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  1. 10 Mar '12 15:16
    Do you think there is any benefit in doing this OTB (as in playing both sides) Fischer use'd to do it I think.
  2. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    10 Mar '12 15:19
    I can't take this thread seriously...
  3. 10 Mar '12 15:30
    It may work if you have a very poor memory and cannot remember what
    you were planning with White when you spin the board around and take Black.

    Then you would have forgotten what you were up to with Black and so on.
    I can see it being a very long game.

    Fischer was most likley seen analysing a position by a non-playing reporter
    and assumed he playing with himself.
  4. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    10 Mar '12 15:37
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It may work if you have a very poor memory and cannot remember what
    you were planning with White when you spin the board around and take Black.

    Then you would have forgotten what you were up to with Black and so on.
    I can see it being a very long game.

    Fischer was most likley seen analysing a position by a non-playing reporter
    and assumed he playing with himself.
    I think Fischer did say in an interview that he played games with himself in his head at school. Though I don't have any links to prove that I didn't just make that up.
  5. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    10 Mar '12 15:46
    Originally posted by hedonist
    I think Fischer did say in an interview that he played games with himself in his head at school. Though I don't have any links to prove that I didn't just make that up.
    Now that I think about it, It was mentioned in the book/film Searching for Bobby Fischer/Innosent Moves. So it might just be made up after all.

    Given the subject of this thread, I found it apt to answer my own post. 😏
  6. 10 Mar '12 15:52
    That rings a wee bell as well. I can imagine him doing that.

    I know there are loads of Fischer myths -
    (moving away from Fischer playing with himself at School).

    How about the one where at one time he was in the same class
    as Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand?
    I know Barbra Streisand is reputed to have a crush on him, but Neil Diamond
    was a new addition. Perhaps they just went to the same school.

    Me and Karpov went to different schools together.

    Back to playing against yourself.
    If you lose (then you win) do you feel happy with yourself or disapointed?
    Does your grade go up or down?
  7. 10 Mar '12 15:53
    Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers was in the habit of ostensibly playing chess matches against various pagan gods. Mathers would set up the chessboard and seat himself behind the white pieces, with an empty chair opposite him. After making a move for himself, Mathers would then shade his eyes and peer towards the empty chair, waiting for his opponent to signal a move. Mathers would then move a black piece accordingly, then make his next move as white, and so forth.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Liddell_MacGregor_Mathers#Lifestyle
  8. 10 Mar '12 17:26
    Originally posted by hedonist
    I think Fischer did say in an interview that he played games with himself in his head at school. Though I don't have any links to prove that I didn't just make that up.
    He also said, "that he usually wins" (whish means, that sometimes "the other he" wins).
    But he played aginst himslef not only as a school pupil, but also later. He in fact mentioned this playing against himself during the 1970´s, his most active period.
  9. 11 Mar '12 04:22
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    I can't take this thread seriously...
    Nimzo, since you are in the MUTI Club, and read the forum, it gladdens me to know you did not take the statement in my post on the "How long have you been playing chess" thread yesterday seriously! Or, literally.
    But, it is true!
    Not ashamed to admit it.
  10. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    11 Mar '12 06:33
    Originally posted by plopzilla
    Do you think there is any benefit in doing this OTB (as in playing both sides) Fischer use'd to do it I think.
    If you don't stop it you'll go blind. 😞
  11. 11 Mar '12 10:19
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    If you don't stop it you'll go blind. 😞
    This thread would have attracted the ire of people in the Spirituality forum. Pity they didn't see it. 😀
  12. 11 Mar '12 10:50
    a playing with yourself thread on a redhotpawn forum. hmmm
  13. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    12 Mar '12 00:11
    Originally posted by DanTriola
    Nimzo, since you are in the MUTI Club, and read the forum, it gladdens me to know you did not take the statement in my post on the "How long have you been playing chess" thread yesterday seriously! Or, literally.
    But, it is true!
    Not ashamed to admit it.
    haha- it couldn't be helped.. there has to be a better way to say that you play a chess game alone.

    Solitaire would be good except that is another chess activity...
  14. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    14 Mar '12 12:13 / 2 edits
    Wrong thread.