You know you're going to lose. Even when I was ahead I knew I was going to lose -on playing against Fischer
Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
It is difficult to play against Einstein's theory -on his first loss to Fischer
Fischer is the strongest player in the world. In fact, the strongest player who ever lived
In Fischer's hands, a slight theoretical advantage is as good a being a Queen ahead
Do you realize Fischer almost never has any bad pieces? He exchanges them, and the bad pieces remain with his opponents
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
Fischer prefers to enter Chess history alone
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!'
By this measure (on the gap between Fischer & his contemporaries), I consider him the greatest world champion
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
Bobby Fischer is the greatest Chess genius of all time!
Fischer wanted to give the Russians a taste of their own medicine
My God, Bobby Fischer plays so simply
The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich. Only Fischer changed that.
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.
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
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.
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.