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Bobby Fischer

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Ep 1.7: Finding Bobby Fischer: Lost Interviews with the World Chess Champion

Worldwide: The Unchosen Church

Bobby Fischer was the Muhammad Ali of chess. He became the youngest person to ever win the US chess championship at the age of 14 and the only American-born player to ever win the World Chess Championship. But after defeating the Soviet Boris Spassky in 1972, Bobby Fischer never played another professional match for over twenty years. Instead, he became a recluse, preferring privacy over prize money.  Not much is known about Bobby’s life after his 1972 win, but this episode premieres newly discovered tapes of Fischer, discussing his time in the Worldwide Church of God – the doomsday apocalyptic cult this series is devoted to.In these tapes, which were made in Dec 1976 and Jan 1977,  Bobby discusses his views on god, sex, and chess and, especially,  how he came to resent Herbert W. Armstrong and his son Garner Ted, the church’s leaders.  These tapes provide a riveting snapshot of Bobby’s mental state during the time when he had essentially disappeared from public view and has great crossover appeal between those interested in cults and those interested in chess. The original tapes were about 5 hours long, and the best highlights are featured in this 30+ minute episode, which also features commentary from David Edmonds, co-author of Bobby Fischer Goes to War. I would like to extend a special thank you to David Edmonds, Bill Hughes, and Dixon Cartwright for their commentary in this episode, and to Hughes and Margaret and Len Zola for speaking to me on background about these tapes.If you would like to read the Ambassador Report interview with Bobby that is mentioned in this episode online, you can check it out here: https://hwarmstrong.com/ambassador.report/ambassador/ar2.htmlIf you would like to support Worldwide: The Unchosen Church, you can tell us to host it or toast it.  Support will go to either hosting this show on Buzzsprout so others can find it for years to come (host it), or if you just want to appreciate the show, tell us to toast it and our team will gladly drink a beer and cheers to you. You can support us at: www.buymeacoffee.com/worldwidepodHosted, written and produced by Dr. Tricia Jenkins.  Sound design and editing by Thirteen Media.Instagram @worldwidepodFacebook and Twitter: @worldwidepod11Email: Worldwidepod11@gmail.com


13 Jul 2022

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Searching For Bobby Fischer

Back Pocket Films

For the second episode David pulls a special sports drama out of his back pocket that was the stunning debut of writer/director Steven Zaillian with an all-star cast! Join David & Devon as they discuss this wonderful film.


8 Jun 2022

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EP 281- Dr. Stuart Margulies tells the story behind the classic, best-selling book, Bobby Fischer Teacher Chess

Perpetual Chess Podcast

This week on Perpetual Chess we are joined by Dr. Stuart Margulies, the co-author of the legendary, best-selling chess book, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. First published in 1966, and written along with Donn Mosenfelder and Fischer himself, this book has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and many believe it to be the best selling chess book of all time! Dr. Margulies tells the story of the modest beginnings of the book, and of his first and subsequent encounters with his fellow New Yorker, Bobby Fischer. Stuart is 89 years of age, but has vivid memories of Fischer and many other key New York City chess figures. Stuart worked as an educational psychologist, and also shares his take on the whether playing chess can positively impact reading scores, a subject about which he wrote a paper in the 1990s. It was so much fun to hear Stuart’s reflections on his life in chess! More details and timestamps can be found below. 0:00- Stuart shares his earliest first-hand memories of Bobby FischerMentioned: Alan Kaufman, Jack Collins, FM Asa Hoffman 0:08- We discuss the origins of Bobby Fischer Teaches ChessMentioned: Donn Mosenfelder, Leslie Ault, IM Raymond Weinstein, IM Michael Valvo, Shelby Lyman, Episode 250 with FM Asa Hoffman 16:30- Perpetual Chess is brought to you by Chessable.com. Check out their latest offerings here: New Chess Courses Online - For All Levels - Chessable.com17:00- We discuss more about the history of Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, including the origins of its title. Mentioned: Dr. Frank Brady, Fischer-Larsen 195828:00- Stuart discusses the one time he beat Fischer in a casual game, and shares more about his personal interactions with Fischer. Mentioned: The Kevitz defense, Shernaz Kennady44:00- Perpetual Chess is brought to you in part by Aimchess.com. Aimchess’ algorithm reviews your games and gives you actionable advice on how to improve your game. Check it out for free and if you choose to subscribe you can use the code Perpetual30 to save 30%.45:00- Patreon mailbag question: How did Margulies and his collaborators decide to use a format that had no chess notation? Mentioned: Secrets of Spectacular Chess 50:00- Stuart discusses his own, and others people’s research into the effect of chess instruction on kids’ reading scores. Mentioned: Margulies’ Whitepaper: The Effect of Chess on Reading Scores, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, GM Levon Aronian 58:00- Stuart describes his encounters with GM Nicolas Rossolimo and a young GM Judit Polgar Mentioned: FM Jude Acers, Abraham Kupchik, Irving Chernev, Al Horowitz, Fred Reinfeld 1:07:00- What was the motivation for writing Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess?1:13:00- As such a sharp 89 year old, does Stuart have any mental and physical health tips? Mentioned: New in Chess Magazine, GM Genna Sosonko’s books , A Change of Air by Ivan Gold can be found the compilation Nickel Miseries, Endgame by Dr. Frank Brady  1:21:00- Thanks so much to Stuart for joining the show! If you would like to help support Perpetual Chess, you can do so here:Donate — The Perpetual Chess Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 24mins

