Bobby Fischer, 1943-2008

Here is Bobby Fischer’s obituary, from today’s New York Times.

The renowned chess teacher Bruce Pandolfini had this to say:

“After 1972, we lost so many great pieces of art,” said Mr. Pandolfini, the chess teacher, “hundreds of masterpieces he would have created if he had stayed a sane being. We feel the great loss. All chess players do.”

Indeed we do.

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  1. One of the many blessings of living in Brooklyn all these years was that Pandolfini used to run the chess club at my son Nick’s school, giving Nick the opportunity to learn from one of the best for seven years or so.