2nd Edition, Revised & Enlarged, paperback 198 pages, 2005 Russell Publishinbg
In 1964 Bobby Fisher wasn't a complete unknown, not with six U.S. Championships to his credit including a scintillating 11-0 in the 1963/64 affair but U.S. chess players had never had a real opportunity to see him in action up close. During his 1964 exhibition tour, he barnstormed the U.S. and Canada from coast to coast, and his entertaining lectures, high level of play and personable manner won him many new admirers.
This is a comprehensive look at the tour with newspaper reports, magazine articles, personal reminiscences and lots of games, many of which have never been published before. This second edition features new material including a recently rediscovered exhibition in Indianapolis, first-hand accounts from San Francisco, Little Rock and Pittsburgh. With over 190 games - many annotated! - and almost two dozen photos, it is a treasure trove for every Fischer fan.