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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    17 Jun '10 22:37
    A little disgusting and unnecessary if you ask me.

    http://tinyurl.com/2bjrdln
  2. 17 Jun '10 23:05
    Plane ticket to Iceland: A few hundred dollars.

    One night with an escort: Depends on what she looks like.

    Watching as an anti-semites resting place is disturbed: Priceless
  3. 18 Jun '10 08:28
    Originally posted by Michael Basman
    Plane ticket to Iceland: A few hundred dollars.

    One night with an escort: Depends on what she looks like.

    Watching as an anti-semites resting place is disturbed: Priceless
    can some admin please remove this?
  4. 18 Jun '10 09:40
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    A little disgusting and unnecessary if you ask me.

    http://tinyurl.com/2bjrdln
    yes the torygraph formerly known as the telegraph, not that i make it a habit to read it, had an interesting article, seems Bobbys estate is in some dispute between a Japanese lady who claims that he married her while in prison (she has a marriage certificate) and this little Philippine girl who will try by means of forensics to prove that she is his daughter and under Icelandic law receive a third of his estate, presumably the mother gets the other two thirds? . His sisters nephews until this point were considered the closest blood relatives and may also contest it, the US government i think is also seeking recompense for unpaid taxes. i hope the kids get it.
  5. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    19 Jun '10 01:58
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    yes the torygraph formerly known as the telegraph, not that i make it a habit to read it, had an interesting article, seems Bobbys estate is in some dispute between a Japanese lady who claims that he married her while in prison (she has a marriage certificate) and this little Philippine girl who will try by means of forensics to prove that she is his ...[text shortened]... , the US government i think is also seeking recompense for unpaid taxes. i hope the kids get it.
    It's sad to see things like this. And all over money. I wish this situation was settled before Mr. Fischer died.🙁
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    19 Jun '10 03:49
    Originally posted by vipiu
    can some admin please remove this?
    I alerted your post as per request.
  7. 19 Jun '10 04:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vipiu
    can some admin please remove this?
    why?
  8. 19 Jun '10 14:12
    He sort of brought this on himself. (I have to keep reminding myself that he had mental problems.) He didn't leave a will and apparently didn't care or think about what would happen to his assets after his death. That was Bobby, selfish to the end and not caring about others.
  9. 19 Jun '10 14:52
    Hi Mad Rook.

    "... he had mental problems.." which explains a lot about Bobby's actions
    in the latter years of his life.

    If he had lost both legs in a car crash you would not chastise him because
    he could not climb a set of stairs. Not all disabilities are physical.

    During his lifetime he was screwed over financially and his words were
    twisted or made up out of proportion. So perhaps it's little wonder he
    did not care about what happened to any of his assests.

    Nobody seemed to care about them when he was alive.
  10. 19 Jun '10 15:39
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Mad Rook.

    "... he had mental problems.." which explains a lot about Bobby's actions
    in the latter years of his life.

    If he had lost both legs in a car crash you would not chastise him because
    he could not climb a set of stairs. Not all disabilities are physical.

    During his lifetime he was screwed over financially and his words were
    twiste ...[text shortened]... what happened to any of his assests.

    Nobody seemed to care about them when he was alive.
    Yeah, he had mental problems. But gee whiz, you don't leave a will, and you have to live with the fact that others will decide where your assets go. Well, they're now deciding where the assets will go. Did he not care about his alleged Phillipine daughter or his (possible) Japanese wife/significant other?

    I don't think he was really screwed over very much financially, and what screwing over that did occur was largely of his own doing. He was warned not to play the 1992 match in that country, but he did it anyway. Before that, he had people lining up to set up big money matches, and he virtually turned down every one of them. Bobby could have made 10 times more money than he actually made without even breaking a sweat, but if everything didn't happen 100 percent the "Bobby" way, then it wouldn't happen at all.

    Frank Brady has said that one of Bobby's problems was that he didn't want ANYONE making ANY money off of him. Even if he could make a million dollars, if it meant that someone else would make 10 percent of that, Bobby would refuse to do it, because someone was getting some money that rightfully ( ? ) belonged to HIM. Talk about warped thinking! So please, with all the money Bobby could have made but refused, I find it a little difficult to generate much sympathy for his financial plight.
  11. 19 Jun '10 16:59
    Hi Mad Rook

    Russia bought one copy of 60 Memorable Games and printed
    off 100,000 translated copies. Fischer did not see one penny.

    He asked his country for help. They did not even file a protest.

    He was offered close to $1 million to put his name to chess set.
    He did not like the chess set. Principles?

    Perhaps he never realised how ill he was and did not expect to die.
    hence the reason for no will.

    I wonder how many people reading this have not made out a will.

    Who knows all the facts and myths that surround this man.

    The irony is the only people happy that his name is still making more
    headlines than the modern living players are the publishers of the many
    books about him.

    It now looks like some lawyers too are going to join in on the Fischer Feast.
  12. 19 Jun '10 17:29
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Mad Rook

    Russia bought one copy of 60 Memorable Games and printed
    off 100,000 translated copies. Fischer did not see one penny.

    He asked his country for help. They did not even file a protest.

    He was offered close to $1 million to put his name to chess set.
    He did not like the chess set. Principles?

    Perhaps he never realised how ill he wa ...[text shortened]...
    books about him.

    It now looks like some lawyers too are going to join in on the Fischer Feast.
    Hi Geoff.
    I love this back-and-forth discussion. It's fun. 🙂


    "Russia bought one copy of 60 Memorable Games and printed
    off 100,000 translated copies. Fischer did not see one penny.

    He asked his country for help. They did not even file a protest."

    OK, sometimes you DO get screwed, but you move on. You don't dwell on it and allow it to cause you to balk at other opportunities.

    "He was offered close to $1 million to put his name to chess set.
    He did not like the chess set. Principles?"

    Perhaps. You don't have to accept every pitch, and probably shouldn't. But to turn down every single one? Every endorsement, every match? (except for the 1992 match - I guess he accepted this one because he was running out of cash? ) Talk about having principles to the extreme.

    "It now looks like some lawyers too are going to join in on the Fischer Feast."

    On this we can agree. The lawyers always make money, regardless. 😞
  13. 19 Jun '10 17:35
    Have to end the fun as going out.

    It's Saturday night where I am.

    Be back same time and place tomorrow.

    Greenpawn.

    🙂
  14. 20 Jun '10 04:11 / 1 edit
    Back in at 4 am. These late night, early mornings are going to do me in.

    "OK, sometimes you DO get screwed, but you move on.
    You don't dwell on it and allow it to cause you to balk at other opportunities.


    I'm no expert but people with a mental illness will dwell on it to a point
    where every moment is consumed thinking about these things.

    Those who got to know him always said he was pleasant and great to be around.

    The trouble was, if any of them said in the press what the real Bobby Fishcer
    was like he would drop them.

    His life was devoted to looking for tricks and traps set by his opponents
    to beat him. Everybody wanted to beat him.

    Imagine what it was like sitting alone in some hotel room.
    The Champion of the World and everyone wants to beat you.

    The pressure, the strain, reading lies about yourself, the lost childhood,
    (he got to six, then it was chess), the fragile line between genius and insanity
    and everyone wanting to beat you.

    No wonder the paranoia that had been honed to perfection over the chessboard
    finally took over.
  15. 24 Jun '10 09:08
    bobby fischer " mentally ill " ? Just because someone is anti-zionist, does not make them mentally ill, makes them a wise man in my opinion, zionism stinks of filth, and I mean "zionism", not jews. ( free palestine ).