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#21 djlo

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 03:50 PM

wala pa rin tatalo kay kasparov

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:56 PM

Bobby Fisher, very eccentric player..

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:02 PM

Bobby Fischer

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:46 PM

It has to be Garry Kasparov

He beat one of the two SUPER computers :lol: Deep Blue 1 :D

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:35 PM

Kasparov and Karpov?/ yun ba yung magkalaban dati??

sa local si Eugene Torre pa rin..

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:55 PM

bobby fischer.
meron na tayo 14 yr. old GM.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:46 AM

Bobby Fischer!

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:17 PM

Bobby Fisher, very eccentric player..


Yes, Bobby Fischer's life outside of chess is as colorful as his career (some interesting trivia between Fischer and the Philippines below)

- In 1949, Fischer (age 6) learned how to play chess from instructions found in a chess set that her sister bought at a candy store below their apartment. Fischer saw his first chess book a month later. For over a year Fischer played chess by himself. His mother was worried about her son's obsession with chess and took him to the Children's Psychiatric Division of the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital.

- In July 1956, at 13 years and 4 months, he was the youngest player to win the U.S. Junior Championship. He won a typewriter for his efforts. A few weeks later, he played in the U.S. Open (102 players), winning 5 games, drawing 7 games and tied for 4th-8th place.

- In 1957 (age 14), he played and again won the U.S. Junior Championship and another typewriter

- On January 1958 Bobby Fischer at age 14 years and 9 months won the 1957/58 U.S. Championship and Zonal with 8 wins, 5 draws and no losses. Except in 1966, Fischer won every tournament in the US he participated in

- In August 1958, he took 5th-6th at the Portoroz Interzonal in Yugoslavia and gained the Grandmaster title after winning 6 games and losing 2 games. At the same time he became the world's youngest Candidate and Grandmaster for the world championship at age 15 years, 6 months. Also in that year, he wrote a book entitled "Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess"

- He attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn with Barbara Streisand and they were good friends. Bobby later dropped out of school to become a professional chess player. Fischer's academic records indicated an I.Q. of 180 with an incredibly retentive memory.

- In June 1971, Bobby Fischer defeated Mark Taimanov with 6 wins, no draws, no losses in the Candidates quarterfinals in Vancouver, Canada. In July 1971, he defeated Bent Larsen also with a perfect 6-0 score in the Candidates semi-final in Denver, Colorado. In September, 1971, Bobby defeated Tigran Petrosian with 5 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss in Buenos Aires for the Candidates finals. He now became challenger for the world championship.

- On July 11, 1972 he began his match with Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland for the world championship. On September 1, 1972 Bobby became world champion after winning 7 games, drawing 11 games, and losing 3 games. Fischer received $160,000 for his efforts and another $40,000 in royalties.

- In November, 1973, Bobby Fischer was the guest of President Ferdinand Marcos. He made an appearance at the Philippines International Tournament, won by Bent Larsen. Fischer played an exhibition game with Marcos, which was broadcast on television. It lasted 5 minutes after 8 moves and a draw agreed. Fischer then played Florencio Campomanes, President of the Philippines Chess Federation, in a blitz game on television. Fischer won on time. Fischer was paid $20,000 for appearance fee.

- In early 1974, FIDE's rules committee issued a 14-page document with 179 numbered paragraphs of regulations for the world championship match. Fischer agreed to all the regulations except one. He did not agree to a 36-game limit. Fischer insisted that the championship be decided by 10 wins, draws not counting, and that the number of games be unlimited. Also, Fischer insisted that if the score reached 9 wins apiece, the champion should retain the title.

- In June, 1974, the FIDE Congress in Nice approved the 10-win regulation and the elimination of draws from the scoring, but imposed a 36-game limit and rejected the 9-9 proposal. Fischer sent a telegram to the FIDE Congress: "As I made clear in my telegram to the FIDE delegates, the match conditions I proposed were non-negotiable...FIDE has decided against my participation in the 1975 World Chess Championship. I therefore resign my FIDE World Championship title."

- In January, 1975, the Philippines were offering $5 million for Fischer to play Karpov in the Philippines.

