Bobby Fischer Goes to War (Heftet)

The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time

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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2004
Antall sider: 320
Forlag: Faber & Faber
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780571214129
Kategori: Biografier og memoarer
Omtale: Bobby Fischer Goes to War
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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