Bobby Fischer Goes to War

How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time

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In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men -- the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer -- met in the most notorious ...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/06/08
This is the third book I read from David Edmonds and John Eidinow. It may not be as brilliant as the Wittensgein's Poker, but it must be the most fascinating and captivating one among the three.The book revolves around two top chess players in 70s
Ha scritto il 08/02/08
Once again the authors stretch what would have been an exciting, nicely balanced magazine article into an ultimately boring drawn-out anti-climactic hard slog, like the chess chanpionship it describes.At least they weren't 180 degrees wrong in their

Ha scritto il Jun 25, 2008, 14:57
For admirers of the two champions, the rematch was an unedifying spectacle, rather like the sight of two former heavyweight boxers, well past their prime, climbing back into the ring for a last big payday. After game one, the experts were in a state ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Jun 25, 2008, 14:52
Corriere della Sera completed its coverage of Fischer-Spassky as though it had been a fairy tale: "Good night, Fischer; good night, Spassky; good night to the enchanted island of Iceland."
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Ha scritto il Jun 25, 2008, 14:50
Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won. - Duke of Wellington
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Ha scritto il Jun 24, 2008, 15:50
The encounter might have been seen by the public and written up in the press as a cold war showdown, but in the Kremlin and the white House, East-West showdowns were not on the agenda.
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Ha scritto il Jun 24, 2008, 15:27
This little thing between me and Spassky. It's a microcosm of the whole world political situation. They always suggest that the world leaders should fight it out hand to hand. And this is the kind of thing that we are doing - not with bombs, but ...Continua
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