Chess Legend Bobby Fisher has just died in Iceland (1 Viewer)

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Very controversial man If I may say so but a classic chess player.

Breaking News, Just hard it on ESPN.

He was 64 years old when he died today
 

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So would that be called a Jirt? Wonder if he has the matching Jorts?
Yeah, but I don't know if it's a short-sleeved jirt or a long-sleeved jirt so I don't know if its the kind you wear with jorts. I'm guessing he was going with full wrist-to-ankle denim protection since he was living in Iceland; never been there, but sounds cold.
 

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Yes, he beat the Soviets in "their" sport. I think he became mentally ill. A good chess player former colleague believed Fischer one of the innovators of chess history.
So did Big Blue.

If he became mentally ill, the much vaunted social medicine of Europe should have tended to him no? (I already know your opinion of such so consider the question rhetorical at best). My personal belief is he was little more than a highly eccentric and even more hateful individual who ultimately betrayed/disowned his country.

Now the real Cold War sports heroes IMO wore ice skates and wielded funny looking sticks.
 

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He was a genius and an artist of sorts. It's always a little sad when those pass on, regardless of what sort of personnel monster they may have been.
 

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I'm not in the business of diagnosing mental illness from halfway across the Atlantic, but paranoid schizophrenia is a good match for Fischer. The criminal record clinches it.
 

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