The Next Bobby Fischer?

Via Slate:

Nineteen days after the match, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sun-Sentinel wrote that “everyone who isn’t running out these days to pick up a chess set and become the next Bobby Fischer is grabbing a racket and balls to emulate Billie Jean King and Rod Laver.” The next month, Florida Today said, “some observers feel” that 29-year-old Jude Acers “could be the next Bobby Fischer.” He was not, but Acers did become chess-famous for wearing a red beret and playing passers-by for money in a gazebo in New Orleans. He also set a world record by taking on 179 opponents at once.

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