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I've Got A Secret - Bobby Fischer


  • 18 months ago · Quote · #2

    eddysallin

    WOW!!  Forgot how he looked at that age.Thks. Brings back a period of time when tech. was unknown,the russians were the chess thing and fisher was the best.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #3

    i0NE

    That was great aww-rats.....thanks for sharingSmile

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #4

    johnyoudell

    What a great young lad.

    Lovely smile.

    How did he do in the tournament?

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #5

    AndyClifton

    He became a GM. Smile

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #7

    AndyClifton

    Which is another way of saying what I said.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #8

    johnyoudell

    Found the cross table http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezde3.html.

    Draws with Tal, Gligorich and Petrosian pretty impressive (especially Tal that year).

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #9

    AndyClifton

    Note they didn't spell poor Bob's name right! Laughing

    Btw Olafsson also became a GM in that tourney, the same way that Fischer did.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #10

    DrFrank124c

    Bobby was a national treasure! Too bad he wasn't treated as such even tho he brought pride to our country which was lacking in pride at the time! 

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #11

    AndyClifton

    Well, that's a dubious assertion at best.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #12

    linuxblue1

    Bobby should have broken out a Bananarama style song:

    I heard a secret

    I heard a secret

    Yes I did

    Da da da da da

    You're telling me

    Your wicked ways

    And you know I can't forget

    I'm waiting for your call - all

    and to regret

    I didn't know you at all

    I heard a secret

    You know I have a broken heart

    I heard a secret

    Yes I did

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #13

    AndyClifton

    listen

    do you want to know a secret?

    do you promise not to tell?

    oh oh

     

    closer

    let me whisper in your ear

    say the words you want to hear

    I think you're all Jews

    ooh ooh ooh

    ooh

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #14

    Estragon

    I've known a secret for a week or two

    Nobody knows, just us Jews.

    Closer, let me whisper in your ear

    Say the words you long to hear

    I - I - I blame the Jews, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooos

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #15

    johnyoudell

    I thought the notion that Fischer playing a match with Spassky breached a trade embargo ridiculous and the subsequent persecution of Fischer by the US authorities distasteful.

    It did, however, afford Iceland the opportunity to show that among very many people in the world - many no doubt members here - he is regarded with respect and admiration.

    To admire his achievements in the world of chess does not require acceptance of the anti-semitism that marred his latter years.  But a lot of us will get a bit odd with age.  We must all hope for some tolerance about such things.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #16

    AndyClifton

    frank124c wrote:

    Now everyone is going to say I am anti-semitic but the fact is that my parents were both Jews ... 

    So you hate them too?

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #17

    AndyClifton

    johnyoudell wrote:

    To admire his achievements in the world of chess does not require acceptance of the anti-semitism that marred his latter years.  But a lot of us will get a bit odd with age.  We must all hope for some tolerance about such things.

    Still, there's odd and then there's odd...

    It also doesn't require attempting to ignore it or to rationalize it.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #18

    AndyClifton

    Oh yeah, that's a real taboo-bender. (lol)

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #19

    DrFrank124c

    Shadowknight911 wrote:

    shocking that the mod was smoking a cigarette on-air

    the sponsor was a cigarette company--that was allowed in those days

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #20

    AndyClifton

    Indeed, it was encouraged.


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