i think Deleuze and Guattari are read too dictonomizingly - which is a danger they seem to be asking for in their texts, though they're always trying to take precautions against dualities: they say that schizophrenia, paranoia, psychosis, and neurosis are inextricably intertwined - we are all schizos!
and so it makes sense that Fischer, a schizo extrodinaire, would also be more neurotic and paranoid than average-folk. when i referred to his nomadology, i was limiting myself to his game-playing. his personal quirks, whatever they may have been, don't change the fact that he was a very intuitive, rhizomatic player (like Kasparov), as opposed to more structural, rooted players (like Tarrasch or Karpov). and my thesis was confirmed by your experiences:
"[Fischer] has since become what he always was *a genius with no belief* and probably the greatest chess player in history. He raised the beam so high that even Russians cannot quite figure him out. Steiner has some great stuff about his moves in the book. His work with queens and opening is amazing, almost impossible to imagine until you see, **the risk taking is very striking** and how he managd to win while doing so is even more amazing. Nerves and concentration. Simultaneous vision of the whole board. ... Fischer rarely attends anything and is not known for having good manners of any sort. ... It's as he had hardly thought at all. His eyes would blink very fast and then bang bang hands began to move no hesitations all over the boards[.]"
notice the 'outside thinker' (anti-)type; that Nietzsche-like lack of belief, the willingness to take enormous risks, the desire to turn the tables, the laser-like focus and the ballistic-like speed, the distrust of abstractified thought and the skill of making thought into a war machine.
i go back and forth between go and chess - neither is better than the other and both are infinitely precious ways of strategizing.
and i enjoyed your story and am very jealous that you got to meet bobby fischer. in my mind, he was, without any doubt, the greatest.
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