Death League Update: Checkmate Bobby

January 18, 2008 | Comments (0) | by White Chili

Up until yesterday Bobby Fischer was enjoying his golden years in Reykjavik, the same place he defeated the evil Russian chess master Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union during the Cold War in 1972. He will be remembered for a lot of things: child genius, recluse, outspoken critic of America, Chicagoan, anti-semite, the founder of professional chess.....wait, what was that? Yep, you read that right. In an interview with a Philippines radio station hours after September 11th, he allegedly called reports of a plane hitting the Pentagon "wonderful news" and said American foreign policy had provoked the attacks. After calling for President Bush's death, Fischer also stated he hoped that a Seven Days in May-type military coup d' etat would take over power in the U.S. and then execute "hundreds of thousands of American Jewish leaders", "arrest all the Jews" and "close all synagogues".

Bob also enjoyed a game of pinball every now and again. But really, who doesn't? He was 64. 8 points to me.