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What's with Bobby Fischer?

  1. Jul 17, 2004 #1


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    What's with Bobby Fischer??

    A world champion chess player praises 911. I guess the US really ticked him off!! :rolleyes:

    I also have to wonder just what his mother did to make him hate Jews! :surprise: :rolleyes:

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  3. Jul 17, 2004 #2

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    Maybe his mother beat him in a game of chess?
  4. Jul 17, 2004 #3
    I don't think that he's mentally sane now. Too many chess perhaps :(
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    I recall reading several years back that BF had been living incognito in California, under an assumed name, and was under the paranoid delusion that the "commies were after him" !
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    He does seem a bit unhinged.
  7. Jul 17, 2004 #6
    Another person that would have been better off taking up billiards as a kid.
  8. Jul 17, 2004 #7
    Bobby Fischer never was quite sane, escpecialy in social situations. I think it was during the world championship match against Spassky in Reykjavik, when he happened to meet Spassky in the hotel elevator. He immideately changed to another hotel so he would avoid "such incidences" in the future :uhh:
    He was a good chess player though. When I was representing Norway in a youth tournament in Reykjavik around New Year, I got to sit in Fischer's and Spassky's chairs in a museum, thanks to the nice people at the Icelandic Chess Federation :smile:
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    I think the U.S. should force a match between Bobby Fischer and Fritz.
  10. Jul 18, 2004 #9
    freakingly enough, chess doesn't have anything to do with intelligence... one of my friends have been junior champion and he's really not very bright... i can kick his ass in everything but chess basically...
    untill i met him, it had always bothered me, that i wasn't very good at chess... :biggrin:

    bobby fisher has been ****ed up for decades, but it seems he's really losing it now...
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