Saturday, January 19, 2008


Any chess enthusiast that was around in the early 70s will be aware of the extraordinary impact of Robert Fischer (1943-2008). The article in today's Guardian is an interesting one to much of the background, yet, in my opinion, while clearly a troubled soul, was also a much misunderstood one even after he gave up the game after wresting the world crown in 1972 from the Soviets' hitherto domination, and at the peak of the Cold War. From a player's perspective, My 60 Memorable Games is the book - to the chess connoisseur, the work not of a games player but of an artistic genius.

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