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    Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Here is a link to the website, read that this morning. Ex-chess champ Bobby Fischer dies - Europe - MSNBC.com



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    If you've ever read about this guy's life, he was an extremely weird dude. Massive paranoia and really couldn't adjust to life in a normal environment. I guess that's something that happens to many chess champions though.

    Too bad for him though, it's funny to think of a time when Chess players were international superstars.




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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Bobby Fischer were is he? I don’t know! I don’’t know! Bobby Fischer were is he I don’t know! I don’t know!



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    I watched his match against the Russian on TV. It was quite a marketing event - facilitated because we were still in the cold war.


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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Without reading the article, is this the dude that berated Jeremy Schaap from ESPN and told him his dad was an idiot or something of the sort?



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Without reading the article, is this the dude that berated Jeremy Schaap from ESPN and told him his dad was an idiot or something of the sort?
    um.. no, that was bobby knight. (if we're thinking about the same instance)



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Dormeezy View Post
    um.. no, that was bobby knight. (if we're thinking about the same instance)
    I'm glad that I wasn't the only one thinking that.



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Without reading the article, is this the dude that berated Jeremy Schaap from ESPN and told him his dad was an idiot or something of the sort?
    You are correct. I think Schaap confronted him at some press conference because he said some anti-semetic stuff. It had something to do with Jeremy's dad (Dick Schapp).



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Dormeezy View Post
    um.. no, that was bobby knight. (if we're thinking about the same instance)
    Well, Bobby did it too. But as just posted, Fischer made anti-semetic remarks about Dick Schaap....I couldn't remember for sure what the confrontation was about.



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Well, Bobby did it too. But as just posted, Fischer made anti-semetic remarks about Dick Schaap....I couldn't remember for sure what the confrontation was about.
    Plus rep to ISUAlum2002 for being right...

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    Weird stuff.



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Well, Bobby did it too. But as just posted, Fischer made anti-semetic remarks about Dick Schaap....I couldn't remember for sure what the confrontation was about.
    hmm.. fair enough



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Dormeezy View Post
    um.. no, that was bobby knight. (if we're thinking about the same instance)
    I think Bobby Knight said that Jeremy is an idiot, only got the job because of who his dad was, and will never be half the reporter his dad was... Which isn't that far from the truth ; )



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    Speaking of Bob Knight.. he was halarious on the Dan Patrick show yesterday.



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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    I remember watching this movie on Disney Channel all the time




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    Re: Chess Champ Bobby Fischer dies

    I remember seeing Bobby on the Tonight Show (with Johnny Carson). They gave him one of those pocket puzzles (with the 15 tiles and one empty space) that had been scrambled. He looked at it for 5 - 10 seconds then started moving the tiles and got it completely in order in less than 20 seconds.

    Even I thought he was a little odd back then because he trained for his match in South America rather than the states because the US beef was too tender.

    I watched the Spassky match with great anticipation and was very disheartened to see Bobby fall behind 0 - 2. His comeback was amazing.

    It is a shame that he became such a disturbed person but then again so did Howard Hughes.


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