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"So, I'm Searching for the Truth"

Fischer did not think like a regular person; he obsessed over chess, taught it to himself, and could play a chess game without a board. Chess was, to him, “a search for truth,” and it was the only part of the world that made sense to him. We can also attribute his success to his unwavering drive and vow to beat all the Russians in chess. This ambition appealed to the general public of the United States and the government. For Bobby Fischer to earn his chess prestige, he needed to think single-mindedly, cutting out all connections to the outside world and focusing solely on the game; this distancing caused him to lose everything in his life.

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