Monday, March 16, 2009


The late Bobby Fischer had a very great influenced on me as 2 out of 3 of my earliest chess books (I had bought and read passionately) were My 60
Memorable Games and Bobby Fischer's 101 Outrageous moves. (The other one is My Chess Career - J.R.Capablanca). I had learned that Fischer's approach is rather crude and straightforward, yet contains a lot of beauties.

I have in my stock 2 of the most recent books about Fischer

1. Bobby Fischer Rediscovered- by Andrew Soltis. This excellence work to relook into Fischer's 100 games and yet the author found that there are many beauties

2. Bobby Fischer From Genius To Legend - Gufeld. This book not only speaks about Fischers games but contains some stories and nice pictures too

My price:
Bobby Fischer Rediscovered- by Andrew Soltis : RM 90.00

Bobby Fischer From
Genius To Legend - Gufeld : RM 70.00

Note: Sold to Kaushal Khandar

I think those were a very reasonable price, considering that I had sold My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer at RM 150.00!! to a China's IM during last KL open. The reason was so simple.. it is a classic and out of print book in the whole world.

However, for those who still wish to have Fischer's original work, I still have another copy in my stock. But I have to put it a litlle bit higher, that is RM 200.00!!

(Note: Sold to Kaushal Khandar)

Considering that, it is very hard to get it nowadays (If you do get it, I strongly expect it will be higher than RM200)

(See for examples:


Below is one of Fischer's victories against David Bernstein

[Event "Nethanya"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1968.??.??"]

[Round "?"]
[White "Bernstein, David"]
[Black "Fischer, Robert J"]
[Result "0-1"]

[PlyCount "50"]
[EventDate "1968.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. f4 b6 7. Nf3 Bb7 8. O-O Qd7
9. Be3 f5 10. Qd2 Nf6 11. Kh1 O-O-O 12. Rae1 Kb8 13. Bg1 fxe4 14. dxe4 Ba6 15.
Ng5 Bxf1 16. Bxf1 Rhe8 17. Bb5 e5 18. fxe5 Rxe5 19. Bxc6 Qxc6 20. Nf7 Rde8 21.
Nxe5 Rxe5 22. Qf4 b5 23. a3 b4 24. axb4 cxb4 25. Bd4 Rf5
! (D) 0-1

And the influence of Fischer's game had given me an idea in an important meeting against an IM

[Event "Arab Malaysian Labour Day"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1997.??.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "IM Giam Choo Kwee"]
[Black "Rizal A Kamal"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B23"]

[PlyCount "107"]
[EventDate "1997.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 b6 5. d3 Bb7 6. Be3 g6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. O-O
Qd7 9. h3 f5 10. exf5 gxf5 11. Nh4 Nf6 12. Nd5 O-O-O 13. c3 e6 14. Nxf6 Bxf6
15. Qh5 Bxh4 16. Qxh4 Ne5! 17. Bg5 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Qc6+ 19. f3 Rd7 20. Bf6 Ng6 21.
Qg5 Rg8 22. Rae1 d5 23. h4 Rf7 24. h5

24...Qe8! 25. hxg6 Rxg6 26. Qxf5 Rfxf6 27. Qe5 Qg8 28. g4 Rf5 29. Qg3 Kd7 30. Re5 Rxe5 31. Qxe5 Rg5 32. Qh2 h5 33. Rh1 Kc6 34. Re1 hxg4 35. f4 Rg7 36. c4 Rh7 37. Rxe6+ Qxe6 38. Qxh7 Qe2+ 39. Kg1 Qe3+ 40. Kg2 Qf3+ 41. Kg1 g3 42. cxd5+ Kb5 43. Qd7+ Kb4 44. Qh3 Qf2+ 45. Kh1 Qxf4 46. Kg2 Qf2+ 47. Kh1 Qf3+ 48. Kg1 Qxd3 49. Qg4+ c4 50. Qg5 Kc5 51. Qe7+ Kxd5 52. Qxa7 Qe3+ 53. Kg2 Qf2+ 54. Kh1 0-1

So... please buy Fischer's book(s) from me

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