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Bobby Fischer Comes Home

144 pages, paperback, New in Chess, 1. edition 2012

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Helgi Olafsson was fifteen years old when in 1972 Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky to become World Chess Champion. Breathlessly, young Helgi followed the Match of the Century and even attended a number of games in Reykjavik's Laugardalshöll.

Little could Olafsson suspect then that 33 years on, having become a chess grandmaster himself, he would be a member of the committee that successfully worked to free Fischer from a Japanese detention centre.

On March 24, 2005, Bobby Fischer returned to the country where he had achieved his greatest triumph. He was never to leave again until his tragic death onJanuary, 2008.

Olafsson first met his childhood hero shortly after his return. In the following years, the two spent countless hours together. They made trips, went to restaurants, watched movies, played games, spoke on the phone almost every day, had fun and quarrelled.

Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of a unique friendship and paints an intimate and revealing picture of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.

More Information
Weight 250 g
Manufacturer New in Chess
Width 14,4 cm
Height 21,8 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2012
Author Helgi Olafsson
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-90-569-1381-6
Pages 144
Binding paperback

007 A happy part of his life

009 Chapter One

017 Chapter Two

024 Chapter Three

028 Chapter Four

035 Chapter Five

043 Chapter Six

062 Chapter Seven

069 Chapter Eight

075 Chapter Nine

080 Chapter Ten

087 Chapter Eleven

093 Chapter Twelve

102 Chapter Thirteen

107 Chapter Fourteen

116 Chapter Fifteen

129 Chapter Sixteen

140 Epilogue

143 Acknowledgements