Saturday, January 19, 2008

Robert James Fischer, Dead at 64

On January 18th, 2008, Robert James Fischer, the greatest Chessplayer and Grandmaster the world has ever known, passed away. He was 64.

In memoriam, I'd like to post some uTube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR7IWI4Rh1w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht-OqiuWVMk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZedhMvtsiXI

Bobby's Chess was both a boon, in presence, and a bane, in absence, to the world. I am one of the thousands of young chess players in the early 70's to catch fire from this enigma of a man, a hero to me in my youth, living in a suburb of Boston. I keep those memories and do not allow them to mature past the early 70's into something diseased, as it were.

His chess will always be remembered by me, and nothing else.

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