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|Apr-23-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Speaking of endorsing checks with the signature of someone famous, Ted Williams was the head of the Jimmy Fund in Boston for many years. He personally endorsed every check sent as a donation. So anybody could get a Ted signature for a few dollars.|
|Apr-23-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Oh God, <joshka>, read the entire article and try to comprehend the tone in which it is written. The "no sane bone" is written in the same light, breezy tone.|
|Apr-23-14|| ||HeMateMe: <And how would they have done that, anyway? He was in foreign countries. Do you suppose they would have asked the CIA to kidnap/snatch him? It would have been illegal for them to snatch him from a foreign country.>|
You need to read [newspapers, and history].
A world champion of the game of chess, given a HUGE q-rating because he was the USA figurehead in the cold war with the soviets. His face is well known, in Europe.
6-2, Blond hair, 250 pounds, likes to go for long walks--alone.
Is quite likely to be in the company of professional chess players, or somewhat wealthy chess patrons. Such people's addresses can be found by checking with local chess clubs and tournament halls.
Draws money from a large prize fund earned in Yugoslavia, in 1992. Such money, about $3M, is likely to be intact, and not distributed among multiple banks. Monies are likely in Austria, Hungary, or Germany.
Do you REALLY think the State Department, CIA or Interpol could not find such a person, with a famous face, in two days, minimum? These are the people who tracked down <Carlos the Jackal>. Do you think they couldn't find Bobby Fischer's bank account, and where the money gets wired to?
Can't get a hold of him? A lot of these countries have extradition treaties with the USA. Has something to do with their being members of either NATO or the EU.
Was Benko paid cash? I have never heard of it, but if he was, then I'm totally mistaken on that one point. I thought Benko only demanded a promise from His Bobness that Fischer would not walk out on the Interzonal or Candidates matches.
Royalty checks? It dried up in the 80s, and Bob was dependant on anonymous chess benefactors.
I apologize for not following the story closely enough to know that Fischer bought an apartment in Iceland. I was under the impression that he was under the roof of his old ex-bodyguard Sami ______ (?) or wealthy Icelandic chess patrons.
The fact that his legal bills were pro bono doesn't surprise me.
I'd be very surprised if he paid anything to the people that he stayed with in Europe, while living as a fugitive from justice. It just fits his persona. The Polgars could shed some light on that, and they aren't talking. In an interview with one of the three sisters, it was delicately made clear that his anti-Jewish comments were "upsetting" to the Polgars, who are Jewish. I think they diplomatically told Bob to hit the road, at some point. We'll never know all the facts, as the sisters aren't talking about it in depth. Most likely they knew he had a few screws loose, but were willing to put up with it for awhile, to play chess against a living legend. Sort of like having DaVinci come by and sketch the members of your family. You give such a person a wide berth, even if he has flatulence and a big mouth.
I wonder who paid for Fischer's tombstone in Iceland? If I had to bet money, I bet it was paid for by the Icelandic government, and they didn't ask his Japanese mistress for a dime. If they had, she wouldn't have given them a dime. Runs in the family, I guess.
|Apr-23-14|| ||Joshka: <fedalio> No, never heard any stories of Clinton playing chess. As far as that press conference in Argentina, Bobby did give one in 1996, I have never seen the script. There is a photo of Bobby on the cover of "Ajedrez" during the press conference. I recall Mig Greengard ( close friend and confidant of Kasparov) stating he was at the press conference doing translation, and said he really had a lot of disrespect for Bobby during that time period. Wonder if it had anything to do with Bobby rapping Kasparov?;-)|
|Apr-23-14|| ||Joshka: <jimbartle> I'll state it again, and this will be the last time. It does not matter what tone, I or you believe it to be in. He was hurt by the comment, and perceived it to be in a malicious vein. Bobby was not thinking he was the subject of a reporters voice. Bobby considered him a friend and Schaap as well stated 2 or 3 times they were friends. Friends don't throw friends under the bus. But maybe you cannot comprehend this unwritten code of conduct.|
|Apr-23-14|| ||TheFocus: Bobby did say it was very hurtful to him.
I have made remarks that are sometimes meant in jest, but are perceived as hurtful by other people.
|Apr-23-14|| ||Jim Bartle: <I> can't understand?|
Schaap was a journalist. His responsibility is to the reading public, not the subject of his article, whether a friend or not.
All politicians are friends with many journalists, often close friends. These friends may write critical articles and it doesn't ruin the friendship.