- In March, 1975, an extraordinary FIDE Congress was held in Osterbek, Nethelrands, and it was agreed to have an unlimited number of world championship games, but refused Fischer's 9-9 rule. On April 3, 1975 Bobby Fischer forfeited his title as world chess champion to Anatoly Karpov without playing a single chess game since winning the world championship.

- In 1976, Karpov met secretly with Fischer three times, in Japan, in Washington, DC, and in Manila, to discuss an unofficial match.

- In 1977 Bobby played three games against the MIT Greenblatt computer program. He turned down $250,000 to play one chess game at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and $3 million to play in a tournament in the Philippines.

- On September 1, 1992, Bobby Fischer came out of his 20 year retirement and gave a press conference in Yugoslavia. He pulled out an order from the U.S. Treasury Department warning him that he would be violating U.N. sanctions if he played chess in Yugoslavia. He spit on the order and now faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if he returns to the U.S.

- On September 30, Bobby Fischer began his re-match with Boris Spassky (ranked 99 in the world) in Montenagro, Yugoslavia. On November 11, Fischer won the match with 10 wins, 5 losses, and 15 draws. He received $3.65 million for his winnings and Spassky received $1.5 million.

- Fischer was living in Budapest in the 1990s.

- On January 13, 1999 Fischer granted a live radio interview to a radio station in Budapest, Hungary. It was the first of over 20 radio interviews he would make in the next 3 years.

- On January 14, 1999 Fischer granted an interview to Baguio Radio in the Philippines. He accused the Jewish community of conspiring against him and denied the holocaust of the Nazis.

- On May 24, 1999, in Baguio, Fischer said: "America is totally under control of the Jews... The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense are dirty Jews."

- In 2000 Fischer traveled to the Philippines and stayed with Philippine Grandmaster Eugene Torre. Fischer may have married his girlfriend, Justine Ong. She was 22 years-old and a Chinese-Filipino. They have one daughter, Jinky Ong Fischer, born in 2000 in Manila. Later that year, Fischer travelled to Japan and was living with Miyoko Watai, President of the Japanese Chess Association and former Japanese women's chess champion.

- In 2001, Fischer worked for awhile as a disc jockey for DZSR, an AM station in Manila. In exchange for exclusive interviews, Fischer was allowed to spin his favorite Rhythm & Blues records and discuss politics.

- On September 11, 2001, Bobby Fischer spoke on Philippine radio (Radio Bomba in Baguio) while in Japan, applauding the New York terrorist and Pentagon attacks.

- In 2001 Grandmaster Nigel Short was convinced that Bobby Fischer was playing chess on the Internet. An unknown player easily defeated Short, one of the world's strongest chess grandmasters, in an 8-game match. The unknown player answered all of Short's questions about chess in the 1960s and knew all the answers to several Bobby Fischer trivia questions.

- On January 27, 2002 Fischer did a radio interview from Reykjavik, Iceland. He encouraged the Icelandic government to close the local U.S. naval base. He then said, "If they refuse to go, send them some letters with anthrax. They'll get the message."

- In November, 2002, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a story that identifies the real father of Bobby Fischer. The article identifies the real father to be Paul Nemenyi, a Hungarian physicist. He died in 1952. He was at the University of Chicago in 1942 working on the Manhattan Project to develop the first nuclear bomb. Paul Nemenyi worked on the mechanism which triggered the atomic bomb.

- On July 13, 2004, Bobby Fischer was arrested by the Japanese immigration authorities at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan. Fischer was going to Baguio to give another radio interview for Radio Bomba. Fischer was told that he would be deported to the United States to face charges.

- On August 16, 2004, Bobby Fischer appealed to US Secretary of State Colin Powell to help him renounce US citizenship. He also announced plans to marry Miyoko Watai, the Japan Chess Association President.

- In January, 2005, Fischer wrote a letter to the government of Iceland, asking for Icelandic citizenship. The Icelandic authorities granted him an alien's passport, but that was insufficient for the Japanese government to release him. So the Icelandic government unanimously granted Fischer full citizenship in March, 2005.

- In May, 2005, Boris Spassky visited Iceland with the intent of getting Fischer to return to chess

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:30 AM

Bobby Fischer

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 03:50 PM

Bobby Fischer... medyo naiiba nga lang pananaw nya... Nice set of trivia on my idol doc...

