Bobby Fischer Goes to War: The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time

Bobby Fischer Goes to War: The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time

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By (author) David Edmonds, By (author) John Eidinow

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 197mm x 24mm | 300g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571214126
  • ISBN 13: 9780571214129
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, facsim., ports.
  • Sales rank: 423,358

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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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