Bobby Fischer RIP

Unfortunately Bobby Fischer passed away recently :(

I think I like Mark Crowther’s writeup the best esp when he says:

Fischer’s greatness was the clarity, precision and beauty of his chess games, the battling uncompromising nature he took to every tournament and match he ever played and the sheer drama of his chess career. His personal demands and the way he raised the profile of chess led to improved conditions for a whole generation that followed him. He took on the Soviet Chess Machine virtually alone and won, at least over the board. It probably cost him everything else in his life. When I was younger he was my absolute hero.

It probably cost him everything else in his life” — I have a sinking feeling in my stomach when I read that.

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