Originally posted by @mchillhey, it's all good...entertainment is where you find it.....
As I mentioned before, back in the 70's and 80's America was still basking in the glow of the post Fischer era, USCF membership was well over 100,000. Now the USCF struggles to maintain 80,00 members (many of them children who drop out soon after joining) and I think I found out why. How can chess compete with this? DISCLAIMER: Any females exploring these li ...[text shortened]... com/watch?v=2E7H9QwBiss
It looks like the gamer boys are playing with more than one joystick!
Originally posted by @vanderveldeWas is singular were is plural.
Fischer, rock'n'roll listening loner single-handedly defeated SSSR state machinery in chess.
He was star like tal, but the average audience didn't grasp neither of them as chess players, people was (were? I'll never learn and am lazy to google now) fascinated by combinations and eyes (in Tal's case) and with the fact that an American can put Soviet ...[text shortened]... ation in danger.
Perhaps good advertising gurus can help chess to come in public focus again.