Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Legend has Died

On January 17-2008, former world chess champion Bobby Fischer passed away at his residence in Iceland. Whether or not you agree with his political or other views, one thing you must agree to, is that Bobby Fischer was a man of incredible courage, integrity, and honesty. He has demonstrated this truth many times over the course of his life, from his unwillingness, early in his career, to accept sponsorship from a company becaus he didn't use their product, to his highly controversial radio interviews where he candidly voiced his opinions, even though it was certain he would encounter great consequences as a result. Bobby Fischer was afraid of nothing. His way of life, as well as his chess, has made that clear.