If a journalist is eager to please his subject, you get ridiculous situations such as Ahmad Rashad "reporting" on his close friend Michael Jordan, and everything he says comes out as if it were from a Jordan press agent. And nobody respects Rashad.
|Apr-23-14|| ||fedalio: <joshka> If DeLucia's second book ever shows up will do a comparison of what is carried over from his first one, but in the first one there is a letter from Quinteros about this press conference - a video was made, but I think was destroyed after Bobby fell out with Quinteros and the company who made it never got paid. Who knows, perhaps it still exists somewhere in Buenos Aires and will be uncovered one day.|
|Apr-23-14|| ||TheFocus: I wonder if there is a transcript of the press conference?|
|Apr-23-14|| ||harrylime: Anyone wanna post up some Fischer games ?|
|Apr-23-14|| ||harrylime: Robert James Fischer is the greatest chess player to have played the game of chess ... |
He revolutionized chess like nobody else before or since ..
He came from America at a time when chess was Russia and Soviet .. end of .. lol lol ..
His chess was relentlessly beautiful .
|Apr-24-14|| ||Mr. President: you are smoking some good @#$% ... LOL|
|Apr-24-14|| ||ughaibu: Fedalio: I'm amazed that Charlie Manson didn't take advantage of that offer.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||Joshka: <fedalio> Speaking of GM Quinteros, he substantiated what Bobby talked about on one of his interview shows. Stating he was with Bobby during all the exhibitions (simuls) thru about 12 provinces in Argentina right after he defeated Petrosian in 1971. Although I never received an answer to where those game scores might be. Maybe he has them. We are talking about literally hundreds, maybe 400 at least. They must be in someone's collection!|
|Apr-24-14|| ||Joshka: Also, what about the video tapes of the WHOLE match from 1972 that sit in a bank vault in Iceland!? Will they ever be released? Lot of books on Bobby, but heck, the authors do not dig enough.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||diceman: <Joshka: Also, what about the video tapes of the WHOLE match from 1972 that sit in a bank vault in Iceland!? Will they ever be released?>|
Maybe if released, Jinky will sue. :)
|Apr-24-14|| ||Petrosianic: <harrylime> <His chess was relentlessly beautiful .>|
You're not a good enough player to know whether it was or it wasn't lol. Let's face it, to you Greg DeFotis probably seems jaw droppingly good lol.
<Robert James Fischer is the greatest chess player to have played the game of chess ... >
You've tried and failed to prove that so many times. Why should this time be any different? Don't they say that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result?
|Apr-24-14|| ||ughaibu: I thought that was Einstein's definition of stupidity.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||Petrosianic: This page says insanity, but I doubt Al would split too many hairs over the insanity/stupidity distinction lol.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||john barleycorn: <diceman: <Joshka: Also, what about the video tapes of the WHOLE match from 1972 that sit in a bank vault in Iceland!? Will they ever be released?>|
Maybe if released, Jinky will sue. :)>
They expect Fischer's agreement for the release every hour. Hollywood declared willingness to handle the US $ 100m fee.
|Apr-24-14|| ||Petrosianic: If you've seen 40 year old videotapes, there may not be much worth looking at.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||john barleycorn: < Petrosianic: If you've seen 40 year old videotapes, there may not be much worth looking at.>|
oh, those videotapes... :-).
Seriously, you may be right unless some smart person has copied them before they deteriorated.
|Apr-24-14|| ||AylerKupp: Why does anyone think that video tapes of the 1972 Fischer – Spassky match ever existed? As I mentioned to <Joshka> here, Robert James Fischer, some video tapes might have existed, but not likely of the entire match.|
And if the thought is that these were <security> video tapes, I also indicated in the post above that security cameras with video capability were not available until the mid-1970s, and I doubt that Iceland was at the forefront of technological advances then.
|Apr-24-14|| ||Petrosianic: Several books on the match claim that closed circuit recordings of the entire match existed. Nobody seems to have actually seen them, and it's possible that they don't, or didn't. But it's not just some wild rumor. Apparently Fischer didn't object to the closed circuit cameras, for some reason.|
We're told that this is how the spectators watched all of Game 3, when it was played in the private room.
|Apr-24-14|| ||Joshka: <AylerKupp> Now of course you should know, I would never have made a statement like this had I not read about it on more than 1 occasion. I have read numerous accounts where all games were video taped, and stored in a bank vault In Iceland. If you have read to the contrary, then this is what we do here, civil exchange of information.|
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