31 May 2022

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Bobby Fischer Versus The Morlock Chessmasters - Blackbird9 Podcast

Blackbird9s Breakfast club

Welcome to Blackbird9's Breakfast Club's Wednesday podcast, "Bobby Fischer Versus The Morlock Chessmasters". Tonight we examine the life and career of World Class Chess Grandmaster Bobby Fischer.https://www.blackbird9tradingposts.org/2022/04/06/bobby-fischer-versus-the-morlock-chessmasters-blackbird9/In the First Hour we cover the chaotic events brought on by the teachings of the Frankfurt School Marxists. Their mission has always been to establish a Greater Israel ruled by globalism under the direction of Talmudic Noahide Law and at the same time force all other nations to surrender their independent sovereignty.At the bottom of the First Hour, Mr. Paul English joins the host to discuss the new Speak Free Radio Network.In the second hour of "Bobby Fischer Versus The Morlock Chessmasters", the host examined the life and career of World Class Chess Grandmaster Bobby Fischer and his battle with the International Chicken Swingers.

1hr 57mins

7 Apr 2022

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THE IGNANT NEGUS with Ibrahim Khalif

In this episode of THE IGNANT NEGUS podcast, Ibrahim talks with hilarious running joke man from Philly Marcus LeVar. They discuss the Joe Rogan/ Whoopi Goldberg scandals and the importance of emotional intelligence in socioeconomics, and politics. They also touch on creepy teachers. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 58mins

14 Feb 2022

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Bobby Fischer with Max Moacanin

Give Me a Name

Ben and comedian Max Moacanin (@moacanin) go through the life of the American chess grandmaster and international figure, Bobby Fischer.


7 Sep 2021

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Searching For Bobby Fischer

Deeply Discussing Movie Podcast

Aaron, Christine, and Josh join Dale to discuss the 1993 movie Searching For Bobby Fischer.


6 Aug 2021

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The Thing (1982) - Bobby Fischer Was Crackin' My Ass (feat. Tyler Denton)

Get Out The House!

Vermont's Funniest Comedian Finalist Tyler Denton joins us for this super episode centered on John Carpenter's practical horror masterclass The Thing. This movie has everything- aliens, heads that grow legs, and Kurt Russell's feathery hair in its prime. Grab a flamethrower and listen up, this episode ain't half bad.  Intro by Nick Jones Outro by Pat Buono  Cover Art by Calvin Gallion III

2hr 13mins

3 May 2021

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Podcast 20: IM John Donaldson about "Bobby Fischer and His World"

The Chess Circuit

Ben Graff and I talk to International Master John Donaldson from the USA. John is not just a chess master, but also a historian and has just published "Bobby Fischer and His World: The Man, the Player, the Riddle, and the Colorful Characters Who Surrounded Him" We covered a wide range of topics including - What was it that made him decide to write Bobby Fischer and his world?  What were some of the most unusual things John learned in researching this book? How did Bobby make such an incredible leap in strength between the summer of 1955 and 1958? John is one of those guests who is just so easy to interview - he has so many wonderful anecdotes and meticulously researched and surprising facts at his fingertips we just needed to press RECORD and occasionally ask a few questions. Thanks to John for being such an amazing guest!  I hope to have him on again soon. THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS! Grandmaster Simon Williams (GingerGM) does super video courses on gingergm.com, and books such as Arkell’s Endings. I have won many games with his ideas! Buy quality e-books from Forward Chess - for instance The Woodpecker Method or 100 Endgames You Should Know. Want to impress your friends? Cook them an amazing meal - get brilliant recipes and all the ingredients you need delivered by Gusto - get 50% off your first box and 30% off your first month! Thanks for supporting my newsletter. Premium subscribers get discounts on tournaments, more articles and regular updates on the chess world. We also have a podcast which comes out every week with interviews and analysis. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thechesscircuit/message

1hr 19mins

20 Apr 2021

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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Bald Move Prestige

Our belated obsession with The Queen's Gambit has lead us back to our formative years to cover a movie that also has a young chess prodigy at its center, Searching for Bobby Fischer. It's an under-celebrated classic about being successful without losing your decency in the process.Check out our Club Bald Move page to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month!Join the discussion: Email | ForumsFollow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookLeave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

24 Mar 2021