A Legend on the Road - Bobby Fischer's 1964 Simul Tour
No chess player has received the worldwide recognition that Bobby Fischer has. His match for the World Cliampionsbip with Boris Spassky in 1972 made Fischer a global figure. Silent for twenty years, he returned to the limelight with his retum tnatch against Spassby in Sveti Steflan. Today Fischer is again in the news as he faces the possility of going to prison.
A Legend on the Road deals with Bobby before he had become a household name. A complete unknown he wasn`t, not with six U.S. Championships to his credit - including a scintillating 11-0 in the 1963/64 affair - but U.S. chess players bad never had a real opportunity to see him in action without traveling thousands of miles.
Their one chance to see Bobby up close was Fischer`s 1964 exhibition tour. Following in the footsteps of such legends as Capablanca and Alekhine, Bobby barnstormed the U.S. and Canada from coast to His entertaining lectures, high level of play and personable manner won marty new admirers.
A Legend on the Road gives a comprehensive look at the tour with newspaper reports, magazine articles, personal reminiscences and Ins of games, wily of which have never been published before. This second edition features new matedal including a recently rediscovered exhibition in Indianapolis, first hand accounts from the San Francisco, Little Rock and Pittsburgh, several games, plus photos, artifacts as well as corrections. This book is a treasure trove for every Masher In.
- Casa editrice Russell Enterprises
- Code 5810
- Anno 2005
- Pagine p. 198
- Isbn 9781888690255