Did you know that Fischer had no chess talent?

  • #1

    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.

  • #2
    This is a decidedly weak troll attempt.
  • #3

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

  • #4

    No talent for trolling I guess.

  • #5

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

  • #6
    Well if that's the case we definitely needed yet another thread on the topic -- the more inflammatory the better too.
  • #7

    What's so inflammatory about it?

  • #8
    It's pretty well established that Fischer is a hot button topic here.
  • #9

    Dull. Let's spice this up.

  • #10

    Bam!

  • #11

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

  • #12
    goldendog wrote:

    Dull. Let's spice this up.

     


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

  • #13

    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 --- --- --- 

  • #14

    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.
  • #15

    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.

  • #16
    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.

  • #17
    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.

  • #18

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

  • #19

    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?

  • #20

    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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