Friday, 25 March 2005

Bobby Fischer

by Dom Glennie

Similar to snooker, what makes you good at the game of chess, also makes you nuts. Bobby Fischer lost whatever grip he had of reality some 30 years ago, his website is testimony to that. It is with this as background, that my victory against Bobby 2 weeks ago in an online game of 'Fisher's crazy chess' should be viewed. This popular variant on the normal rules involves the moves available to a piece changing arbitrarily, and the eventual victor being decided by a cabal of Jews.

The BBC news piece I linked to has a great understated caption; beneath a picture of Fischer looking like a zombified member of The Band, is 'Now 62, the former grandmaster has not aged well'. Hopefully when he settles down in Iceland and is feeling a bit better, we can have a rematch.

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