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Searching for the Next Bobby Fischer.
« on: November 10, 2018, 12:38:25 PM »

The last American to win the world chess championship was a Brooklyn-bred grandmaster who stunned the world champion and took his title.

The next one may be, too.
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why youíre here. Youíre here because you know something. What you know you canít explain, but you feel it. Youíve felt it your entire life, that thereís something wrong with the world.
You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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♜ Searching for the Next Bobby Fischer.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 04:27:06 AM »
I wrote "Searching for Bobby Fischer" back in 2012 right after we launched the Diner.  At the time, I was teaching Chess to my 3-6 Grade students.  It was before I became a Cripple.

Fischer was quite a character, and that match with Boris Spastick in Wreck-Your-Dick Iceland was a great show if you watched it.  Shelby Lyman did a great job calling the Play-by-Play on NY Shity Public Television also.

Many step up to this plate, few can make it into the lofty world of International Grandmasters to even have shot at the title.    This article is correct, in many ways it has lost its allure with the development of AI and supercomputers like Big Blue.

But once upon a time, it was man-against-man and who had the brainpower and creativity it took to win at that level.  Bobby Fischer was an astounding genius, in his area of expertiese.  Gary Kasparov probably better though, but they never met up at their peaks.

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