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PostSubject: CHESS GENIUS DIES   Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:46 am

Bobby Fischer , chess genius , passed away at the age of 64 years apparently of kidney failure ...
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PostSubject: Re: CHESS GENIUS DIES   Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:32 am

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Bobby Fischer , chess genius , passed away at the age of 64 years apparently of kidney failure ...

Indeed Simsi----- Bobby Fischer the greatest chess player ever! His " My sixty memorable games" is still my favourite bedside and travel companion. The Ruy Lopez ( His favourite king pawn opening.....) The Queens Gambit against the Russian Grandmasters. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess....the all time best chess book ever.

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PostSubject: Re: CHESS GENIUS DIES   Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:56 am

Mr. Kasparov said he had followed the 1972 clash of the U.S. and
Soviet titans closely. "Fischer's chess was so fresh and so new and we
all grew up under the strongest impression of Fischer's victories," he
told Sky News television."From an ideological stance it was the
fight of an individual against a totalitarian system. He had a lot of
supporters even in the Soviet Union. No one viewed him as an American
fighting Soviets, it was more a great man fighting the mighty machine,"
Mr. Kasparov said.Mr. Spassky, who now lives in Paris, was less
eloquent on the subject of his old adversary. Asked by Reuters for his
reaction, he replied: "It's bad luck for you. Bobby Fischer is dead,"
then hung up without further comment.The brilliant and
unpredictable American abandoned his world title without moving a pawn
by failing to defend his crown in Manila in 1975. World chess
authorities reluctantly awarded it to challenger Anatoly Karpov of the
Soviet Union, who was to hold it for the next decade.Mr. Fischer
withdrew into himself, not playing in public and living on little more
than the magic of his name, although millions of enthusiasts regarded
him as the king of chess.He made headlines when he came out of
seclusion to play Mr. Spassky in Yugoslavia in 1992, at a time when the
country was the target of sanctions during Belgrade's war with
breakaway republics.He vanished after the match, for which he
won US$3-million, and resurfaced after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on
America. In an interview with a Philippine radio station, Mr. Fischer
praised the strikes and said he wanted to see America "wiped out".
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PostSubject: Re: CHESS GENIUS DIES   Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:57 am

Mr. Fischer always had a high opinion of himself. Asked who was the
greatest player in the world, he once replied: "It's nice to be modest,
but it would be stupid if I did not tell the truth. It is Fischer."It
was not an idle claim. Arguably the greatest natural chess genius the
world has seen, he was called "the Mozart of chess" when he began
winning at the age of six.

Mr. Fischer gained a reputation for
being cocky. He told interviewers his favourite moment was when
opponents began to feel they would lose. "I like to see Ďem squirm," he
said.He was U.S. junior champion at 13 and U.S. Open champion at 14, retaining the title whenever he chose to defend it.He
became an international grandmaster at 15, gaining the rating at his
first international tournament in Yugoslavia. He once defeated 21
grandmasters in succession -- no U.S. player had beaten more than seven
in a row.
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PostSubject: Re: CHESS GENIUS DIES   Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:58 am

In the mid-1960s, he opted out of two world championship qualifying
series because he thought the tournament system favoured the Russians.
In 1967, when officials would not meet his demands for better
conditions, Mr. Fischer angrily withdrew from international competition
"for a period of introspection".He took his massive collection
of chess books and moved to California, where he later said he had
"plotted my revenge if I ever came back."When the rules were
changed in 1972 to include an eight-player eliminator to find the
challenger to world champion Mr. Spassky, Mr. Fischer had the chance to
prove he was as good as he always said he was. He became a national
hero; Americans who had never played chess followed the Mr. Fischer
saga.But by the 1990s, he was said to be living under assumed
names in cheap hotels in Pasadena on the outskirts of Los Angeles,
surviving on occasional royalties from his books.Former friends
painted a picture of a solitary man spending much of his day in rooms
littered with chess books, oranges and jars of vitamins, playing chess
by himself and reading magazines on chess to keep in touch.One
commentator said there was one constant through his life's exceptional
peaks and troughs -- his "running battle with the rest of the human
race". Reuters©2008
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PostSubject: ....   Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:14 pm

Thnx , Bennie for posting this write-up about this exceptional man ...
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PostSubject: Re: CHESS GENIUS DIES   Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:15 am

exceptional man in what sense, Simsi?....
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PostSubject: ...   Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:35 pm

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exceptional man in what sense, Simsi?....
... Why do you ask , Comic? ...
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