Friday, January 18, 2008

Bobby Fischer (1943-2008)

I remember how exciting it was to be a teenaged chess player in 1972, watching the Fischer-Spassky match on public television, hearing the moves coming in on the teletype and wondering what was going to happen. No one could have imagined what was going to happen to Bobby Fischer in the years that followed that match.

Rene Chun's 2002 Atlantic article is an excellent account of Fischer's life.

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