37 Most Famous Bobby Fischer Quotes

37 Most Famous Bobby Fischer Quotes

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Bobby Fischer was a chess genius, and the 11th World Chess Champion. He is widely considered the greatest chess player of all time. He grew up in Iceland and began playing chess at a very young age. When he was 14 he began competing in the United States and won 8 United States Championships in a row. He died on January 17, 2008 at the age of 64.

“Alekhine developed as a player much more slowly than most. In his twenties, he was an atrocious chessplayer, and didn’t mature until he was well into his thirties.”

“All I ever want to do is just play chess.”

“America is totally under control of the Jews, you know. I mean, look what they’re doing in Yugoslavia… The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense are dirty Jews.”

“Americans like a winner. If you lose, you’re nothing. I’m going to win, though. It’s good for the match that Spassky has a plus score against me. We’ve met five times. He’s won three times
and we’ve drawn twice. But I’m a stronger player and a long match favors me.”

“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.”

“But the thing that was great about Capablanca was that he really spoke his mind, he said what he believed was true, he said what he felt. He wanted to change the rules [of chess] already,
back in the twenties, because he said chess was getting played out. He was right. Now chess is completely dead. It is all just memorisation and prearrangement. It’s a terrible game now. Very

“Chess is life.”

“First of all, we have to understand what communism is. I mean, to me, real communism, the Soviet communism, is basically a mask for Bolshevism, which is a mask for Judaism.”

“Genius. It’s a word. What does it really mean? If I win I’m a genius. If I don’t, I’m not.”

“I add status to any tournament I attend.”

“I can remember times coming home from a chess club at four in the morning when I was half asleep and half dead and forcing myself to pray an hour and study (the Bible) an hour. You know, I
was half out of my head-stoned almost.”

“I could give any woman in the world a piece and a move; to Gaprindashvili even, a knight.”

“I don’t care! I don’t have to show anybody my games just because they’re a big shot!”

“I don’t keep any close friends. I don’t keep any secrets. I don’t need friends. I just tell everybody everything, that’s all.”

“I have a crazy quirk, Eugene. I like to say what I think. And if you’re gonna work for the Jews, you can no longer say what you think. You can’t say the holocaust never happened, for
example. That is an absolute no-no. You can’t say that circumcision is a crime. There are so many things you cannot say once you get on the Jewish bandwagon. … There used to be a lot of
people like me, but little by little the Jewish spirit seems to be conquering all.”

“I like the moment I break a man’s ego.”

“I object to being called a chess genius because I consider myself to be an all around genius who just happens to play chess, which is rather different. A piece of garbage like Kasparov
might be called a chess genius, but he’s like an idiot savant. Outside of chess he knows nothing.”

“I play honestly and I play to win. If I lose, I take my medicine.”

“I think it’s almost definite that the game is a draw theoretically.”

“I’m not afraid of Spassky. The world knows I’m the best. You don’t need a match to prove it.”

“I’m not as soft or as generous a person as I would be if the world hadn’t changed me.”

“In my opinion, the King’s Gambit is busted. It loses by force.”

“Is it against the law to kill a reporter?”

“It’s little quirks like this that could make life difficult for a chess machine.”

“Let’s play. I’m willing to play anywhere.”

“Morphy was probably the greatest genius of them all.”

“Our mind is all we’ve got. Not that it won’t lead us astray sometimes, but we still have to analyze things out within ourselves.”

“Tactics flow from a positionally superior game.”

“Tactics flow from a superior position.”

“The Russians have fixed world chess.”

“There are tough players and nice guys, and I’m a tough player.”

“They are subhuman. They are the scum of the Earth. When you talk about Jews, you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel of humanity.”

“They can’t concentrate, they don’t have stamina, and they aren’t creative. They are all fish.”

“They’re all weak, all women. They’re stupid compared to men. They shouldn’t play chess, you know. They’re like beginners. They lose every single game against a man. There isn’t a woman
player in the world I can’t give knight-odds to and still beat.”

“Well, I’m not sure I know what you mean by a prima donna, but if something doesn’t interest me or if someone bores me, or if I think they’re a phony, I just don’t bother with them, that’s

“You know I’m finished with the old chess because it’s all just a lot of book and memorization you know.”

“Your body has to be in top condition. Your chess deteriorates as your body does. You can’t separate body from mind.”