What did Bobby teach you?

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He was one of the strongest players in the whole world...but little is know about his life.

He was born in America (March,9 1943) and he quickly became the first American to win the official World Chess Championship. He was very very young when he won the tournament. I usually describe Bobby like a crazy man...Laughing... that's probably because he refused to defend his title after beating Spassky.

He pretended to play with "his system", today known as FISCHER RANDOM CHESS, in which the configuration of the pieces is determined randomly for White, and the black pieces are placed equal and opposite the white pieces.

He also introduced the Fischer clock that gives a player a fixed time plus additional time after each move. This avoids the worst time scrambles, where a player may have a few minutes to make 10-15 complicated moves.

He played no more competitive chess until 1992, when he had a rematch with Spassky. I've heard he probably played online but I am not sure he did.

Unfortunately he died three months ago.

My question is : WHAT DID HE TEACH YOU??


  • 9 years ago · Quote · #1


     'Don't trust anyone.
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #2


    Psycology can help win a chess game.
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #3


    anyone else???
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #4


    Emh... I really don't know... maibe I have to study all his games first...Embarassed
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #5


    With all due respect, this doesn't really seem appropriately placed within Chessopedia. It's more of a forum topic or a personal blog post.

    Chessopedia is intended as a reference work. Biographical information about Fischer would be appropriate (and exists as a separate entry), but this rhetorical question is more a bit of commentary. 

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #6


    He taught me that school is stupid. What?Innocent DIdn't he say that in a quote?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #7


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8


    the usefullness of bishops

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