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Bobby Fischer Goes to War

Bobby Fischer Goes to War

ISBN
9780571214129
Published
05/08/2004
9780571214129
Format
Paperback
Price
£10.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

PERFECT FOR FANS OF NETFLIX'S THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT

'Gripping.'
SUNDAY TIMES

'Pure drama.'
INDEPENDENT

'Compelling.'
NEW YORK TIMES

Bobby Fischer Goes to War by David Edmonds and John Eidinow details the occasion when Bobby Fischer met Boris Spassky in one of the most thrilling and politically charged chess matches of all time.

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.

Against him was Boris Spassky: complex, sensitive, the most un-Soviet of champions. As the authors reveal, when Spassky began to lose, the KGB decided to step in. . .

PERFECT FOR FANS OF NETFLIX'S THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT'Gripping.' SUNDAY TIMES'Pure drama.'INDEPENDENT'Compelling.'NEW YORK TIMESBobby Fischer Goes to War by David Edmonds and John Eidinow details the occasion when Bobby Fischer met Boris Spassky in one of the most thrilling and politically charged chess matches of all time.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.Against him was Boris Spassky: complex, sensitive, the most un-Soviet of champions. As the authors reveal, when Spassky began to lose, the KGB decided to step in. . .
“'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
“'Compelling.'”
- New York Times

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