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Bobby Fischer: Profile of a Prodigy (Revised Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

"Frank Brady, who is as familiar with Fischer as anyone on the New York chess scene possibly could be, has furnished an explanation which neither exonerates nor condemns Mr. Fischer . . . we found it fascinating."—Library Journal

Considered by many the most extraordinary phenomenon in the history of chess and perhaps the strongest player who ever played the game, Robert James "Bobby" Fischer is also, undeniably, one of the most controversial. His unusual demands during tournaments, off-the-board antics, and unexplained forfeiture of his world title have brought him a notoriety uncharacteristic of most chess champions.

Both Fischer's chess brilliance and his uncommon behavior are explored in this comprehensive, carefully researched volume. Frank Brady, noted chess player, teacher, writer, and tournament director, has known Bobby Fischer since the latter was eleven years old. He has been present at various behind-the-scenes episodes in Fischer's tempestuous career, and discussed Fischer with many grandmasters, including several former world champions. That personal involvement adds a special dimension of intimate knowledge to this work.

The book is virtually three books in one: a complete biography, an analysis of 90 representative games that trace Fischer's rise to chess supremacy, and a complete history of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match (1972). Also included are 15 pages of cross-table results of Fischer's performance in major tournaments, 16 pages of photographs, as well as reproductions of Fischer's original score sheets and letters.

Synopsis:

Revealing biography of the controversial chess champion chronicles his public and private lives. Includes an analysis of 90 games tracing his rise to supremacy plus complete history of Fischer-Spassky match. 26 photographs.

Synopsis:

Considered by many to be the most extraordinary phenomenon in the history of chess and perhaps the strongest player who ever played the game. This book is virtually three books in one--a complete biography, an analysis of 90 representative games that trace Fischer's rise to chess supremacy, and a complete history of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match in 1972.

Synopsis:

Revealing biography chronicles the chess champion's brilliant play, controversial behavior, private life, and more. 90 games. 26 photographs. Diagrams.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486259253
Author:
Brady, Frank
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
Fischer, bobby, 1943-
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Chess players
Subject:
Chess -- Collections of games.
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
Fischer, Bobby
Subject:
Bobby Fischer
Subject:
Chess Grandmasters
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Dover Chess
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.11 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Revealing biography of the controversial chess champion chronicles his public and private lives. Includes an analysis of 90 games tracing his rise to supremacy plus complete history of Fischer-Spassky match. 26 photographs.
"Synopsis" by , Considered by many to be the most extraordinary phenomenon in the history of chess and perhaps the strongest player who ever played the game. This book is virtually three books in one--a complete biography, an analysis of 90 representative games that trace Fischer's rise to chess supremacy, and a complete history of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match in 1972.
"Synopsis" by ,
Revealing biography chronicles the chess champion's brilliant play, controversial behavior, private life, and more. 90 games. 26 photographs. Diagrams.

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