Bobby Fischer has passed away and I, like many others I suppose, am saddened by the fact that he will never again, on this earth, dazzle us with his game. Not only was he brilliant but his renowned eccentricity was apparent on the board. From him I have learned that winning with the black pieces is not only possible but thrilling. It has been said that his playing was purely mathematical but some moves were, in my mind, extraordinarily inuitive in essence. Fischer's chekered board was a stage on which his pieces so often danced away to victory in incredible arabesques. He gave chess life. May he continue playing his favorite game wherever he is.