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WMR
01-18-2008, 08:01 AM
An enigmatic figure to say the least.

RedFanAlways1966
01-18-2008, 08:48 AM
There have been many people thought to be a genius who are also insane. I am not an expert in this matter, but I'd have to put Fischer in this category.

edit.. thanks WMR (next message). Used the edit so I wouldn't be only one away! I think it means I have wasted a lot of time "Searching for REDS info" (some will get it).

WMR
01-18-2008, 08:49 AM
RFA: Two posts till 10,000!!

:party:

registerthis
01-18-2008, 09:10 AM
I learned a lot about chess from his "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" book. A true chess genius, no doubt. His behavior during the last two-thirds of his life, though, is what one could only describe as "regrettable".

Chip R
01-18-2008, 09:14 AM
There have been many people thought to be a genius who are also insane. I am not an expert in this matter, but I'd have to put Fischer in this category.



I agree. A great chess player but to quote Barney Fife, "He (was) a nut." I think a lot of geniuses kind of straddle that line.

15fan
01-18-2008, 10:54 AM
I agree. A great chess player but to quote Barney Fife, "He (was) a nut." I think a lot of geniuses kind of straddle that line.

It's one I walk every hour of every day.

:p:

Chip R
01-18-2008, 11:34 AM
It's one I walk every hour of every day.

:p:


Let us know when you finally cross over to genius. ;)

Crash Davis
01-18-2008, 05:33 PM
Dear Bobby,

Bet you didn't see that move coming.

Sincerely,
Reaper

TC81190
01-18-2008, 06:47 PM
Dear Bobby,

Bet you didn't see that move coming.

Sincerely,
Reaper

:laugh:

GAC
01-19-2008, 08:18 AM
I agree. A great chess player but to quote Barney Fife, "He (was) a nut." I think a lot of geniuses kind of straddle that line.

Lennon was asked if he considered himself a genius. He responded that there is that "fine line" between genius and insanity. And since he's never been committed, he must be a genius. Humility wasn't one of his strong points though.

There is such a class as super genius too

http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~sachin/Wiley.gif

GAC
01-19-2008, 08:22 AM
Dear Bobby,

Bet you didn't see that move coming.

Sincerely,
Reaper


Oh man! :lol:

vaticanplum
01-19-2008, 11:15 AM
Well, there are geniuses, but there are also just jerks. Bobby Fischer was probably a genius and probably crazy, and maybe those are excuses for each other, but neither excuses jerkdom.

Bip Roberts
01-19-2008, 11:18 AM
Guy was antisemitic and hated Americans. Pretty much dont care about the guy but that movie Searching for Bobby Fisher wasnt terrible

also would like to add

Bobby Fischer, where is he, I dunno, I dunno, Bobby Fisher, where is he? I dunno, I dunno. Who's that indian in my tee-pee? It's me, It's me!

WMR
01-19-2008, 01:21 PM
"Checkmate"

--God