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the search is over....

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by diggity, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. diggity

    diggity Guest

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/07/1...apan/index.html


    Chess champ Fischer held in Japan

    TOKYO, Japan (CNN) -- Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has been detained by immigration authorities in Japan.

    Fischer, 61, is wanted in the United States for attending a 1992 chess match in Yugoslavia in violation of international sanctions imposed during the Balkan wars.

    He was stopped at Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Tuesday in connection with Japanese immigration officials told CNN.

    Friday's Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported that officials were preparing to deport Fischer to the United States.

    The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo said it was aware Fischer had been detained but declined to comment further.

    Fischer became a chess grandmaster at age 15 and was considered something of a Cold War hero when he outplayed Russian Boris Spassky to win the world title in 1972.

    He was world champion until 1975 when he forfeited the title and withdrew from the tournament because conditions he demanded proved unacceptable to the International Chess Federation.

    Since then, he virtually disappeared, living in secret outside the United States and dodging authorities.

    He has become known for expressing extremist political viewpoints and anti-Semitic sentiments.

    However he emerged in 1992 to play Spassky in a highly publicized match in Yugoslavia.

    Fischer won that competition 10-5 and pocketed a prize of $3.35 million.

    But the U.S. government accused him of violating U.N. sanctions against Yugoslavia by playing the match there.

    Those sanctions were in place for provoking warfare in neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina.
     
  2. sneak

    sneak Guest

    wait, so he got arrested for going to a chess match??
    id always hoped chess would become illegal but still thats pushing it"!
     
  3. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Apparently he strictly plays randomfischer chess now. Anyone remember the movie about this guy "waiting for bobby fischer" or whatever?
     
  4. i have heard he pops up from time to time online to play...
     
  5. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
  6. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    i remember that movie. i enjoyed it
     
  7. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,016 Likes Received: 117
  8. beardo

    beardo Guest

    ridiculous shit like this makes me really happy
     
  9. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 15, 2003 Messages: 7,133 Likes Received: 6
    :lol: wow really dumbass stuff
     
  10. CrazyLazy

    CrazyLazy Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 17, 2003 Messages: 1,681 Likes Received: 0
    The search is over indeed. Now I don't know what movie to watch.
     
  11. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    *believe*

    to gangsta for tv
     
  12. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    he'd never take out kasparov anyway... well, maybe these days, the way kaspy always blunders in the end. but he'd have trouble in tournament play. he's too aggressive to compete w/ everyone that just goes for the draw.
     
  13. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    What's the fine for that, like $14?
     
  14. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003 Messages: 4,199 Likes Received: 3
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