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When Chess Was King of the City

In the summer of 1972, one of the city’s newspapers did an informal survey to see what patrons in local bars were watching on TV. It was a time before sports bars existed, yet it seemed reasonable to assume that most would be tuned in to watch the New York Mets, who were still in the pennant race, though they would eventually slump to third in their division. 1,640 more words

Garry Kasparov on Bobby Fischer, and Frank Brady's new biography

A long and detailed article on Bobby Fischer, with a review of Brady’s new Fischer bio in the mix.

If you have even a smattering of interest in the topic, I encourage you to read the full piece. 489 more words


Boris Spassky: Following stroke, "some paralysis"

I had read that Boris Spassky suffered a life-threatening stroke last month, but I hadn’t been able to find any updates. This is all I know: 56 more words


SOLD! Bobby Fischer's Chess Collection -- $61,000

Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield have purchased the chess library of the legendary Bobby Fischer, including notebooks he prepared for his 1972 World Championship match with Boris Spassky. 446 more words