Checkmate: Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Columns by Bobby Fischer

By Bobby Fischer

a glance into Bobby’s brain From December 1966 until eventually January 1970, Bobby Fischer wrote a chess column for Boys’ lifestyles, the reliable journal of the Boy Scouts of the USA. Now, for the 1st time, all of those columns were accumulated in a single quantity. it really is an eclectic combine, a desirable examine Fischer’s writing and considering as he reached his major, maturing into the most powerful participant on the earth. In those columns, he solutions many readers’ questions – from simple to classy. His solutions offer a special glimpse into Fischer’s considering on the chessboard. The period of time lined in those columns was once essentially the most serious in Fischer’s profession. It used to be in this period of time that his opus magnum, My Sixty Memorable video games, used to be published. And as participant, he grew from certainly one of a couple of super-grandmasters to the easiest participant on this planet. the one factor lacking used to be an exact identify fit. That in fact may quickly come. those columns are a various selection of suggestions for gamers, reviews on enjoying, annotated video games and informal observations. The video games and annotations are provided in sleek English algebraic notation. As Andy Soltis notes in his foreword, “You learn [Fischer’s Boys’ existence columns] to determine what used to be occurring in that extraordinary brain. As quirky as Checkmate was once, those columns let us know a lot.”

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