These quotes and games are from the book My 60 Memorable Games.
The 60 games annotated in this volume were all played during 1957 through '67 and, with the exception of nos. 44 and 50, under strict tournament conditions. The notes frequently include reference to additional games, occasionally presenting them in full. An interested reader will find 34 of my earlier efforts in Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess (Simon and Schuster, 1959).
All of the 60 here offered contain, for me, something memorable and exciting---even the 3 losses. I have tried to be both candid and precise in my elucidations in the hope that they would offer insights into chess that wil lead to fuller understanding and better play.
Finally I wish to express my gratitude to Larry Evans, friend and colleague, for his invaluable aid in preparation of the text as well as for his lucid introductions.
Robert J. Fischer
New York City
On the chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culmination in checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite.
--- Emanuel Lasker