. As a keen chess player , it seems to me fitting to mention the passing of Bobby Fisher , gifted U.S. grand master whose style of play revolutionized chess . For a while he bore unflinchingly on his shoulders the pride of America . A worthy successor of the legendary Paul Morphy , one hundred years his senior Chess geniuses are often certifiable insane , Bobby followed that road , raising at first eyebrows , then howls of outage , then the black furies of the state department . Whatever he was ..ordinary wasn't it , an anti-semitic jew ,he praised the September 11 amongst his more questionable statements let it be said only that his course in the affairs of men was a blinding meteor , consumed by his very haste , well could we wait an other hundred years to see the like of him , Some would think of that as a very good thing .