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Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« on: January 18, 2008, 04:03:16 PM »
Is chess really a sport?
Bobby Fisher galvanized the US with his stunning play, but then degenerated into a icon for genius gone mad. In the end he was a pathetic antisemitic refugee, who praise the Sept 11 attacks on the World Trade center and had completly rejected his former country for Iceland.

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=other/news/AON4123683.htm



http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Chess_Grandmaster_Bobby_Fisher_Dies_at_64_in_Iceland_12985.html

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Re: Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 07:16:32 PM »
Is chess really a sport?
Bobby Fisher galvanized the US with his stunning play, but then degenerated into a icon for genius gone mad. In the end he was a pathetic antisemitic refugee, who praise the Sept 11 attacks on the World Trade center and had completly rejected his former country for Iceland.

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=other/news/AON4123683.htm



http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Chess_Grandmaster_Bobby_Fisher_Dies_at_64_in_Iceland_12985.html


Interesting, and no IMHO it is not a sport..........after all my brother is good at it   :lmao:

But I respect chess players (all in the mind)........but it's not a sport IMHO well it's not a "physical" sport..............it's a "mind" sport.....

Sat in a chair........across your opponent...............pretty easy.............but the "mind is at work"..........not so easy...........

I love the game of chess.........but it's not a "sport"  IMHO (which means nothing  :rofl_2: except to me  :) )

Just my thoughts as usual...............
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Re: Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 11:10:16 PM »
I've always thought of chess as a game and not a sport.
I've actually played competitive chess at the lowest level and am still a member of the US Chess Federation. :)

Bobby Fiscer was my inspiration as a young lad.  At that time I was unaware of his peculiar personality and was more focused on his genius on the chess board.  What a sad end to what started out as a promising career. :(
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Re: Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 12:47:04 AM »
I've always thought of chess as a game and not a sport.
I've actually played competitive chess at the lowest level and am still a member of the US Chess Federation. :)

Bobby Fiscer was my inspiration as a young lad.  At that time I was unaware of his peculiar personality and was more focused on his genius on the chess board.  What a sad end to what started out as a promising career. :(

surprisingly, I read this headline scrolling underneath one of the matches i was watching on espn the other day, and I never look at those but this one caught my eye.
I think my membership to US chess fed expired after i left high school. I played all through highschool and 2/4 years we made top8 in the county, went to a mall, skipped school and played against the top 8 schools in our county, it was fun :) I don't think its a sport either, but believe it or not, an hour of intense chess burns a good number of calories, i forgot the exact stat but i was pretty impressed by it. I was never a fan of Fischer, I have played some of his games out and they were good but just not my game. Respect though. Kind sad what has happened to him.


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Re: Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 10:36:58 AM »
Fisher put chess on the map back in the early 70s when he beat Boris Spasky.  Chess was huge during this time period.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008, 10:42:00 PM »
Seriously, the dude was named SPASky?   :rofl_2:

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Re: Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 06:52:06 AM »
Seriously, the dude was named SPASky?   :rofl_2:

Yep.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008, 08:22:16 AM »
Seriously, the dude was named SPASky?   :rofl_2:

Boris, no less.
Spassky. Boris Spassky. :james-bond:

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Re: Former chess Grandmaster and Icon Bobby Fisher - RIP
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2008, 05:40:27 PM »
Seriously, the dude was named SPASky?   :rofl_2:

Boris, no less.
Spassky. Boris Spassky. :james-bond:

That is even better!   :))