Originally posted by bill718
Bobby Fisher was the strongest player in the world for at least 4 years...maybe more. I never liked him though. Fisher was an uncaring, selfish, paranoid jerk! There was no room in Bobby Fisher's world for ANYONE but Bobby Fisher. I'm not happy he is dead, but I can't feel much grief at the thought either.
A few quotes from:
"It's the notice boards and reports from non-players
that are out of order.
It seems that every man and his spotty dog has an opinion
on Fischer's state of mind. Most from people who have
never played over a Fischer game and some from players
who will never understand a Fischer game."
"Fischer loved Chess. He gave his life to chess.
To the rest of the world he may have come across as
greedy, selfish, arrogant, impolite and aloof.
To those that knew him, those he allowed to get close,
he was kind, generous, pleasant, polite and caring."
I'll defend everyone's right to say what they want even though
I may strongly disagree with it. I would even fight for your right to say it.
However, speaking ill of the dead is very thin ice.