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Did Bobby Fischer have Aspergers Syndrome?


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #281

    ghombau60

    I am Bobby's fan. I am an Asian and did not know the actual social life in the US. Sorry if my writing derailed. I saw the HBO documentary and understand it. I dont know whether he has mental illness of some names. What i can say is in the 50s,60s,70s, it is a very different invironment. Kids dont have much things to play with compared today. Not have much attention from parents so do are other kids and also in Asian countries and much worst.

    Bobby found chess and intend to be good at it and i think its normal. And chess found him to be brilliant. I saw Bobbys ways of studying and analyzing chess moves is amazing. He is a different kid already and chess has becomes his life. I think he has no other better things to do that makes him what he had become. The last part of his story is to me very understandbly.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #282

    NimzoRoy

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #283

    CharlesConrad

    Did Bobby Fischer have a condition that would have been subsumed into "autism spectrum disorders" today? is now what this thread is. 

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #284

    Oo8oO

    Its true.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #285

    Oo8oO

    Maybe there is another syndrome which Fischer had. But he had somethink. )))

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #286

    MichaelBickley

    Not quite, those currently diagnosed with autism are going to now be diagnosed with "autism spectrum disorder", aspergers is not being removed from the DSM, it's being put under a differant category.  So they're not getting cured, their disability is just getting renamed.  This is politically controversal, but scientifically consistant, as most evidence is showing that autism and aspergers are one the same with differing levels of severity.  Aspergers is already widely recognized to be "on the autism spectrum".

    Regarding the DSM5, Internet use gaming disorder is being added, so I think a lot of us are going to start being diagnosed as mentally ill!

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #287

    MisterPokerface

    I also believe that Kingscrusher has a mild form of Asperger. His deep love/obsession with game, his antics and quick-tempered manner, too many "Okay" and similar fillers while talking ... Not that it's a bad thing. I actually think that Aspergers will be the next step in the human evolution.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #288

    colinsaul

    I don't know if Bobby Fischer had Aspergers but I do.

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #289

    theoreticalboy

    Guys, there are way more important things to discuss, such as: http://www.thegloss.com/2013/07/09/fashion/vogue-uk-hacked-to-display-dinosaurs-in-hats/

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #290

    CLINTEASTW00D

    Of couse the lack of social development in his childhood can lead to more anti-social behavior as seen in Fischer. He dropped High School that he didn't like.

    But i assume most of the world champions need to have somewhat similar stories.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #291

    AndyClifton

    I understand that Wimpy had Hamberger's Syndrome.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #292

    TetsuoShima

    Ofc he didnt have asberger, but because he critizised the Elite he now has.

    Its like in the Movie the power and its price with lino ventura. When he uncovers their conspiracy they killed him and his partner and Said the was paranoid and killed first his friend and then himself.

    The power crushes u, dont mess with the mighty.


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