Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now? (ericcoleman) wrote,
Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now?
ericcoleman

RIP

Bobby Fischer

There was a period in my life when I played a LOT of chess. I wasn't very good, but I loved the game. The guy who I played with worshiped Fischer, as well he should have, since he was simply the greatest player of the game ever. His complete spanking of Spassky in 1972 still amazes me.

In one of the oddest moments of my life, A few years ago I was in Mexico visiting my brother and I was showing a friend of his some openings and such, so she could play a better game against him and against the computer. There was a fellow sitting across the cafe looking at us amused. He left before we were done and as we left the owner said "do you know who that was?". I said no. He said "that was Margulies". Stuart Margulies, the co-author of Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. I wish I could have talked to him for a moment. Oh well.
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