Making Bobby Fischer “Roll” Over In His Grave

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If only Bobby Fischer were still around to see this (he read our blog daily, don’t believe me? Prove me wrong. We win.) Whatever happened to playing chess on a flat cardboard square? When Bobby Fischer left the earth, so did the great tradition of the game of chess.

The Sharper Image Roll-Up Chess Board, seems to be saying “Hey, look at me, Bobby Fischer. I’m invading your beloved game.” Bah, get off my lawn. Though, being magnetic is definitely a plus. And if you aren’t a chess player, checkers is a viable option as well. Get your own for $50, which is about $4,000 cheaper than everything else in the Sharper Image catalog. We miss you already Bobby. — Andrew Dobrow

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