Fischer vs. Spassky: The Chess Match of the Century
Described and Annotated by Grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric.
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Format: Trade paperback, considered a hard-to-find for chess enthusiasts
Condition: good+ condition, minor shelf wear, light aging and some browning
Pages: 128pp, 1972 edition
Fischer, the American boy wonder, U.S. Champion at 14, grandmaster at 15, challenges twenty-five years of Russian supremacy. Spassky, the grandmaster from Leningrad, fights to defend the honor of a nation of four million chess fanatics. Introvert vs. extrovert. West vs. East. The stakes standing at $250,000.
Svetozar Gligoric was there. The Yugoslav grandmaster - who has played both contestants and beaten Fischer more than once- watched this battle of intellect and will. Here he gives a penetrating, blow by blow account of this unique contest.
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