Originally posted by lemondrop
what would Bobby Fischer's life been like had he not found chess?
edit: moving this thread to the general forum
Bobby was a very intelligent man,
he was a good reader, he was able to read books in Russian,
but it seems that in the school nobody notice his talents.
without chess maybe he could be a better student.
her mother was a doctor, so maybe he in that case of no-chess could be a doctor as well
in some way chess was a curse for this man
the key point in this question is REGINA FISCHER ....
why she never stop chess in his early years?
maybe chess was a cheap nanny?
In this case TV could be a good nanny instead of chess.
think about this: what kind of person left a child in a chess club, or in the next door apartment? It seems Regina was very busy to take care of him.
so maybe with no-chess the only place for him was reading books, TV and music, anyway he didn't like school, boring.... so he could be a good COBOL software developer !!.....maybe he could be a worker for Bell or IBM....
but I am not sure if he would be able to be a man of the academy life, like John Nash.....
so COBOL developer
now this article said something interesting http://www.psmag.com/books-and-culture/a-psychological-autopsy-of-bobby-fischer-25959