Fischer / Spassky Report on the Chess Match of the Century

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This book tells the story and the drama of the Chess Match of the Century. There have been many books on the 1972 Match between Fischer and Spassky for the World Chess Championship. However, this book is different from the others in that it was written by professional writers who wrote regularly for The New York Times. The quality of the writing is superior. It also does not bore the non-chess players who are likely to be reading this book. It does not contain technical variations that were not played in the actual games. It was only because his results showed that he was clearly the strongest player in the world that Lt. Col. Edmondson, President of the United States Chess Federation, and Max Euwe, President of the World Chess Federation ("FIDE"), went to extraordinary lengths to get him to play. Meanwhile, the rest of us who knew Fischer watched from the sidelines, feeling almost certain that Fischer would not sit down to play, or if he did start the match he would never complete the schedule. We were proven wrong and they were proven right. Included in this reprint is a new introduction and all moves of the twenty games actually played.

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RICHARD ROBERTS is a professional editor at The New York Times and amateur (in alphabetical order) astronomer, French horn player, herpetologist, naturalist, ornithologist, pianist and sailor. And - oh yes - chess player. He is also the president of the Long Island Environmental Council and the owner of a beard born in 1948 when he was a student at the Sorbonne. In his spare time he hunts mushrooms, makes wine and writes books one of them being The Collier Quick and Easy Guide to Chess. HAROLD C. SCHONBERG, the senior music critic at The Times, is a prolific author and an enthusiastic chess player. AL HOROWITZ-whose by-line has also appeared on myriad books as L A. Horowitz - was for many years the chess columnist for The New York Times. He is an international master and a winner of the U. S. Open chess tournament. SAMUEL RESHEVSKY is an international grandmaster, many times holder of the U.S. Chess championship, the chess columnist for The New York Times and a frequent competitor in top-level international play. A child prodigy, he was the only U. S. chess player to compete for the world championship in a special tournament organized after the death of Alexander Alekhine in 1946. He is considered one of the world's foremost analysts.

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