Bobby Fischer Goes to War by John Eidinow

Bobby Fischer Goes to War

John Eidinow and David Edmonds
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  • ISBN
    9780571214129 / 0571214126
  • Title Bobby Fischer Goes to War
  • Author John Eidinow and David Edmonds
  • Category Chess
  • Format
  • Year 2004
  • Pages 320
  • Publisher
    Faber & Faber
  • Imprint Faber & Faber
  • Edition
  • Dimensions 129mm x 197mm x 24mm

Publisher Description

Since 1948, the USSR had dominated the World Chess Championships - evidence, Moscow claimed, of the superiority of the Soviet system. But then came Bobby Fischer. A dysfunctional genius, Fischer was uniquely equipped to take on the Soviets. His every waking hour was devoted to the game and he had steamrollered all opposition to reach the championship. When he became increasingly volatile, Henry Kissinger telephoned Fischer and urged him on to fight for his country. 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 help him to fight back.

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