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weagle99
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Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions


SirWinston
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
This is like saying that Elon Musk is a fantastic athlete.

Greatest human who’s ever lived? Without a doubt. Fantastic athlete? No - kind of a sedentary grazer
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weagle99
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
A multi-hour game takes a physical toll. Fischer did workouts to prepare.

Tell the most in-shape athlete from any sport that he has to be 100% mentally focused for hours on end and see how he does. Closest would be an F1 driver and that is only 2 hours.

No athlete in any other sport could beat these 2 men.
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JonTigerFan11
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
Tennis can take 5.


weagle99
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
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Tennis can take 5.


That’s a good point.


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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
Fun fact. Paul Morphy owned the house in the French Quarter where Brennan’s is now.


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TigerintheNO
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
“You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world”

During the summer he won gold in both the pentathlon and decathlon, won eight of the 15 individual events comprising the pentathlon and decathlon.

That fall was All-American running back/defensive back for the 2nd time, as Carlisle would lead the nation in scoring and claim the national title.

In the Spring he would help the Giants win the pennant, & played in the World Series. One of his six major league seasons, before playing professional football in Canton.

Where they would enshrine him as part of inaugural class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
Idk about athlete, but they are legends. Too bad both of them basically went insane and their chess careers weren't as good as they could have been crazy enough.

Also, Fischer dodged Karpov just like Staunton dodged Morphy


diremustang
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
Bo knows chess


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dirtsandwich
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Greatest human who’s ever lived? Without a doubt

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weagle99
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
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You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world”


Would get mated in 6.


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Paul Morphy

Went to visit his gravesite two weeks ago.


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CottonWasKing
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
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Chess is a sport.



It’s not a physical competition. No part of chess relies on any sort of athleticism. It’s an amazing and beautiful game but it’s not a sport.

You can call them competitors but you can’t call them athletes.


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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
Chess is not a sport, and those who play chess are not athletes.

Chess is a game, and you can call the participants a name such as competitors. But not athletes.
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
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A multi-hour game takes a physical toll.
Cleaning a bathtub takes a physical toll. That doesn’t mean the cleaning lady is an athlete because she gets on her knees and rubs Comet around the tub.


weagle99
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
The IOC recognizes chess as a sport


MoarKilometers
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The IOC recognizes chess as a sport

They also recognize bridge as a sport... and life saving.


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TackySweater
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
Is this serious? Lol


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Dr RC
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
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Chess is a sport.


nope


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chalmetteowl
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re: Bobby Fischer and Paul Morphy should be mentioned in GOAT American athletes discussions
You ever heard of chess boxing?


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