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To: poconopundit

The Manhattan Chess Club was Fischer’s home club. WNET Channel 13 in New York broadcast the match, with move by move coverage and analysis from grandmasters at the club.

I had two chess sets at the time, so I hauled them out. Ii kept one set to wherever the match between Fischer and Spassky was and used the other for analysis, to see if I could figure out strategies. I got one of Fischer’s game-winning moves two moves before he made it. (The high point for me as far as chess is concerned.)

That was actually entertaining TV, and when Spassky resigned, they had quite a moment there at the Manhattan Chess Club.


8 posted on 08/25/2018 8:21:16 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: TBP; Lazamataz
I had two chess sets at the time, so I hauled them out.

Wow, and you anticipated Fischer's game-winning moves. Outstanding.   So you were an excellent player.

I read much of Fischer's Wikipedia page and learned so much.  What struck me most was a radio interview he did in 2006 when he was living in Iceland.  He gave a very perceptive view on Chess in the computer age:

Chess as an UN-creative game also echoes the theme of Lazamataz's post a couple days ago:

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13 posted on 08/26/2018 6:39:37 AM PDT by poconopundit (MAGA... Get the Spirit. Grow your community. Focus on your Life's Work. Empower the Young.)
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