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By Frank Brady

"Frank Brady, who's as accustomed to Fischer as someone at the long island chess scene almost certainly may be, has supplied a proof which neither exonerates nor condemns Mr. Fischer . . . we came upon it fascinating." — Library Journal
Considered via many the main impressive phenomenon within the historical past of chess and maybe the most powerful participant who ever performed the game, Robert James "Bobby" Fischer can be, undeniably, some of the most arguable. His strange calls for in the course of tournaments, off-the-board antics, and unexplained forfeiture of his international identify have introduced him a notoriety uncharacteristic of such a lot chess champions.
Both Fischer's chess brilliance and his unusual habit are explored during this finished, rigorously researched quantity. Frank Brady, famous chess participant, instructor, author, and event director, has recognized Bobby Fischer because the latter was once 11 years outdated. He has been current at quite a few behind-the-scenes episodes in Fischer's tempestuous occupation, and mentioned Fischer with many grandmasters, together with a number of former global champions. that non-public involvement provides a distinct measurement of intimate wisdom to this work.
The booklet is almost 3 books in a single: an entire biography, an research of ninety consultant video games that hint Fischer's upward thrust to chess supremacy, and an entire background of the Fischer-Spassky global Championship fit (1972). additionally incorporated are 15 pages of cross-table result of Fischer's functionality in significant tournaments, sixteen pages of pictures, in addition to reproductions of Fischer's unique rating sheets and letters.

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Documents and other literature supporting her various charges and demands. While Harvey Breit and Jean Shepherd were on the dais, Regina stood up in the audience and presented her polemic to the floor. What she said was true enough, I suppose, though nobody knew a solution or wanted to hear more about it, least of all Bobby. He was practically writhing in his seat. His reaction to her various picketing exhibitions later in the year was such that friends were well advised not even to allude to the subject in his presence.

He didn't secure a win till his fourth-round game against Arnold Denker. In the playoffs that followed, he accomplished a dual swindle, turning a drawn position against Bisguier into a win and converting his los­ ing position against Byrne to a draw. This last was incredible. Byrne clearly and inescapably had Bobby heading for his first defeat in an American tournament since 1957. But Byrne got himself into a time­ pressure situation, while Fischer still had plenty of time left on his clock. Forced to move fast, Byrne fell into a triple repetition, which Bobby spotted at once.

We passed through a showroom and were admitted to an office with much carpeting and a bar. We took our seats before a large desk. Mr. Blanker turned out to be everybody's image of a garment district tycoon; a bald man in his early fifties, complete with cigar. He started off by asking Bobby all sorts of patronizing questions. What subjects did he like in school? Did he like girls? What did he want to be when he grew up? I was expecting a salty answer from Bobby at any moment, but he remained admirably self-contained and polite.

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