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Did you know that Fischer had no chess talent?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Conflagration_Planet

    At least that's what an appallingly large number of people on here seem to think. Because they don't believe in talent. As for me, I disagree.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    TheGrobe

    This is a decidedly weak troll attempt.
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    theoreticalboy

    Yes, there's not even an attempt to match the style of the original troll.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    goldendog

    No talent for trolling I guess.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Conflagration_Planet

    I'm serious. Some people on here don't believe in talent.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    TheGrobe

    Well if that's the case we definitely needed yet another thread on the topic -- the more inflammatory the better too.
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    Conflagration_Planet

    What's so inflammatory about it?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    TheGrobe

    It's pretty well established that Fischer is a hot button topic here.
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    goldendog

    Dull. Let's spice this up.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    goldendog

    Bam!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    MyCowsCanFly

    It's not too late to change the title of the forum.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    Conflagration_Planet

    goldendog wrote:

    Dull. Let's spice this up.

     


     They don't sell that where I'm at.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    cabadenwurt

    Being on occasion subject to conspiracy theories I of course suspect there is something untoward going on here. With my razzor-sharp wit I have noticed that all of the people involved in this thread so far have over 3,000 member points. Hmmm very very odd I must say. I'll have to radio the secret Saceship out beyond Mars to get more info. Might be able to post more later, then again things may have to be kept quiet --- --- --- 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    Liquidator_Brunt

    tal·ent

    [tal-uhnt] Show IPA

    noun

    1.
    a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
    2.
    a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
    3.
    a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater's major talents.
    4.
    a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of watercolors by the local talent.
    5.
    Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    Frankdawg

    Just because they did not like Fischer as a person they deny his talents as having merrit.

    Fischer was not the nicest guy in the world, but he could sure play chess like the best of them.

    Hitler was not the nicest guy in the world either, but he sure was a great public speaker.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    Conflagration_Planet

    Frankdawg wrote:

    Just because they did not like Fischer as a person they deny his talents as having merrit.

    Fischer was not the nicest guy in the world, but he could sure play chess like the best of them.

    Hitler was not the nicest guy in the world either, but he sure was a great public speaker.


     These people don't believe anybody has any talent because "There is no such thing as talent." It's just a matter of how much you study. Common sense says that's not so.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    oinquarki

    Frankdawg wrote:

    Just because they did not like Fischer as a person they deny his talents as having merrit.

    Fischer was not the nicest guy in the world, but he could sure play chess like the best of them.

    Hitler was not the nicest guy in the world either, but he sure was a great public speaker.


    Yeah, I think it's on the basis of threads like this that Godwin's law was formulated.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    HessianWarrior

    Okay is there any really "Nice Chess Heros" or any really "Nice Dictators"?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    Crazychessplaya

    I agree with woodshover. If talent did not exist, we would not have prodigies of any kind. How can one explain the phenomenon of Capablanca or Sultan Khan or Carlsen without referring to their talent, as an inborn quality?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    AnthonyCG

    Instead of having a pity party about how untalented we think we are, some of us simply work harder to be proficient in whatever we do. Because of this whether talent exists or not is unimportant.

    But some people like to complain and that is their prerogative.


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