Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571214129
No of pages: 320

Other Editions: Hardback

Bobby Fischer Goes to War

David Edmonds and John Eidinow


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


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

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