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    Bobby Fischer dead at 64

    An enigmatic figure to say the least.
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    Re: Bobby Fischer dead at 64

    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Bobby Fischer dead at 64

    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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    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.

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

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    Let us know when you finally cross over to genius.
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    Re: Bobby Fischer dead at 64

    Dear Bobby,

    Bet you didn't see that move coming.

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    Dear Bobby,

    Bet you didn't see that move coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash Davis View Post
    Dear Bobby,

    Bet you didn't see that move coming.

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    Oh man!
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    Re: Bobby Fischer dead at 64

    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.
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    Re: Bobby Fischer dead at 64

    Guy was antisemitic and hated Americans. Pretty much dont care about the guy but that movie Searching for Bobby Fisher wasnt terrible

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    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!
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    Re: Bobby Fischer dead at 64

    "Checkmate"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"



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