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    CC International Master JGB's Avatar
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    An end for Fischer?

    In the never ending Bobby Fischer controversy it seems he has finally been granted Icelandic citizenship. The tenth Icelandic GM seems destined to divert his American calling. The Japanese seem willing to release him in such circumstances.
    For the full report see ...
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2271

    With a population of under 300,000 Iecland now has ten GM's !!!. On that same ratio we should have about 750 Grandmasters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGB
    With a population of under 300,000 Iecland now has ten GM's !!!. On that same ratio we should have about 750 Grandmasters!
    Its all that fish they eat ...
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    And long cold days

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    So those stupid idiots in the US government have decided to leave him alone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    So those stupid idiots in the US government have decided to leave him alone?

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    awwwww,

    and here i was thinking they were about to make him their selection as the next head of UNESCO







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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    So those stupid idiots in the US government have decided to leave him alone?

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    i'll be serious here and note that fischer still has to be officially granted citizenship by the althingi on monday and as such it will be interesting to see if the committee reccommendation to grant citizenship (as AR hopes) will be enough to end this "saga". i suspect though that the u s administration will play this like a basketball match and try to run it into extra time rather than diplomatically back off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclectic
    i'll be serious here and note that fischer still has to be officially granted citizenship by the althingi on monday and as such it will be interesting to see if the committee reccommendation to grant citizenship (as AR hopes) will be enough to end this "saga". i suspect though that the u s administration will play this like a basketball match and try to run it into extra time rather than diplomatically back off.

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    That is why I don't like time increment games.

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    it's official - now for the u s reaction

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    now posted on the chessbase site

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    It also made triple j news today.
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    fischer sings : we've gotta get out of this place + ticket to ride :)

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    Fischer having been released earlier in the day and taken to Narita airport in a Icelandic embassy car should in just under an hour be on his way to Iceland.

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    freedom baby,now i cant wait for bobby to let the vitriol flow go bobby go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby1972
    freedom baby,now i cant wait for bobby to let the vitriol flow go bobby go.
    Yeah and embarrass his poor hosts -- even if what he does say is 66% correct (half-pregnant)

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