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

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

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For decades, the USSR had dominated world chess. But in 1972 along came the American, Bobby Fischer: insolent, arrogant, abusive, vain, greedy, vulgar, bigoted, paranoid and obsessive - and apparently unstoppable. Against him was Boris Spassky: complex, sensitive, the most un-Soviet of champions.

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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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SKU GOR001239349
Title Bobby Fischer Goes to War: The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time
Author By (author) David Edmonds
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0571214126
ISBN 13 9780571214129
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001239349
Title Bobby Fischer Goes to War: The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time
Author By (author) David Edmonds
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0571214126
ISBN 13 9780571214129
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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