Originally posted by robbie carrobie
no its simply an indication of his lack of materialism. Pulling out his filings, must have
been painful, to say the least, how does one go about pulling out ones fillings, eating
toffee bars? I think Seriwan (spelling?) summed it up when he stated that one should
forget everything that has been written about Fischer in the press.
Bobby Fischer could not avoid being influenced by his very materialistic culture.
I believe that Bobby Fischer did care much about money, but not necessarily for
the primary reason that most other people (at least Americans) care about money.
He showed little interest, apart from his taste for tailor-made suits, in pursuing a
life of luxury. Fischer demanded money, not only for himself but also for other
professional chess players, because money is usually what gives an occupation
status and respect in American culture. As long as even the best American chess
masters had to keep struggling to avoid poverty, almost all Americans would
regard all professional chess players with a mixture of amusement and disdain.
If professional chess were as lucrative as professional golf, for instance, then
almost all Americans would regard chess with as much respect as they regard golf.