Bobby Fischer Daily Routine

Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.

Years after the Fischer-Spassky world championship match in Reykjavik, Iceland, Harry Sneider, a friend, fitness trainer and world champion weight-lifter, recalled Fischer’s training regime:

“He really believed in a good preparation,” Sneider said.

“He loved power (training) with weights, he swam 45 minutes a day and he was a ‘world champion’ walker. He takes enormous strides and can do that for 31/2 hours. He also liked playing tennis.”

As was often said by those who watched him grow up in the New York chess community, “Bobby is always Bobby.”

  1. He started playing chess at age six.