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Chessmaster Bobby Fischer

Updated on October 7, 2014

Bobby Fischer

An intriguing character if there ever was one, Bobby Fischer was known as one of, if not the, greatest chess player of all time. Bobby Fischer was also famous, (or infamous) for his bizarre, eccentric, behavior and his controversial viewpoints on religion, race, governments, and society in general.

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Fischer in a 1968 Match

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Bobby Fischer Quote

"I give 98 percent of my mental energy to chess. Others give only 2 percent." -- Bobby Fischer

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Another Fischer Quote

"Chess is war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent's mind." -- Bobby Fischer

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      askformore lm 

      5 years ago

      Bobby Fischer has inspired many people!

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      OrlandoTipster 

      6 years ago

      He followed his own path

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      acregmed 

      6 years ago

      I just knew about him since I saw the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer"

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      A very interesting lens about a very interesting, if very strange, individual. Because of all the publicity around the Fishcer-Spaasky match in 1972, I entered a tournament as an unrated player, and ended up being rated a B player, mainly on the strength of the fact that (by the luck of the draw) I was matched against the junior champion of Michigan (who slaughtered me in 13 moves) in one game. A book came out in the wake of the interest generated by the Fischer/Spaasky match, entitled "The Dragon Variation." It's pretty good...set against the backdrop of each of the tournament cities the central character plays in.

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      TommyLee 

      9 years ago

      Hey great lense Twmarsh! Keep up the good job. I didn't know that Fisher was so.... egotistical? Whatever he was still one of the best players in the world and chess is a better game now thanks to his contributions. I'm putting together a lense: http://www.squidoo.com/LearnChess that is focused more on how to improve your chess game rather than learn chess from the start. Check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks!

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