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How much more would you like Bobby Fisher if it weren't for all the crimes ?


  • 7 months ago · Quote · #101

    varelse1

    Much, much more.

    He was such a phenomenal Chess player. Possibly one of the best ever. If he had just been halfway normal, I could respect him. Or a least played 2,3 games while he was champion. That woulda been nice.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #102

    SebLeb0210

    varelse1 wrote:

    Much, much more.

    He was such a phenomenal Chess player. Possibly one of the best ever. If he had just been halfway normal, I could respect him. Or a least played 2,3 games while he was champion. That woulda been nice.

    totaly agreed I have the same opinion. But he realy was done after the championship. He was realy ill at the time.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #103

    DrSpudnik

    He wasn't ill.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #104

    varelse1

    You mean that was him, normally?!

    Not sure that is very reassuring.....

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #105

    SebLeb0210

    DrSpudnik wrote:

    He wasn't ill.

    yeah he had aspergers. ( he admited it. )

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #106

    The_Ghostess_Lola

    My Dearest Forum

    There is a significant difference between being mentally ill and having a disorder.

    SebLeb: If he admitted to having Asperger's, please give proof. If you can't, but you're qualified, please state your paperwork. And btw, it's reasonable that you could be right - without any proof or professional knowledge.  

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #107

    SebLeb0210

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #108

    Somebodysson

    he singlehandedly busted the stranglehold the Soviets had on international chess. He singlehandedly won the cold war long before it was over. 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #109

    varelse1

    I just hope Carlsen doesnt turn into another Fischer. The last thing Chess needs is another absentee Champion.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #110

    fabelhaft

    Fischer didn't play a single game as World Champion, and in that respect Carlsen will have beaten him a month from now in Zurich.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #111

    varelse1

    basmanny wrote:

    Is there anything about Carlsen's history or psychological profile that would lead you to believe that he would refuse to defend his title?

    Just that he withdrew in a huff from the 2012 cycle. Over some trivial point.

    And considered withdrawing from the 2013 cycle, when he was informed the playing venue for the championship match would be Chennai. Luckily stuck that one out.

    I would diagnos Magnus with a slieght case of Kasparofischeridis. (But not a full dose yet.)

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #112

    fabelhaft

    varelse1 wrote:
    basmanny wrote:

    Is there anything about Carlsen's history or psychological profile that would lead you to believe that he would refuse to defend his title?

    Just that he withdrew in a huff from the 2012 cycle. Over some trivial point.

    And considered withdrawing from the 2013 cycle, when he was informed the playing venue for the championship match would be Chennai. Luckily stuck that one out.

    I would diagnos Magnus with a slieght case of Kasparofischeridis. (But not a full dose yet.)

    I don't think he withdrew from the 2008-12 cycle "over some trivial point". In the middle of the ongoing cycle FIDE changed the whole system and replaced the longer Candidates match between two qualified players with a minimatch knockout lottery with various invited players that didn't want to participate in the qualification cycle. I've never seen anything about Carlsen withdrawing from the latest cycle because FIDE skipped the bidding and gave Chennai the match instead of for example Paris that offered more money. Carlsen's team did question why there was no bidding system, but refusing to play is another matter entirely.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #113

    SebLeb0210

    varelse1 wrote:

    I just hope Carlsen doesnt turn into another Fischer. The last thing Chess needs is another absentee Champion.

    Me too

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #114

    RonaldJosephCote

         Hey To Somebodysson;  You forgeting your military history; He did beat the Russian stronghole on chess, but he didn't win the cold war. President Reagan did that in the 80's. We had an economic race with them as to who could go broke 1st. They spent, and spent, and spent, and we spent money like it was water. The result was both countries went bankrupt; but we won.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #115

    Meh95

    SebLeb0210 wrote:
    varelse1 wrote:

    I just hope Carlsen doesnt turn into another Fischer. The last thing Chess needs is another absentee Champion.

    Me too

    Your naive vision of life is what disturbs me Sebleb

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #116

    Ubik42

    RonaldJosephCote wrote:

         Hey To Somebodysson;  You forgeting your military history; He did beat the Russian stronghole on chess, but he didn't win the cold war. President Reagan did that in the 80's. We had an economic race with them as to who could go broke 1st. They spent, and spent, and spent, and we spent money like it was water. The result was both countries went bankrupt; but we won.

    Despite the very liberal spending policies of the 80's under Reagan, the US did not go bankrupt.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #117

    The_Ghostess_Lola

    varelse1 wrote:

    I just hope Carlsen doesnt turn into another Fischer. The last thing Chess needs is another absentee Champion.

    Oh agreed. Indeed agreed my beloved varelse1.....Smile....

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #118

    SebLeb0210

    Abdallahkh95 wrote:
    SebLeb0210 wrote:
    varelse1 wrote:

    I just hope Carlsen doesnt turn into another Fischer. The last thing Chess needs is another absentee Champion.

    Me too

    Your naive vision of life is what disturbs me Sebleb

    ok, interesting...


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