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:28 PM

Yes, Bobby Fischer's life outside of chess is as colorful as his career (some interesting trivia between Fischer and the Philippines below)

- In 1949, Fischer (age 6) learned how to play chess from instructions found in a chess set that her sister bought at a candy store below their apartment. Fischer saw his first chess book a month later. For over a year Fischer played chess by himself. His mother was worried about her son's obsession with chess and took him to the Children's Psychiatric Division of the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital.

- In July 1956, at 13 years and 4 months, he was the youngest player to win the U.S. Junior Championship. He won a typewriter for his efforts. A few weeks later, he played in the U.S. Open (102 players), winning 5 games, drawing 7 games and tied for 4th-8th place.

- In 1957 (age 14), he played and again won the U.S. Junior Championship and another typewriter

- On January 1958 Bobby Fischer at age 14 years and 9 months won the 1957/58 U.S. Championship and Zonal with 8 wins, 5 draws and no losses. Except in 1966, Fischer won every tournament in the US he participated in

- In August 1958, he took 5th-6th at the Portoroz Interzonal in Yugoslavia and gained the Grandmaster title after winning 6 games and losing 2 games. At the same time he became the world's youngest Candidate and Grandmaster for the world championship at age 15 years, 6 months. Also in that year, he wrote a book entitled "Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess"

- He attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn with Barbara Streisand and they were good friends. Bobby later dropped out of school to become a professional chess player. Fischer's academic records indicated an I.Q. of 180 with an incredibly retentive memory.

- In June 1971, Bobby Fischer defeated Mark Taimanov with 6 wins, no draws, no losses in the Candidates quarterfinals in Vancouver, Canada. In July 1971, he defeated Bent Larsen also with a perfect 6-0 score in the Candidates semi-final in Denver, Colorado. In September, 1971, Bobby defeated Tigran Petrosian with 5 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss in Buenos Aires for the Candidates finals. He now became challenger for the world championship.

- On July 11, 1972 he began his match with Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland for the world championship. On September 1, 1972 Bobby became world champion after winning 7 games, drawing 11 games, and losing 3 games. Fischer received $160,000 for his efforts and another $40,000 in royalties.

- In November, 1973, Bobby Fischer was the guest of President Ferdinand Marcos. He made an appearance at the Philippines International Tournament, won by Bent Larsen. Fischer played an exhibition game with Marcos, which was broadcast on television. It lasted 5 minutes after 8 moves and a draw agreed. Fischer then played Florencio Campomanes, President of the Philippines Chess Federation, in a blitz game on television. Fischer won on time. Fischer was paid $20,000 for appearance fee.

- In early 1974, FIDE's rules committee issued a 14-page document with 179 numbered paragraphs of regulations for the world championship match. Fischer agreed to all the regulations except one. He did not agree to a 36-game limit. Fischer insisted that the championship be decided by 10 wins, draws not counting, and that the number of games be unlimited. Also, Fischer insisted that if the score reached 9 wins apiece, the champion should retain the title.

- In June, 1974, the FIDE Congress in Nice approved the 10-win regulation and the elimination of draws from the scoring, but imposed a 36-game limit and rejected the 9-9 proposal. Fischer sent a telegram to the FIDE Congress: "As I made clear in my telegram to the FIDE delegates, the match conditions I proposed were non-negotiable...FIDE has decided against my participation in the 1975 World Chess Championship. I therefore resign my FIDE World Championship title."

- In January, 1975, the Philippines were offering $5 million for Fischer to play Karpov in the Philippines.

- In March, 1975, an extraordinary FIDE Congress was held in Osterbek, Nethelrands, and it was agreed to have an unlimited number of world championship games, but refused Fischer's 9-9 rule. On April 3, 1975 Bobby Fischer forfeited his title as world chess champion to Anatoly Karpov without playing a single chess game since winning the world championship.

- In 1976, Karpov met secretly with Fischer three times, in Japan, in Washington, DC, and in Manila, to discuss an unofficial match.

- In 1977 Bobby played three games against the MIT Greenblatt computer program. He turned down $250,000 to play one chess game at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and $3 million to play in a tournament in the Philippines.

