Monday, July 02, 2007

Chess After Death

I had no idea about this! It's weird. According to Robert Rollins, he acted as a medium for the ghost of Hungarian maestro Geza Maroczy so that he, Maroczy, could play chess against one Viktor Korchnoi. That game apparently went on, by mail, for 8 years.

Rollins says:

Maroczy was actually able to enter my body and move my arm. I can't play chess and never even liked the game, but when he plays through me I'm one of the best in the world. It's eerie.

This tidbit was featured in today's Sun Sentinel. The Maroczy - Korchnoi game can be viewed here.


Anonymous said...

Korchnoi also seriously believed that he was playing Maroczy

Shaun Press said...

Although in one of the editions of "Complete Chess Addict" (IIRC) they remarked that the ghost of Maroczy played awfully like a Mephisto chess computer.