Neither Bobby Fischer’s visage nor his voice can be found on the instructional portion of this disc: It features no video footage of the master at all, and one of the few words my soundcard picked up was chess. I took the voice not to be Fischer’s because the swaggering chess ace would never sound like such a mealymouthed mope. There’s not even any appreciable color here, mainly browns and grays, and the humorless lessons are dogmatic and fearsome. We do get histories of Fischer and the game (including black-and-white pics of Bobby) but it all seems like filler. Ultimately, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess will not teach you chess as much as it will indelibly stamp your synapses with the words caveat emptor. F
Posted February 3 1995 — 12:00 AM EST
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