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|Feb-20-14|| ||perfidious: <devere: I suspect that Jew-haters are mostly just life's losers....>|
Good description of Hitler, resident of a Viennese flophouse. Without WWI and other breaks which defy the laws of probability, who knows whether he would ever have escaped those squalid environs?
|Feb-21-14|| ||Joshka: New Fischer book, by David DeLucia, titled Triumph and Despair. You can pre-order it at New in Chess, for a measly $550.00;-) Only 150 copies will be printed, hope for that price they'll be numbered editions!:-)|
|Feb-21-14|| ||ketchuplover: measly. ha x infinity to the infinite power|
|Feb-21-14|| ||perfidious: <Jim: Do you honestly agree with Fischer's comments about Jews? Many of them are crackpot, to say the least.>|
The bacillus of anti-Semitism was inculcated, and bore fruit, early on.
Sad, sad story all round, for what might have been as a player, though still more so as a human being.
|Feb-21-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I was watching some commentary and interviews from the David Irving libel trial in England about 2000. There were tapes of Irving asking (paraphrasing), "If I'm rejected everywere I go, I'm going to think, 'is there something wrong with me'? Now the Jews have been thrown out of one place after another for 3,000 years, but never once have they asked, 'is there something wrong with us, that we keep getting rejected'?" Just amazing, blaming the victims.|
|Feb-21-14|| ||HeMateMe: Is that David Irving the military writer?|
|Feb-21-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Yes, the one who sued the American writer for libel, and was the star of an intense trial. Which he lost on all counts.|
|Feb-28-14|| ||todicav23: Nakamura on Reddit:
Question: How do you think Fischer would do against top players like yourself, Carlsen, or Kasparov? How would Morphy do?
Answer from Nakamura: "Fischer would almost certainly lose to all of us, but this is due to the fact that the game has so fundamentally changed. If Fischer had a few years to use computers, I think he would probably be on the same level."
Nakamura thinks that he is at the same level as Kasparov and Carlsen and Fischer could reach his level if he had a few years to use computers.
But wait, more than forty years ago Fischer had about the same rating as Nakamura now. Something is not quite right...
Anyway, Nakamura will never become world champion.
|Feb-28-14|| ||unferth: Nakamura didn't say, or even imply, that he regarded himself as on the same level as Carlsen and Kasparov. Knowing his personality solely by (largely negative) reputation, I was surprised and impressed by his modesty and generosity throughout that discussion.|
|Feb-28-14|| ||RedShield: I read that Naka quote on Reddit shortly after reading Kasparov on Carlsen:|
<“Do you think that in your prime you could have beaten him?”
“I always resist the question of comparing people. We live at different times, so Garry Kasparov in ’85 was once the champion, but my knowledge of chess was way, way less. It was 25 years ago.”>
Read more at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/histo...
|Feb-28-14|| ||todicav23: <unferth: Nakamura didn't say, or even imply, that he regarded himself as on the same level as Carlsen and Kasparov. Knowing his personality solely by (largely negative) reputation, I was surprised and impressed by his modesty and generosity throughout that discussion.> What are you talking about?|
He said "I think he would probably be on the same level". It is obvious that by "same level" he was referring to the level of Kasparov, Carlsen and himself.
|Mar-01-14|| ||SChesshevsky: <Answer from Nakamura: "Fischer would almost certainly lose to all of us, but this is due to the fact that the game has so fundamentally changed.>|
Cutting Nakamura some slack. His statement is probably true. Given the massive computer influence today, it's very difficult to judge how much "chess ability" even the top players actually possess or even need.
A good memory of computer generated lines and ability to calculate out a bit can probably get you pretty far. Add the apparently ADD driven circumstance where major tournaments and even championships can be decided by rapid games, pro chess is a completely different game today.
That being said. I wouldn't give Nakamura much of a chance against Fischer in Fischer-Random.
|Mar-01-14|| ||HeMateMe: Being inconsistent in his calculations, I wouldn't give Nak a chance of beating Fischer in any format, including speed chess.|
Look at the lineage--Nak is only now a little better than Kamsky, who is in his mid to late 30s and past his peak. The same Gata Kamsky who couldn't beat an over the Hill Karpov in a WC semifinal in the late 1990s. Most people think the Fische of '72 was better than Karpov, at least when Karpov was not yet at full strength.
Nak should shut up and try to win a tournament or two. Fischer won plenty of them.
|Mar-01-14|| ||Travis Bickle: Sorry to post this on the Fischer page but a novella has already been written about John Lennon. ; P|
Here are some truths about John & Cynthia...
George Martin The Beatles record producer sometimes called the fifth Beatle knew John, Paul, George & Ringo very well. Sir George said that Cynthia trapped John Lennon into marrying her by allowing herself to get pregnant. Lennon did the honorable thing in marrying her as most men did at that time.
Cynthia Lennon hated LSD & was afraid of the drug. John Lennon loved experimenting with it as he said he had always thought psychedelic. The first trip John had was at a dinner party at his dentists place with his wife Cynthia, George Harrison & his wife Patti Boyd. The so called dentist friend slipped the drug into their tea without telling them which infuriated Lennon later on. The couples then left against the advice of the dentist because they were paranoid of the guy thinking he wanted to start an orgy.
