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Bobby Fischer Dies


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   LewB

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Posted January 19 2008 - 01:38 AM

Ex-chess champ Bobby Fischer dies - Other sports - MSNBC.com

I guess you could say he "went 'round the bend" in recent years.
I can remember watching PBS while the match with Spassky was going on. A guy in the studio on the phone to someone else in Iceland who was relaying the moves. The guy in the studio would then go on and on about the move and the next possible move by the other player.
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted January 19 2008 - 04:05 AM

That's too young. He finally found some peace, but I wish he'd found more during his life.

Rest in Peace, indeed, young genius!


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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted January 19 2008 - 04:19 AM

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he was 65?
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted January 19 2008 - 06:22 AM

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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted January 19 2008 - 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by LewB
Ex-chess champ Bobby Fischer dies - Other sports - MSNBC.com

I guess you could say he "went 'round the bend" in recent years.
I can remember watching PBS while the match with Spassky was going on. A guy in the studio on the phone to someone else in Iceland who was relaying the moves. The guy in the studio would then go on and on about the move and the next possible move by the other player.
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Well, it was a big event at the time. The first American World Chess Champion in a 100 years, coupled with the propaganda value of beating a Russian in the midst of the Cold War.

Too bad that he suffered such a decline in his later years.

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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   andrew markworthy

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Posted January 20 2008 - 12:41 AM

If I remember correctly, he wasn't exactly on an even keel when he was winning chess matches rather than making offensive, bigoted comments. I too hope he has found peace as his was a deeply troubled soul.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted January 20 2008 - 01:02 AM

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as his was a deeply troubled soul.
Yes. In the youth of almost all, perhaps even all, child-prodigies, you'll find a parent/guardian (in Bobby's case it seems to have been his older sister) who appears to be a highly demanding, unreasonably ambitious and somehow failed person.

One of those two photographs gives me a shock.


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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Brian Perry

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Posted January 20 2008 - 06:13 AM

I was always hoping he would someday play Kasparov, but that possibility is gone now.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted January 20 2008 - 11:28 AM

In his later years, he seemed to prove the old saying about there being a fine line between genius and insanity.

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Posted January 20 2008 - 01:02 PM

Hopefully he can now enjoy the peace that he obviously didn't enjoy in life. Seldom do you see such potential both brilliantly realized and tragically wasted in the same individual. A towering, yet deeply flawed man. May he rest in peace.
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