MATCH OF ALL TIME: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE LEGENDARY 1972 FISCHER-SPASSKY WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP IN REYKJAVIK

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Publication Date: 
July 31, 2022
Format: 
Paperback
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Trim Size: 
9.24in. x 6.73in. x 0.57in.
ISBN: 
9789493257474
About This Item: 
Undeterred and naively optimistic the young President of the Icelandic Chess Federation, Gudmundur Thorarinsson, set to work and to everyone's astonishment theirs was the winning bid. But that was only the beginning of one of the most amazing stories in chess history... Bobby Fischer's demands and whims constantly jeopardised the match. First the American chose not to board his plane in New York, and then he came late for the first game. That game he lost after a silly blunder and the second game he lost because he didn't turn up in a fight about noisy cameras. But next he won the third game, that was played in a back room, and the rest.... is history. Fifty years on, Gudmundur Thorarinsson has written a tell-all book about 'The Match of the Century', crammed with behind-the-scenes stories and improbable twists and turns. Reading his gripping account of probably the most iconic sports contest during the Cold War, you will understand why he prefers to call it 'The Match of All Time'. And why reliving this most unlikely adventure he comes to the conclusion
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Binding: 
Paperback

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