- On September 1, 1992, Bobby Fischer came out of his 20 year retirement and gave a press conference in Yugoslavia. He pulled out an order from the U.S. Treasury Department warning him that he would be violating U.N. sanctions if he played chess in Yugoslavia. He spit on the order and now faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if he returns to the U.S.

- On September 30, Bobby Fischer began his re-match with Boris Spassky (ranked 99 in the world) in Montenagro, Yugoslavia. On November 11, Fischer won the match with 10 wins, 5 losses, and 15 draws. He received $3.65 million for his winnings and Spassky received $1.5 million.

- Fischer was living in Budapest in the 1990s.

- On January 13, 1999 Fischer granted a live radio interview to a radio station in Budapest, Hungary. It was the first of over 20 radio interviews he would make in the next 3 years.

- On January 14, 1999 Fischer granted an interview to Baguio Radio in the Philippines. He accused the Jewish community of conspiring against him and denied the holocaust of the Nazis.

- On May 24, 1999, in Baguio, Fischer said: "America is totally under control of the Jews... The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense are dirty Jews."

- In 2000 Fischer traveled to the Philippines and stayed with Philippine Grandmaster Eugene Torre. Fischer may have married his girlfriend, Justine Ong. She was 22 years-old and a Chinese-Filipino. They have one daughter, Jinky Ong Fischer, born in 2000 in Manila. Later that year, Fischer travelled to Japan and was living with Miyoko Watai, President of the Japanese Chess Association and former Japanese women's chess champion.

- In 2001, Fischer worked for awhile as a disc jockey for DZSR, an AM station in Manila. In exchange for exclusive interviews, Fischer was allowed to spin his favorite Rhythm & Blues records and discuss politics.

- On September 11, 2001, Bobby Fischer spoke on Philippine radio (Radio Bomba in Baguio) while in Japan, applauding the New York terrorist and Pentagon attacks.

- In 2001 Grandmaster Nigel Short was convinced that Bobby Fischer was playing chess on the Internet. An unknown player easily defeated Short, one of the world's strongest chess grandmasters, in an 8-game match. The unknown player answered all of Short's questions about chess in the 1960s and knew all the answers to several Bobby Fischer trivia questions.

- On January 27, 2002 Fischer did a radio interview from Reykjavik, Iceland. He encouraged the Icelandic government to close the local U.S. naval base. He then said, "If they refuse to go, send them some letters with anthrax. They'll get the message."

- In November, 2002, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a story that identifies the real father of Bobby Fischer. The article identifies the real father to be Paul Nemenyi, a Hungarian physicist. He died in 1952. He was at the University of Chicago in 1942 working on the Manhattan Project to develop the first nuclear bomb. Paul Nemenyi worked on the mechanism which triggered the atomic bomb.

- On July 13, 2004, Bobby Fischer was arrested by the Japanese immigration authorities at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan. Fischer was going to Baguio to give another radio interview for Radio Bomba. Fischer was told that he would be deported to the United States to face charges.

- On August 16, 2004, Bobby Fischer appealed to US Secretary of State Colin Powell to help him renounce US citizenship. He also announced plans to marry Miyoko Watai, the Japan Chess Association President.

- In January, 2005, Fischer wrote a letter to the government of Iceland, asking for Icelandic citizenship. The Icelandic authorities granted him an alien's passport, but that was insufficient for the Japanese government to release him. So the Icelandic government unanimously granted Fischer full citizenship in March, 2005.

- In May, 2005, Boris Spassky visited Iceland with the intent of getting Fischer to return to chess






Maraming salamat po sa info sir! !

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:36 PM

it seems to be a battle between kasparov and fischer, eh?

its still garry for me. :)

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:48 PM

Nice trivia sir ! :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:33 AM

Bobby Fischer!
Second on my list is Alekhine.
Third is a Filipino - (Ramon?) Lontoc (Jr or III). He authored the first chess book I inherited from my father.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:01 PM

Bobby Fischer died today (January 18 - Manila time) at the age of 64. RIP Bobby. :(

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:24 PM

Sayang. Ang dami pa sanang contributions kung itinuloy niya ang chess career niya.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:42 AM

RIP Bobby Fischer

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:07 PM

rip bobby

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:27 PM

kasparov