Thursday, March 06, 2008

Fischer Was Stupid

The late great Bobby Fischer was stupid. So says John-Paul Pagano:

Fischer is compelling because he showed so clearly why these conceptions are wrong. Great genius and profound stupidity coexisted in him. His genius was cognitive, his stupidity was emotional and the profundity of his emotional retardation lent him a false air of psychosis.

More in Knave's Gambit: The Totalitarian Stupidity of Bobby Fischer.

2 comments:

Tom Chivers said...

Quite. Chess players are stupid!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Tom. That article certainly explains my mediocre chess skills....I'm just too intelligent. ;-)
--Daniel J. Andrews