Sadly, every game unplayed by Bobby is a loss to chess history forever. I wish him peace and happiness.
North Augusta, S.C.
How dare SPORTS ILLUSTRATED publish an article that glorifies a seemingly rabid anti-Semite like Bobby Fischer. The story refers to Fischer as someone who hates lies, evasions and deceptions. Yet Fischer himself is guilty of one of the biggest lies possible if he says the Holocaust was a "myth."
SI, like every citizen, should strike out against anti-Semitism every chance it gets.
Real nice job on the Bobby Fischer piece, William Nack. Right. You track the guy and drone on about it for thousands of words, and then, when you finally spot Fischer, you don't have the guts to talk to him. That wasn't a story at all; it was a non-story.
I don't know who's more weird, Fischer or Nack.
Neither I nor any of my friends ever asked, "What ever happened to Bobby Fischer?" Who cares.
I can't believe you did it. Fourteen pages wasted on a boring game like chess. What's next? Fifteen pages on checkers?
EQUIPPED FOR SPEED
As an avid bicyclist I was thrilled to see not one, but two cycling articles in your July 29 issue (A Good Turn At The Tour and Behold, The 150-mph Bicycle). I couldn't relate too well to the experiences of John Howard, Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond because when I bicycled across the country I was timed by a calendar, not a stopwatch. But it was a pleasure reading about phenomenal feats by incredible individuals.
?Speaking of timing devices, for readers who may have wondered about the instrument on LeMond's handlebars (shown in the opening photograph of the article and above), it is a combination chronometer, speedometer and odometer.—ED.
As a bicyclist, I really enjoyed reading E.M. Swift's exciting article on the Tour de France (A Good Turn At The Tour, July 29). Although four-time Tour champion Bernard Hinault took a gruesome face-first fall on hard pavement, he became a five-time Tour champion. His raw courage and determination are much to be admired.
LARRY CORNETT JR.
Virginia Beach, Va.