Bobby Fischer talks to Reykjavik radio station
On January 27, 2002, Bobby Fischer spoke to a radio station
in Reykjavik, Iceland. This was the first time we have heard
from the reclusive ex-champion since his notorious anti-American
and anti-Jewish tirades on September 12, 2001. In this interview
he talks mainly about chess related interviews, although the
hatred for America is still clear. In one of the very first
remarks of the interview he says to his interview partner
"Sammy" Pálsson,"You visited the stinking USA and got mugged
right away, right? You were lucky to get away alive."
Fischer is interviewed by Helgi Helgasson, together with
Sćmundur Pálsson, Fischer's bodyguard and close friend during
the 1972 Fischer-Spassky match. Here are some excerpts from the
- Is there a chance that you will play chess again?
Only Fischer Random – I don't play the old chess any more.
The old chess is dead, it's been played out.
- Have you been playing on the Internet?
Not true, that's bulls---, a lot of Jewish lies. They want
to distract people from all the crimes they have committed
- Nigel Short said he met someone on the Internet who
could have been you.
He can say whatever he wants.
- Do you follow chess at all?
I follow the old chess, I follow all the pre-arranged
matches, like the last Kramnik-Kasparov match. At the
highest level it is all pre-arranged, move by move. You have
very interesting, beautiful pre-arranged games being created
by very intelligent players, working with computers, working
in teams. I have no objections to people creating such
games, but they must say these are pre-arranged games, but
they must not claim that they are finding the moves over the
board. I have learned so much from these pre-arranged
matches and all these cooked-up notes, they're wonderful.
But they are fake, they are flawed. Somebody should ask
Kasparov about my charges, that his first match against
Karpov was pre-arranged move by move. Somebody should ask
him, record his answer when he answers it live, and then put
this through a lie detector. You will see he is lying
through his rotten teeth.
- Where have you been staying during the last few
In Hungary a lot, Germany, for the last couple of years I've
been in Japan a lot of the time, the Philippines, Hong Kong.
I'm working on a project trying to complete my chess clock.
- What if you were offered ten million dollars to play
a match against some chess champion?
I only play Fischer Random, period. I'm finished with the
old chess, it's rotten to the core.
- Searching for Bobby Fischer was a popular movie...
Yes, now it's on DVD. I have it here in front of me, on
Amazon.com, for $24.95. So they've probably made maybe
hundreds of millions of dollars on this movie, and they
intend to make hundreds of millions more. It is totally
illegal, they've stolen my name, the US government has given
them this as their trademark.
Fischer denies that there is a warrant for his arrest because
of income tax evasion in the US. However there is no question in
his mind that they want to put him in jail for the rest of his
life, and that they would in fact like to kill him.