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Fischer World Champion!
Titel: Fischer World Champion!
Auteur: Timman J.
Uitgever: Chess Combination
Jaartal: 2002
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's:   159
Verkoopprijs:   Ä 21.95
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The Acclaimed Classic about the 1972 Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match (Translation of the original 1972 Dutch edition "De tweekamp Spasski - Fischer 1972"

A NEW edition of this Modern Classic, after the death of Bobby Fischer. Former World Champion Garry Kasparov pays tribute

to his most famous predecessor Bobby Fischer, and Jan Timman wrote a 10-page essay on Fischer, as a new preface.

British Chess Federation: "There is no better book on the most famous of all World Championship matches"

In 1972 a boy from Brooklyn broke the hegemony of Soviet chess. Bobby Fischer, the greatest genius the game had ever seen, completed his crusade against 'the commie cheaters' by defeating Boris Spassky in Reykjavik. The Match of the Century electrified the world. Chess was front page news everywhere. No one wanted to miss a word, a move or even the slightest detail about the struggle of Bobby Fischer against the terrifying superpower that for decades had exploited its superiority in chess as an irrefutable justification of communism. The Cold War was still an everyday reality, and Fischer appealed to the masses. Bobby was handsome but lonely, brilliant but strange.
  • Almost a year before the first move was made at the board, the infighting started. Fischer stood firm in his whims and wishes. The world looked on in anxiety and anticipation as Bobby quarreled about the venue, the number of games, the prize-fund, the television rights, the cameras, the lighting, the chairs. Would the match be played at all?
  • The acclaimed classic Fischer World Champion! conveys the full drama of the Fischer - Spassky clash, both on and off the board. Finally available in an English edition, it is a blow-by-blow account of the perplexing prelude to the match by the late Max Euwe, the then FIDE President. Euwe's diplomatic skills and iron will saved the match against incredible odds. Fischer World Champion! features the original analyses of the games by Jan Timman, one of the world's finest analysts.
  • Fischer World Champion! will allow the reader to relive one of the great moments in chess history.


007 Our greatest knight - by Garry Kasparov

011 A breathtaking model

023 Preface

025 What went before

027 A tense prelude

047 The Games

049 A brief sketch of the course of the match

052-105 Games 1 to 10

106 Photo Gallery

115-171 Games 11 to 21

172 Index of openings

173 Earlier encounters

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