32 ( +1 | -1 ) Best Fischer book...Try the book writen by Frank Brady... It's titled "Bobby Fisher, Profile of a prodigy"... It starts from Fischers birth, going through his childhood chess career, all the way to his climb to the 1972 championship, and takes you though every game agaist Spasski... Delightful reading for the avid chess player...
19 ( +1 | -1 ) Brady's book is probably the best biography you can come by. For collections of annotated games, try My Sixty Memorable Games by Fischer and Bobby Fischer: His Approach to Chess by Elie Agur.
154 ( +1 | -1 ) white_diskbrucehum is right in principle. In his youth, Fischer was not a fanatic of 1.e4 as he becomes latter. He used the Catalan Opening some times. As a mature player he used almost exclusively 1.e4 "by principle", as he used to say, but there were some rare exceptions: Once he opened with 1.b3, "Larsen-Nimzowitsch Opening" against Tukmakov and won in great style. In his 1972 Match he surprised even Spassky. Particularily in the sixth game he opened with 1.c4 that became a "Queen Gambit" and won a game in the best style of Capablanca.
With black pieces, against 1.d4, his favourite weapon was the "KID", his second was the "Grünfeld" and some times he used the "Ragozin Variation" of the "Queen Gambit".
Against 1.e4 he used almost exclusively the "Sicilian". He loved the "Najdorf Variation". As far as I know, only once responded 1...e4 against 1.e4. It was in the Mar del Plata Tournament, in Argentina in 1963, against Spassky. Spassky responded with the "King's Gambit", Fischer accepted it, and in an advantageous position Fischer was defeated. Since then, he almost only answered with 1...c5, and even wrote a little panflet trying to refute the "King's Gambit". I said almost because once again, in his first match with Spassky, he answered Spassky's 1.e4 with the "Alekhine Defense", with the "Pirc Defense" and in the last and definitive game of the match he surprised again with the "Paulsen Variation" of the Sicilian.
With the white pieces, it is known that Fischer ever had problems against the "Winawer Variation" of the "French Defense".
37 ( +1 | -1 ) Fischer book questionIn the introduction to #48 of Bobby Fischer's My Sixty Memorable Games (Byrne-Fischer USA Championship 1963-64) Robert Byrne is quoted as saying " The culminating combination is of such depth that, even at the very moment at which I resigned, both grandmasters who were commenting on the play for the spectators in a separate room believed I had a won game!"
12 ( +1 | -1 ) yeah fischers 60 most memorable games looks good but a bit of stuff on his life and games is what im after
31 ( +1 | -1 ) I'll say it again...Bobby Fischer, Profile of a prodigy is a book writen about the chess career of the great Grand Master of all time... It starts from his childhood and works its way all the way up to the championship game... It covers most aspects of his life and career... Writen by Frank Brady, it's a must have for every Fischer fan...
7 ( +1 | -1 ) is the book "fischer world champion" by max euwe very good?
18 ( +1 | -1 ) A good book isThe chess of Bobby Fischer by Robert E. Burger. The Foreward is by Frank Brady mentioned earlier. Epilogue by Isaac Kashdan. I have the first edition from 1975.