made himself an artist of the same stature as Brahms, Rembrandt, and Shakespeare. David Levy
47 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. Mikhail Tal
48 Suddenly it was obvious to me in my analysis I had missed what Fischer had found with the greatest of ease at the board. Mikhail Botvinnik
49 Bobby Fischer is the greatest chess genius of all time! Alexander Kotov
50 There is only one thing Fischer does in chess without pleasure : to lose! Boris Spassky
51 Bobby Fischer is the greatest chess player who has ever lived. Ken Smith
52 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. Bruce Pandolfini
53 I consider Fischer to be one of the greatest opening experts ever. Keith Hayward
54 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. Bruce Pandolfini
55 At this time Fischer is simply a level above all the best chess players in the world. John Jacobs
56 All that matters on the chessboard is good moves. Bobby Fischer
57 Americans really don't know much about chess. But I think when I beat Spassky, that Americans will take a greater interest in chess. Americans like winners. Bobby Fischer
58 Blitz chess kills your ideas. Bobby Fischer
59 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. Edmar Mednis
60 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. Garry Kasparov
61 Chess is a matter of delicate judgement, knowing when to punch and how to duck. Bobby Fischer
62 Concentrate on material gains. Whatever your opponent gives you take, unless you see a good reason not to. Bobby Fischer
63 Fischer is Fischer, but a knight is a knight! Mikhail Tal
64 Genius. It's a word. What does it really mean? If I win I'm a genius. If I don't, I'm not. Bobby Fischer
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