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Discussion in 'Happy Hour' started by IceSpeed2, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. IceSpeed2

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    This game is so great for so many things. It
    builds mental ability, toughness, and can build social skills.
    How could Bobby Fischer be so screwed up? Imagine if there was a
    black or female chess champion? Man, would the media eat that up.
     
  2. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    I actually love to play chess.It keeps you sharp and
    focused.It can be relaxing in a way because it can get
    your mind off a stressful day.It is also kind of like
    life,you have to be aggressive to get what you want,but
    at the same time,protect your assets.
     
  3. JD074

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    Is he really that screwed up? I haven't read that much about
    him, except that he's an "anti-Semite". But a lot of people
    are, and I don't think they're all crazy. Although Freud would
    disagree.  [​IMG] Edited by: JD074
     
  4. IceSpeed2

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    He called 9-11 wonderful news. He also thinks
    that the CIA tries to send radio signals through his teeth.
    Finally, he thought that the world would end in 1975. He does not
    hate Jews ethnically, as his mother is Jewish, but hates practicioners
    of that religion. It probably stems simply from the fact that he
    had a religion that he did not wish to follow pushed on him as a
    child. That is not so much the crazy part. His anti-US
    views are also understandable because they were derived from the US
    government and Henry Kissenger using him as a symbol for American
    supremacy.

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  5. JD074

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    Hadn't heard about any of that. BTW, do you know what they
    apprehended him for?

    Has he given any reasons for why he dislikes America?
    Foreign policy, Jewish influence, or just his personal
    experiences? Just curious.
     
  6. IceSpeed2

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    He replayed Spassky in Yugoslavia against US orders
    because they were afraid he would be held hostage in 1992. It was
    largely politics with the UN. Fischer spat at the document on
    live TV. However, he was already a recluse and had been going
    crazy, developing apocolypse and conspiracy theories for 30
    years.

    I do not think he should be detained because the
    government turned him into a recluse. See some links below.



    That was relatively minor. He has been unable
    to defend his dissappearences and tax evasion.


    His "Jewish Conspiracy" theory has been
    supported by
    use of his name in the enyclopedia Judeaica as a Jew even though he
    wished his name would be removed. He viewed it as
    advertising. There was a film that used Bobby Fischer's name
    clearly for advertising without Fischer's permission. He used
    this to justify this conspiracy theory, but where were the producers
    going to find him.



    He should not be considered a criminal.

    http://www.profindpages.com/news/2005/03/25/MN844.htm

    <em ="yschurl">www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/<wbr>4535883.htm[/i]


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  7. Extra Point

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    Chess is a great game that develops strategical and tactical thinking. Playing it keeps your mind sharp.

    The greatest players have always been white men.
     
  8. BoxingSpecialist2

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    I used to play chess a lot in Grade School and even entered a few tournaments and did OK.

    I know many online sites offer games of chess for free. If any of the guys would be up for a weekend match sometime maybe I'd be up for it!

    Haven't played in years though so my skills may be a bit rusty.

    All the best chess players seem to be Euro or Asian.
     
  9. Extra Point

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    A good free site to play on is Chess.com. You can also pay for a membership and get additional features.

    While there are some good Asian players but most of the best players are white. The current World Champion is the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.
     
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  10. Extra Point

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    I've been playing chess on the internet recently. Anyone else here a chess enthusiast?
     
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    Former world champion Gary Kasparov recently played in a tournament in St Louis after a hiatus of 12 years. It was a rapid / blitz tournament.

    Three players did commentaries on the games of the tournament, Yasser Seirawan, Jennifer Shahade and Maurice Ashley. Seirawan is an Arab, Shahade is a woman and Ashley is a black. There were no white men doing the commentary. It's an example of political correctness and white male exclusion in a country where most chessplayers are white males.
     
  12. celticdb15

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    Even Chess is feeling the diversity push?! That's ridiculous, there cant be a field out there where whites are the majority .
     
  13. Extra Point

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    Playing chess is another thing you can do instead of watching black football players show their hatred toward America.
     
  14. white lightning

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    I love to play chess. I have played since I was a kid. It is a great game that never gets old. I've
    always been fascinated with it as it's similar to the game of life. You have to take chances but also
    know when to play it safe. Sports is similar too. Maybe we could have a caste chess tounament? Lol.
     
  15. Extra Point

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    American Fabiano Caruana will be the challenger for the upcoming World Chess Championship. Caruana is of Italian ancestry and was born in the USA.

    The current World Champion is Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.

    Both Caruana and Carlsen are great players. It should be a hard fought and interesting match.
     
  16. Extra Point

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    Here's an example of "affirmative action" in the chess world. Two South African blacks are sponsored by a top player with a trip to Europe to develop their game. They're both class A players, not bad but nothing remotely indicating they have world class talent.

    There are undoubtedly many younger white players with higher ratings who did not get such an opportunity. There are probably white South African players who were more deserving than they are. These South African blacks got their free trip due to preferential treatment because they're black.

    https://www.chess.com/news/view/nakamuras-south-african-trainees-begin-european-tour
     
  17. Extra Point

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    Here's a good video about a famous game, Donald Byrne vs Bobby Fischer. The narrator talks a little slow so you might want to speed it up a little but the content is good.

     
  18. Extra Point

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    The Carlsen - Caruana World Championship match has started. The first game was a hard fought 115 move draw in which Carlsen had winning chances but couldn't bring the point home.

    Both Carlsen and Caruana are white men. Carlsen is Norwegian and Caruana is American.
     
  19. The Hock

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    I played some when I was a kid. I wasn't that great for sure.

    Just wondering how is the chess organization PC?
     
  20. Extra Point

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    I don't understand your question. What does PC stand for in this case?

    Some possible answers. The United States Chess Federation USCF oversees American chess. FIDE oversees international chess. There are state organizations.

    Chess.com is a good place to play chess. It's free.

    If you're asking are chess organizations politically correct, I've heard they are. I'm not sure how much or how this affects their basic functions.
     

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