Lennon once said that he dropped LSD like aspirin tablets & probably did 1,000 trips over a 3 or 4 year period. He said he read the Tibetan Book of the dead while dropping acid & it destroyed his ego, where he would just sit quietly in the recording studio afraid to speak out for a short period.
John never shot up heroin, he snorted it with Yoko or rubbed it on his gums. After about a year Lennon decided to quit the drug & go cold turkey & was the strong one to help Yoko through withdrawal.
John was starting to get close to his 1st son Julian & taught him chords of the early rock songs that he loved as a teenager right before he was murdered.
After John's death, Yoko was cold hearted toward Julian Lennon & when auctioning off John Lennon's piano's & guitars didn't even ask Julian if he wanted the instruments which he did. Julian has since purchased some of the instruments auctioned off by Ono.
|Mar-05-14|| ||juan31: The opinion of Nakamura about Master Fischer is a surprise when Nakamura reach the importance in chess of Master Fischer he can say everything, but in the present .........". The silence is gold".|
|Mar-05-14|| ||ChemMac: <perfidious> (from Feb 21)|
Apparently Fischer's natural father was a Hungarian-born physicist, (I think) Remenyi. He was Jewish. Evidence? Only an obvious resemblance, in behaviour as well. Remenyi SUED Fischer's mother, claiming that she was neglecting his education! He lost, of course: no legal grounds.
There is an interesting comparison here. The composer Richard Wagner was legally the son of a Herr Wagner, but the latter was completely bedridden and helpless at the time. A Herr - Geisler, was it? I've forgotten his name, but he was Jewish - more or less took over the Wagner household, and after Wagner senior died, became the young child Richard Wagner's stepfather. Evidence? A remarkable facial similarity, including the Wagner nose, can be seen in pictures of Geisler and of Wagner and many of his descendants.
I have no liking for pop psychology, but would it be surprising if both Bobby Fischer and Richard Wagner transferred hatred of their actual fathers into a general anti-semitism?
One story I was told, whether true or not I do not know. On the roof of the Prague opera house there were, and are, bust of famous composers, including Mendelssohn. The Nazis ordered that the Jew Mendelssohn be removed, so workmen were sent up. "What are we supposed to do?" "We have to remove the Jewish composer". "How do we know which one is the Jewish composer?" "Oh, that's simple. It must be the one with the nose".
So Wagner was removed!
|Mar-05-14|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: <ChemMac>--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig...|
|Mar-05-14|| ||ChemMac: <Gregor Samsa Mendel> Thanks! Geyer; not Geisler!|
Whether true or not. Wagner thought it was.
|Mar-07-14|| ||Dragi: Robert James Fischer ,died at 64 , one year for each field ,best chess player in history|
|Mar-07-14|| ||Joshka: <ChemMac> The name is Paul Nemenyi, as a Jew he had to flee Germany. Yes Bobby was Jewish from both biological parents. I think his anti Jewish statements stem partly from the upbringing by his extraordinary brilliant mother. Although he did respect her drive and intellect as mentioned in a couple of his radio interviews. Don't forget she basically abandoned him when he was 16!! Nowadays she would be charged with child neglect. Bobby always wanted the nourishing type of mother portrayed in America's prime time television shows. He was not craving the liberated Helen Reddy in "I am woman, here me roar, in numbers to big to ignor" He loved visiting with friends who had these homey women around to bake cookies, food, cakes, ect. Since chess was populated largely in high Jewish numbers, he also turned on them when as far as chess matters go, things didn't go his way. So he had to blame somebody, thus the Jews were an easy target. Think Hitler did the same thing. Also white power groups here in America do the same. Booby devoured many books during his lifetime, but one book that should have been on his list was, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie|
|Mar-07-14|| ||TheFocus: <Joshka>< New Fischer book, by David DeLucia, titled Triumph and Despair. You can pre-order it at New in Chess, for a measly $550.00;-) Only 150 copies will be printed, hope for that price they'll be numbered editions!:-)>|
Already pre-ordered mine. I have all of DeLucia's books and they are not numbered.
|Mar-07-14|| ||SChesshevsky: <I think his anti Jewish statements stem partly from the upbringing by his extraordinary brilliant mother.>|
I forget who mentioned it, it might have been one of the Polgar's who knew Fischer pretty good, that Fischer's anti-Jewish feelings came from one or more perceived "treacherous acts" done to him by Jewish individuals.
It makes sense, Fischer never forgot any slight he received, no matter how minor.
A perfect example is the Schaap incident. A two line minor jab in jest in the last paragraph of a fairly positive article and Fischer couldn't let it go.
If you want to see how to hold a grudge. Check out the video of the press conference where Schaap's son talks with Fischer. It's probably on youtube or somewhere.
|Mar-08-14|| ||Bob Loblaw: <Nakamura thinks that he is at the same level as Kasparov and Carlsen and Fischer could reach his level if he had a few years to use computers.>|
At his peak, Fischer was head and shoulders above his rivals, and those rivals all said as much. Where is Nakamura in relation to the competition? And, let's not forget for a moment that Bobby reached the pinnacle without the aid of computers.
|Mar-08-14|| ||Bob Loblaw: Fischer was 2780 in 1972. What is the 2014 equivalent of 2780 adjusting for rating inflation?|
|Mar-08-14|| ||Sneaky: About 3000.|
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