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Despite his idiosyncrasies, Fischer has become an intriguing living legend. This book traces his story through interviews with former friends and rivals of Fischer, including Seirawan and Karpov, and his former bodyguard and fitness trainer. The authors have dug through the archives, including recently opened FBI files, in order to place the more negative aspects of the man into context �� his tough upbringing, his exceptional talent, his anti-social behaviour, his fight against the chess authorities and his growing eccentricity. This book is a must for anyone interested in this remarkable man and his fascinating life.
Hans B̦hm and Kees Jongking are Dutch media professionals and chess players whose acclaimed 2003 TV documentary Bobby Fischer: The Wandering King, forms the basis of the interviews in this book.
160 pages, published by Batsford