Was Bobby fischer mad

CHARLIEOFFICIAL

 "Chess doesn't drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane." Fischer embodied the truth of his remark. Bobby Fischer - Wikipedia

Optimissed

yes he was.

CHARLIEOFFICIAL

@Omptimissed back up ur point with proof

Badges89

I don't think that he was mad, I think Bobby Fischer was a misunderstood individual, He was very intelligent (over the board as well as in life) and many people didn't take the time to listen to his complex views on the world. You should watch his amateur documentary on YouTube, I watched it during this lockdown and it is quite insightful. You don't have to agree with anything he says but listen to his points before you dismiss them. That's my opinion on Bobby Fischer

elibus2020
Badges89 wrote:

I don't think that he was mad, I think Bobby Fischer was a misunderstood individual, He was very intelligent (over the board as well as in life) and many people didn't take the time to listen to his complex views on the world. You should watch his amateur documentary on YouTube, I watched it during this lockdown and it is quite insightful. You don't have to agree with anything he says but listen to his points before you dismiss them. That's my opinion on Bobby Fischer

very good explanation!

autobunny

Was Bobby fischer mad

CHARLIEOFFICIAL wrote:

 "Chess doesn't drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane." Fischer embodied the truth of his remark.

We just got done with the chess is racist and en passant is cheating topics. Now this again. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Achess.com+Bobby+mad&oq=site%3Achess.com+Bobby+mad

Please let Bobby rest in peace. 

Jenium

His social skills were obviously underdeveloped... it seems that he didn't have this internal censorship of thinking something and NOT saying it. In addition, I think he was very principled and uncompromising when it came to his convictions... to a point were it was hard to lead a happy life. Some identified this as Asperger's... But I don't think he was mad at all.

SandroMaine

He wasn't mad, he was just disillusioned, because he was thinking in real life the way he was thinking in chess (just like he said that chess is life), and there are lot of good examples that such chess grandmasters became insane. Based on his troubled childhood, time and again he developed the paranoia and his condition just got deteriorated as he grew up. His main problem was that he became the world champion, that's why he was gone since he won, because chess was the only thing that was keeping him on track, but as he became the world champion, there was nothing more to be done, he reached everything in game, there were no any other obstacles that he didn't overcome, and since then he just didn't know what to do with his life anymore and as he stopped playing, he just looked everything the way it was chess. That's why the paranoia just got developed in him, he was anti semit even though he was jew by himself, and when he stop playing he thought that there was the second coming of anti christ and it would be soon, though as it didn't happen, his condition worsened and then he was caught on burglary. I don't think he hated jews or the US, even though he praised 9/11, his mind and physiology was just so deteriorated that he was trying to say bad towards anybody, even Kasparov. He was not mad, he was a good person who just had problems. You can see his old interviews, when he was on the show and how nice he was and when you compare that to his older interviews, you can realize what happened to him

Jenium
Badges89 wrote:

I don't think that he was mad, I think Bobby Fischer was a misunderstood individual, He was very intelligent (over the board as well as in life) and many people didn't take the time to listen to his complex views on the world. You should watch his amateur documentary on YouTube, I watched it during this lockdown and it is quite insightful. You don't have to agree with anything he says but listen to his points before you dismiss them. That's my opinion on Bobby Fischer

What's that documentary?

SandroMaine
Jenium wrote:
Badges89 wrote:

I don't think that he was mad, I think Bobby Fischer was a misunderstood individual, He was very intelligent (over the board as well as in life) and many people didn't take the time to listen to his complex views on the world. You should watch his amateur documentary on YouTube, I watched it during this lockdown and it is quite insightful. You don't have to agree with anything he says but listen to his points before you dismiss them. That's my opinion on Bobby Fischer

What's that documentary?

bobby fischer against the world

Jenium

thanks

Damonevic-Smithlov

Well he was at least a bit annoyed.

PawnMaster476

https://www.chess.com/club/charlieofficial-and-friends

PawnMaster476

thats his club

 

Antonio_Gerard

being insane is repeating yourself over and over either in action or thought. ak

Antonio_Gerard

Acknowledging that you repeat the same things is the only true proof of sanity.

Optimissed
SandroMaine wrote:
Jenium wrote:
Badges89 wrote:

I don't think that he was mad, I think Bobby Fischer was a misunderstood individual, He was very intelligent (over the board as well as in life) and many people didn't take the time to listen to his complex views on the world. You should watch his amateur documentary on YouTube, I watched it during this lockdown and it is quite insightful. You don't have to agree with anything he says but listen to his points before you dismiss them. That's my opinion on Bobby Fischer

What's that documentary?

bobby fischer against the world

No, he was mad.

 

AspiringOne

He was eccentric

Wazir20

Well, i didn't want to write on this topic but just want to share a nice quote---

"Great mind discuss ideas; average mind discuss events; small minds discuss people."

So we should choose wisely our subject to discuss.

Badges89

@Wazir20 "A smart man learns from his own mistakes but a wise man learns from other people's mistakes". What is wrong with discussing about people in a respectful manner?