Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571214129
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No of pages: 320

Other Editions: Hardback

Bobby Fischer Goes to War

David Edmonds and John Eidinow

£10.99

For decades, the USSR had dominated world chess. Evidence, according to Moscow, of the superiority of the Soviet system. But in 1972 along came the American, Bobby Fischer - insolent, arrogant, abusive, vain, greedy, vulgar, bigoted, paranoid and obsessive. And apparently unstoppable . . .

'It was thanks to Fischer's greed and weirdness that the Reykjavik match was such a compelling event . . . A fascinating story, admirably told.' Daily Telegraph

'Fischer seemed to thrive on complaints, tantrums and ultimatums, treating the exercise as a game, not of chess but of Chicken . . . It is precisely these factors that make for such a gripping read.' Sunday Times

'The most famous chess match of all time reconstructed in a style as compelling as that of a thriller.' Irish Times

'Pure drama . . . The most cool, ruthless and rational player the world has ever seen.' Independent

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Categorised as: Non-fiction
Sub-categories: Popular Culture
Genres & Themes: Cold War; Chess; Espionage; Genius
Characters: Bobby Fischer; Boris Spassky

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