27 Best Documentaries on HBO Streaming - Den
Den of Geek US27 Best Documentaries on HBO StreamingDen of Geek USBobby Fischer Agains the World examines the life of American chess progidy turned conspiratorial recluse Bobby Fischer. The film is unflinching in its presentation of Fischer's rise and fall and also happens to feature some legitimately exciting chess ...
Posted on 12 May 2017 | 7:21 am
Dick Schaap Did So Much Work - The Big Lead
The Big LeadDick Schaap Did So Much WorkThe Big LeadSchaap eventually landed at Newsweek, collecting subjects such as Clay, Bruce, Floyd Patterson, and Bobby Fischer. During this time, he also freelanced for Sport magazine, writing features on Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, and the tennis player ...
Posted on 3 May 2017 | 5:57 pm
Power play: A history of the world in the
Washington TimesPower play: A history of the world in the chessboard's 64 squaresWashington TimesStarting with Mikhail Botvinnik in the 1930s, the Soviet chess machine turned out a dominating string of champions — save for the Bobby Fischer interregnum — right up to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. As Russia has faded, the chess world has ...
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 9:55 am
One Of The Top Chess Players Talks Computers
One Of The Top Chess Players Talks Computers & Options TradingBloombergCurrently ranking in the top seven, Nakamura achieved grandmaster status at a younger age than Bobby Fischer did. These days in addition to chess, Nakamura actively trades options, and on this episode he talks about the similarities and differences ...
Posted on 28 April 2017 | 1:59 pm
Filmmaker finds champions — and
Jewish JournalFilmmaker finds champions — and inspiration — in senior athletes ...Jewish JournalNews of a then-upcoming film called “Pawn Sacrifice” about chess champion Bobby Fischer, played by Tobey McGuire, might have excited some who heard ...and more »
Posted on 26 April 2017 | 3:45 pm
Shelby Lyman on Chess: Making Ourselves
Benjamin Franklin did everything with class and cachet. Even chess bears his insightful and creative touch. His classic presentation in the opening paragraph of the Morals of Chess (circa 1779) states eloquently the connection between the game and life itself: “The game of Chess,” he wrote, “is not merely an idle amusement.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 10:32 pm
Mass. girl is youngest US female chess
The Andover sixth-grader doesn't need a board, no stoic chessmen at the ready. In her mind, she can lead a kingdom into a war of wits and strategy, visualizing each move. And several that will follow.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 7:28 am
Andover girl is youngest US female chess
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) - Carissa Yip can play chess with her eyes closed. The Andover sixth-grader doesn't need a board, no stoic chessmen at the ready. In her mind, she can lead a kingdom into a war of wits and strategy, visualizing each move. And several that will follow. That ...
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 10:03 pm
Oscar Isaac on Ex Machina and the Secrecy of
Independent-film fans have been familiar with the talented Oscar Isaac for years, but mainstream audiences will soon be exposed to him in a major way: He's playing Poe Dameron in the J.J. Abrams–directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens this winter, and then segueing to the big-budget X-Men: Apocalypse, where he's ... More »
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 11:47 am
‘Ex Machina’ Actor Oscar Isaac Talks
Oscar Isaac is a name you need to know -- even if he has a face that you can’t recognize. Often hiding behind a mustache or beard, the actor has garnered critical acclaim for his starring roles in A Most Violent Year with Jessica Chastain and as the title character in Inside Llewyn Davis, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. Following such buzzy roles, the 36-year-old actor has ...
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 4:55 am
Exclusive: Bobby Has Problems In Clip From
Bobby Fischer was a legend, a master at chess, and one of the finest players to every move pieces around the board. But he was also troubled, controversial, and became increasingly unstable as he earned more fame and attention. And both his genius and the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:35 am
Tobey Maguire: Bobby Fischer's circumstances
Actor Tobey Maguire, who will portray legendary chess champion Bobby Fischer in his next film titled 'Pawn Sacrifice', has shared that Fischer's circumstances defined him. READ: Tobey Maguire to portray chess legend Bobby Fischer The story revolves ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 6:07 pm
Fall movie preview: More crime, fewer
"Pawn Sacrifice": Tobey Maguire plays chess champ Bobby Fischer, taking on the Soviets at the height of his powers and the beginning of his slide into madness. "Everest": Back to the awful climbing season of 1996 on the world's highest mountain we go.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:35 am
12 Essential Night-Time Rituals of
"It’s a way of systematically training yourself to have a crystallization experience," said Waitzkin, whose early chess career was the basis for the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer. According to Waitzkin, using this habit can multiply the number of ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 6:13 am
Bobby Fischer’s circumstances defined him:
Actor Tobey Maguire, who will portray legendary chess champion Bobby Fischer in his next film titled “Pawn Sacrifice”, has shared that Fischer’s circumstances defined him. The story revolves around Fischer’s 1972 match with Russian chess ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 3:06 am
Lawyers: Chess icon Fischer didn't father
DNA tests have shown that chess genius Bobby Fischer was not the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines, bringing a paternity claim against his estate to a close, two lawyers familiar with the case said Tuesday.
Posted on 17 August 2010 | 1:09 pm
Chess icon Fischer's body exhumed over
Authorities in Iceland have exhumed the body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines.
Posted on 5 July 2010 | 6:50 am
Icelandic court allows exhumation of Bobby
The remains of chess genius Bobby Fischer are to be exhumed to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl, a lawyer representing the child and her mother said Thursday.
Posted on 16 June 2010 | 5:22 pm
Bobby Fischer Buried in Iceland
Reclusive chess genius Bobby Fischer was buried Monday in a private ceremony at a churchyard in southern Iceland, a television station reported.
Posted on 21 January 2008 | 11:46 am
Report: Fischer Eyed Final Big Match
Bobby Fischer had hoped to play current world chess champion Viswanathan Anand or former great Garry Kasparov in a tournament before his death, an Icelandic newspaper reported Saturday.
Posted on 19 January 2008 | 6:37 am
Resolved Question: Who would have won,
Posted on 19 September 2015 | 11:18 am
Resolved Question: Why does Bobby Fischer
I've read comments that Fischer would definitely win against other players that have the same rating as him such as Viswanathan Anand, based on ratings Anand should actually be slighter better then Fischer, Anands fide rating is the same as Fischers peak rating, 2785, while Anands peak rating is even higher, 2817. People talk about Fischer compared to other players of the same rating like Fischer was rated 2900s . How about Bobby Fischer Vs Magnus Carlsen, someone that actually has a higher rating then Fischer. How about Bobby Fischer Vs Levon Aronian
Posted on 10 September 2014 | 4:07 am
Resolved Question: What did Bobby Fischer
Posted on 4 March 2012 | 11:02 pm
Resolved Question: Why do Bobby Fischer
I know he's studying chess, but why hide and disappear?
Posted on 20 September 2011 | 12:59 pm
Resolved Question: Bobby Fischer interview
I'm looking for a great older interview video of Bobby Fisher that was removed by youtube...i remember him talking about the womens grandmaster, how he could give her a knight and still win easily...he said women are terrible chess players.
Posted on 8 August 2011 | 1:47 pm