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Auction: Bobby Fischer's handwritten annotations to 1970 blitz games
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:42
A number of rare handwritten annotations by Bobby Fischer from the historic 1970 Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament are currently auctioned at PFC Auctions. Fischer wrote down his games on paper, and added comments. He won the famous blitz tournament convincingly, scoring 19/22 points (4.5 points ahead of the rest). The item for auction has the...
Bobby Fischer & Tobey Maguire
Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:14
Tobey Maguire will play the role of Bobby Fischer in a film about the American chess legend. Last week numerous media on cinema reported on the new film which will be titled 'Pawn Sacrifice'. It will be about the life story of Bobby Fischer leading up to his 1972 World Championship match against Boris Spassky. Fischer (from the Bobby Fischer...
Auction of a fabled chessboard
Monday, April 02, 2012 8:59
40 years after the Fischer-Spassky "Match of the Century" in 1972, one of the chessboards that was used during the match is up for auction. Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in Copenhagen offers the chess board together with the chess table and two matching side tables, of which three copies were created, as well as chess pieces and a clock that were...
Six GMs lead in unpredictable Reykjavik
Friday, March 09, 2012 20:39
After four rounds at the Reykjavik Open, GMs Fabiano Caruana, David Navara, Ivan Sokolov, Ivan Cheparinov, Gawain Jones and Robert Hess are still on 100%. Outside it's cold, with very unpredictable and changeable weather, while inside the playing hall things are heating up, with GMs facing GMs already in round 4. The sun shines through the playing...
Harry Benson's Bobby Fischer photos exhibited in Saint Louis
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 16:36
The World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, USA will open its doors on a new exhibit starting March 9, 2012: Bobby Fischer: Icon Among Icons, Photographs by Harry Benson CBE. Benson was the only person to have private access to Bobby Fischer during the epic 1972 World Chess Championship match in Reykjavik, Iceland. A second exhibit starts...