/. informs me of Bobby Fischer's death. BF was very controversial and had gained a considerable amount of notoriety for being a maverick to-the-hilt and making anti-American and anti-Semitic statements. It's amazing how a brilliant mind that could analyse the 64 squares so well would be so bilious in his disposition towards an entire nation or community.
Consulting Wikipedia threw some familiar terms that I had almost begun to forget...terms like Ruy Lupez, King's Indian Defence and the Nimzo-Indian Defence. I could never understand what made them so special!
Goodbye, Fisher. If conscience indeed survives death (I don't believe it), I hope you're happy.