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Fischer - ever after !?!

Yesterday, something weird happened to me. Not remarkable, and not earth-shaking, but a strange coincidence none the less. Believe it or not, this is really how it occurred.....

To start, I must go back to Wednesday 30th November last year, 2011. On this day a national free to air channel in my country (BBC FOUR) was screening a programme called 'Fischer - Genius and Madman'.

I thought, "Great. This was shown before, but I missed it. Not this time!" You may have seen this programme before which documents the life of Bobby Fischer in chess and beyond (if not try to watch it). I had not seen it and this remained true as every time I looked on my TV's list of programmes recorded to watch, I remembered I hadn't watched it, but then never seemed to find a spare 90 minutes needed to watch it. December, Christmas, New Year all past and still this Fischer biopic remained unwatched.

Then, 2 days ago, Monday, I had two hours before I needed to go out - more than enough time to watch the hour and a half film, or so you would think. One distraction/interruption after another meant that after two hours there was still 15 minutes left to watch. "Oh well," I thought, "I'll watch it later, tonight sometime," but I didn't. So the next day, Tuesday, yesterday, I made a coffee, and sat to watch the conclusion.

Right at the end, it depicted the sad passing of Mr. Fischer, which I knew had happened, several years ago I thought, but no... It was on

17th January 2008

exactly 3 years ago to the day as I was watching the programme. I felt a shiver down my spine..... or as the saying goes like someone was walking over my grave. 

VERY spooky !

It had been nearly seven weeks since I had made the recording, and I could've watched it at any time since then, and also it could've easily happened that I watched all of the programme the day before, but as I said above, I tried to but couldn't. 

I know it means nothing, I just thought I'd share this with you in a chess anecdote type of way.

Thanks for reading, good luck, & good chess.

r.i.p. Mr. Bobby Fischer (9th March 1943 - 17th January 2008)


  • 3 years ago


    WOW Kingzong spoo-ooky! I was planning to check here tonight anyway, to see if the read count had gone up on the anniversary, and there waiting for me already was your message. Many thanx for dropping by.

    (As for Bondi, that would just be wishful thinking on my part!) 

  • 3 years ago


    Hi Abi, after your Bondi comment on the team England page, I looked you up to see if you lived in Sydney. Found your article and read it exactly one year since you wrote it!!

  • 4 years ago


    wow? the read count seems to have started climbing on here again? Please add your comment! I'd be very pleased to here from you!


  • 4 years ago


    Many thanx to you all who have come to read this my first blog.

  • 4 years ago


    @ kboyer309

    Thanks for looking. I thought it would appeal to you. I'm going straight over to read your 'N-yuck....' Thanx again.

  • 4 years ago


    Isn't life strange Abi?

    Did you know another famous person died today...January 18?

    Does anybody out there have a strange urge to watch The Three Stooges today?!

    His name was Curly Howard (October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952).

    He was a real stooge but people loved him.

    Don't know if he ever played chess...probably too busy gettin slapped!

  • 4 years ago



    Thanks, again. Although, maybe a cloning might have been interesting too?

  • 4 years ago


    The daughter of one of his girl friend claimed to be Fischer's daughter, and she wanted the inheritance money that was left from his last match.

    They needed the NDA to prove that she was or not a match.

    She didn't match.


  • 4 years ago



    Really? Sad. Grave Robbin' *#!?~# ! Wot? to clone him?

  • 4 years ago


    Good narrative.

    R.I.P.  would have been good but they dug him up for his DNA. All for the money that people and the USA goverment wants.

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