Saturday, January 10, 2009

When Brilliance Fails...

Bobby Fischer was a chess genius of unrivaled talent. In reality he had plenty of rivals and you could download programs that could easily beat him nowadays.

Before he was secretly buried on a dark winter morning in a lonely Icelandic churchyard at the age of 64 (there were only four people in attendance at the hastily arranged funeral) . . . before his last ailing days of bad kidneys and rotting teeth (he had all of his fillings removed, convinced that U.S. and Russian agents would otherwise send radio signals to his brain)

Bobby Fischer was born an American Jew. The only think he hated more than America were the Jews.

Bobby Fischer | b. 1943

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