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Bobby Fisher Caught? He should have castled!

By Andrew Pollack on 07/16/2004 at 02:26 PM EDT

Man, he must be getting old. Any really good chess player in that situation would have castled! Suddenly, he "Rooks" the Philipinos and is himself in Thailand!

"One town, is very like another when your head's down over your pieces, brother."

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Er... chess cheaters?By Andre G on 07/16/2004 at 02:50 PM EDT
All the pieces are out there. I don't see how Fischer thinks someone could
cheat at chess.

I'm not even going to discuss that Jew thing.

It sounds like he's gone round the bend. Way, way round.
What Fischer considered cheating was...By Richard Schwartz on 07/16/2004 at 09:52 PM EDT
grandmasters from the same country (usually the USSR) playing non-aggressively
against one another, making safe "book" moves only, resulting in quickly drawn
games, thereby saving their energy for opponent from other countries in later
rounds. Over the course of a two to four week tournament, it made a
difference. The rest of Fischer's rantings are pure paranoia, but he did have
some valid points about the way the game was played.

My own thoughts on this are...By Andrew Pollack on 07/16/2004 at 10:05 PM EDT
Sounds to me like a certain French bicycle race.

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