/* Am I A Pundit Now?: Bobby Fischer Released

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Bobby Fischer Released

There is a fine line between genius and madness, and Bobby Fischer tripped over it long ago. Wearing a long beard, Fischer was released by Japanese authorities and boarded a plane to his new home, Iceland, where he beat Boris Spassky to win the world championship in 1972. Not one to mince words, Fischer said:
"This was not an arrest. It was a kidnapping cooked up by Bush and Koizumi," he said, referring to President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. "They are war criminals and should be hung," he said.
This AP article also says that
As he walked toward the airport entrance, he turned, unzipped his pants and acted like he was going to urinate on the wall. He called Japan's ruling party "gangsters," and said he was being hounded by the United States because it is "Jew-controlled."
This guy is like the Richard Wagner of chess.

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