If you've ever read about this guy's life, he was an extremely weird dude. Massive paranoia and really couldn't adjust to life in a normal environment. I guess that's something that happens to many chess champions though.
Too bad for him though, it's funny to think of a time when Chess players were international superstars.
I remember seeing Bobby on the Tonight Show (with Johnny Carson). They gave him one of those pocket puzzles (with the 15 tiles and one empty space) that had been scrambled. He looked at it for 5 - 10 seconds then started moving the tiles and got it completely in order in less than 20 seconds.
Even I thought he was a little odd back then because he trained for his match in South America rather than the states because the US beef was too tender.
I watched the Spassky match with great anticipation and was very disheartened to see Bobby fall behind 0 - 2. His comeback was amazing.
It is a shame that he became such a disturbed person but then again so did Howard Hughes.
Whether you think you can or think you can't;
you are right. Henry Ford
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