Unlikely Pawns of the Cold War ; the Fischer-Spassky Chess Match Was a Bizarre Political Battle
McAlpin, Heller, The Christian Science Monitor
One day when my son was learning to play chess in grade school, he asked if I knew any "chess tragedies." Before I realized that what he really wanted were "strategies," the 1972 Fischer-Spassky world championship flashed to mind. As David Edmonds and John Eidinow confirm in their superbly researched, highly readable "Bobby Fischer Goes to War," the match in Reykjavik, Iceland, was in many ways a chess tragedy. And like their book, it turned out to be more about political and psychological maneuvering than about chess.
The authors' account of the first American challenge since World War II to the Soviet Union's championship monopoly disputes the accepted view of the event …
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Publication information: Article title: Unlikely Pawns of the Cold War ; the Fischer-Spassky Chess Match Was a Bizarre Political Battle. Contributors: McAlpin, Heller - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 9, 2004. Page number: 17. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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