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Bobby Fischer is considered to be one of the best and phenomenal chess players of the history.
He earned the Throne of the World’s Champion in 1972, defeating Spassky and becoming the 11th Chess Champion of the World.
It seemed that Robert James Fischer lived only with chess.
«All I want to do, ever, is just play chess»-Fischer
I don’t believe in psychology. I believe in good moves. – Bobby Fischer
A big part of his day he spent in front of Chessboard.
I give 98 percent of my mental energy to chess. Others give only 2 percent. – Bobby Fischer
He played only for victory. In case of the defeat, he took pills.
I play honestly and I play to win. If I lose, I take my medicine. – Bobby Fischer
His greatness was accepted by everyone, and it continues so, even nowadays.
When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose. It is a question if you survive. – Boris Spassky
His chess was always razor-sharp, rational and brilliant. One of the best ever– Dave Regis (on Fischer)
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
There's never before been a chess player with such a thorough knowledge of the intricacies of the game and such an absolutely indomitable will to win. I think Bobby is the greatest player that ever lived. – Lisa Lane
The goal of his whole life was to become the World Chess Champion. For having a good form he also involved in swimming, tennis, and skiing.
What can I say about Fischer? I feel this man had to be the World Champion and nothing would stop him. It was a foregone conclusion. His career took a rather roundabout course but everything was already mapped out! I think that five years before he became World Champion, everyone was aware that the inevitable would happen. He was a real driving force! And Spassky got run over by that 'machine'. I think that any other player would have lost to Fischer too. They were not much weaker, it was the will of fate - Fischer would have broken through any cordon. - Vladimir Kramnik
With his games were educated generations. He was a man who left great heritage in classical Chess.
Fischer is like Zeus - he is the God of the gods. - Nigel Short
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