Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ArmadaJetfire, Jan 18, 2008.
Just came across the wires at the TV station I work at
Tis a sad day.
Wow, that's really sad. And we were just talking about him last night.
He had a lot of talent at Chess, but his personality quarks hindered him.
What a great champion he was. May he rest in peace.
"Personality quirks" didn't begin to cover his blatant anti-semitism and outright Nazi butt-kissing, which was odd given his Jewish family line. His "career" for a couple decades now has been to call Jews "criminals" and Holocaust denial.
Not sorry to see the SOB go.
The only thing that is sad is that he was a talented chess player, in the mind and body of a hate monger.
You know what? Fuck Bobby Fisher! He can go to Hell, literally for all I care
So we found him then? Guess we can stop searching for Bobby fisher..
*dodges bricks thrown at his head*
Guess this is Check and Mate..
I wanted to make the "I guess we can call off the search" joke!
This has been all over the news all day...didn't even think it'd make it as a thread on here
But yes, he died in a local hospital yesterday due to kidney failure after a prolonged illness.
I'm not debating that the guy was a genius, but he was also a major fruitcake and had wildly errataic beliefs in anything and everything.
And, oddly enough, his treatment by the US government is seen as cruel and unusual by just about everyone except the US....ugh political issues.
Yeah, he was a little crazy.
I always figured that was the price he paid for his genius--whatever part of his brain that was wired to play chess the way he could meant that another part of his brain was miswired to leave him a...I don't know, whatever he was. A social misfit of sorts, I guess.
He was a great Chessplayer, but he won the '72 Championship by screwing with the other guy's mind, not by real talent.
As for the rest, he was rather disturbed/sick. Sad he was never treated for whatever was wrong with him.
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