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Date: 31 Jan 2008 20:10:58
From: SAT W-7
Subject: If Fischer was Russian do you think they would have let
him quit chess like he did ?





 
Date: 01 Feb 2008 13:24:18
From: William Hyde
Subject: Re: If Fischer was Russian do you think they would have let
On Jan 31, 11:10 pm, Sin...@webtv.net (SAT W-7) wrote:
> him quit chess like he did ?

They did let Botvinnik more or less stop playing while
he got his PhD, but it was clear he wasn't giving the
game up forever. And his PhD allowed them to keep
up the myth that their players were not professionals.

On the other hand they would not let Levenfish quit in
the late 1930s, even though he was getting on in
years and was still productive as a scientist.

Without a shred of an academic or other excuse, Fischerov would have
had to keep playing.

William Hyde


  
Date: 02 Feb 2008 00:22:22
From: EZoto
Subject: Re: If Fischer was Russian do you think they would have let
On Fri, 1 Feb 2008 13:24:18 -0800 (PST), William Hyde
<wthyde1953@gmail.com > wrote:

>On Jan 31, 11:10 pm, Sin...@webtv.net (SAT W-7) wrote:
>> him quit chess like he did ?
>
>They did let Botvinnik more or less stop playing while
>he got his PhD, but it was clear he wasn't giving the
>game up forever. And his PhD allowed them to keep
>up the myth that their players were not professionals.
>
>On the other hand they would not let Levenfish quit in
>the late 1930s, even though he was getting on in
>years and was still productive as a scientist.
>
>Without a shred of an academic or other excuse, Fischerov would have
>had to keep playing.
>
>William Hyde

Didn't Fischer before the Palma De Mallorca tournament want to quit
chess, but he pondered the question "What else can I do?" And he knew
the answer was nothing.

EZoto


 
Date: 01 Feb 2008 10:04:53
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: If Fischer was Russian do you think they would have let
On Feb 1, 10:59 am, "1. e4" <nospam...@btinternet.com > wrote:
> "SAT W-7" <Sin...@webtv.net> wrote in message
>
> news:27745-47A29BD2-1771@storefull-3334.bay.webtv.net...
>
> > him quit chess like he did ?
>
> I think the Russians would have made him an national hero.

You mean "an ational hero."


 
Date: 01 Feb 2008 10:59:24
From: 1. e4
Subject: Re: If Fischer was Russian do you think they would have let

"SAT W-7" <Sin768@webtv.net > wrote in message
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> him quit chess like he did ?


I think the Russians would have made him an national hero. I still find it
hard to believe that the USA treated him the way they did, and then they
criticise the Taliban.



  
Date: 01 Feb 2008 12:08:56
From: David Richerby
Subject: Re: If Fischer was Russian do you think they would have let
1. e4 <nospamers@btinternet.com > wrote:
> I still find it hard to believe that the USA treated him the way
> they did, and then they criticise the Taliban.

Huh? Huh, on so many levels, even.

First, it's a complete non-sequitur. Second, when you say `the USA',
do you mean the government or the people or something else? Third,
huh?


Dave.

--
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www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~davidr/ it's like a pupil of Beethoven that's
made of atoms but you can hold in it
your hand!


   
Date: 01 Feb 2008 21:15:46
From: 1.e4
Subject: Re: If Fischer was Russian do you think they would have let

"David Richerby" <davidr@chiark.greenend.org.uk > wrote in message
news:O6e*2lm6r@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk...
> 1. e4 <nospamers@btinternet.com> wrote:
>> I still find it hard to believe that the USA treated him the way
>> they did, and then they criticise the Taliban.
>
> Huh? Huh, on so many levels, even.
>
> First, it's a complete non-sequitur. Second, when you say `the USA',
> do you mean the government or the people or something else? Third,
> huh?
>
>

I mean the guy who empties your trash of course, who did you think I was
talking about? the man in the moon!