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    Bobby Fischer dies

    Ok, so I was a bit of a chess geek as a kid.

    Chess master Bobby Fischer, one of the greatest chess players in history, has died, a spokesman for the World Chess Federation confirmed to CNN Friday. He was 64.

    No cause of death was given.


    He was a brilliant man who went a little crazy there the last few years, but he changed the game of chess.
    Originally Posted by merider1
    By the time you got to the claspy thingy, I would have taught you plenty

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    En Passant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
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    Well said!

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    Check mate.

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    Death wins no matter what the game. RIP
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    Well said!
    Thanks, it really is... all in the timing.

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    I always admired the guy. He was a bit of a tortured soul but still one of my childhood heroes.

    R.I.P.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    That is sad news. I'll never forgive Joey Buttafuoco for what he did to his sister.

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    I heard that at the wake there was a bit of a disturbance in the hallway outside the viewing room. Apparently lots of the chess masters were bragging about their best moves in matches against Fischer. It got a bit heated. The funeral director had to break them up. Said he could not tolerate, and I quote "chess nuts boasting in a open foyer."
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Thanks, it really is... all in the timing.
    You're rockin', gf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I heard that at the wake there was a bit of a disturbance in the hallway outside the viewing room. Apparently lots of the chess masters were bragging about their best moves in matches against Fischer. It got a bit heated. The funeral director had to break them up. Said he could not tolerate, and I quote "chess nuts boasting in a open foyer."
    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Shouldn't that have been "Pawned"?

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    Did the US Secret Service get to him? I never did hear the conclusion to that passport fiasco.

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    Looks like it was kidney failure.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080118/...u/obit_fischer
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    That's the 'official story'

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    I saw some footage of him in 2005 when he arrived in Iceland; disheveled and ranting about Jews. I could only think "that used to be Bobby Fischer?" I'm not a shrink but its obvious he sunk into some abyss of mental illness from which there was no emerging. A sad end to a great even truly brilliant mind.

    I was on the US Chess Fed site clicking through his 1956 "Game of the Century" and trying to figure out what the kid (he was 13 at the time) was thinking. He gave away a Knight, his Queen and then a Rook. Then the attack comes and checkmate is unavoidable. Replaying the game I could see it unfold and see how those "giveaways" kept his opponent from establishing a defense but never, ever would've without the benefit of seeing the game a few times.

    The fact that he was on a completely different level from me is a classic "duh" but he was on a different level from everyone. His descent into paranoia and delusion tarnishes his reputation as a person but his chess will speak for itself for generations.

    I truly hope he has here at last found peace.

    PS: Sorry for the serious post.
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    Rooked!


    Caption: Bobby Fischer became an increasingly
    anti-establishment figure after ending his chess
    career.



    Last edited by wagathon; 01-18-08 at 09:29 PM.

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