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Bobby Fischer dies at 64

  1. Jan 18, 2008 #1
    GM Bobby Fischer passed away today. He was maybe not revered as a person, but the chess player was exceptional; a great loss indeed. RIP is all I can say.

    More here: http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2008/01/18/1236873-chess-master-bobby-fischer-dead-at-64
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  3. Jan 18, 2008 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    I remember the heady days of cold war chess very well. There was a time when chess got nearly as much press coverage as the moon landings, and Fisher was usually right in the middle of it!!!

    RIP Bobby Fischer: Checkmate.
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    Ivan, all of these people are dying and they aren't much older than us.
  5. Jan 18, 2008 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    I know.

    The one that really got me was Gilligan. :cry::cry::cry: I will always think of Denver as a dorky kid.
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    RIP Bobby Fischer, the first truly born in the USA GM and one of the best :smile:
  7. Jan 21, 2008 #6
    Nutty guy. Sad for such a smart guy to disgrace himself and his country.

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  8. Jan 21, 2008 #7
    He was 64? How many squares are on a chess board?
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