By David Edmonds, John Eidinow
In the summer time of 1972, with a presidential predicament stirring within the usa and the chilly battle at a pivotal element, the Soviet international chess champion, Boris Spassky,and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the main infamous chess fit of all time. Their showdown, performed opposed to the backdrop of superpower politics, held the realm spellbound for 2 months with reviews of mental battle, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers movie. Thirty years later, David Edmonds and John Eidinow have got down to reexamine the tale we recall because the crucial chilly battle conflict among a lone American megastar and the Soviet chess laptop. A spell binding narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and depression, Bobby Fischer is going to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer fable, a nuanced research at the artwork of brinkmanship, and a revelatory chilly warfare tragicomedy.
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Wxh7t!! � 3 . '\Wxf2 4. Wxc4!! l. d7 ( 1 point) 4J�xd5+- 2 ... �xe6t l"ld7 5 . Wfd3 Ex. 3-7 ' A. Ele1 is followed by: 4 ... Wi'xfl �xfl-+ Effectively Black has an extra pawn in this ending. Wfxf6!! E:fl ( 1 point) 2 ... ttlxf6, not only threatening mate on g8, but also attacking the queen on d7. �fl Elh1 t-+ 1-0 Ex. 5... c6! Pod orn ' Ex. Wfa5t!! b5! Ex. Wi'b5± is less clear. Wi'c6 Elc8 leads to a repetition of moves. Wfxg7t!! d8t! dxc6! ( 1 point) 2 ... �h5# or 2 ... :ll:h3#. �f6t?? Elg8t Elxg8-+.
5-7 -( � * 8 8 7 7 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h a b c d e f g h a b c d e f g h 5 4 3 2 1 a b c d e f g h 52 Solutions Ex. 5-1 Ex. lt'Jc3! ixc3+- A natural plan quickly leads to victory. ( 1 point) The position is simplified, and Black is saddled with a weakness on d5. 2 ... @g5! @h6 Threatening mate on the back rank. ixb4 cxb4 4J:�b5t ( 1 point) 3 ... @f8 4 . . Wa6 is met by 5J'hd5. 1-0 3 ... �h7 Ex. 5-2 If 4 ... Wg7 and the pawn will soon queen. a4! Ex. 5-4 ( 1 point) White wins two pawns.
C4 Diagram 5-5 8 It is clear that Black has not obtained sufficient compensation. White wants to swap off some pieces in order to avoid possible counterplay. xd5 5 The simplest, as the bishop is very well placed on d5. f4± 4 3 2 12... d7 Opening up the way for the white king. a b c d e f g h L. Diagram 5-6 8 Otherwise the bishop could be in danger after g3-g4. a3t! Activating the other bishop. 15 ... �dl 7 White continues to improve the position of his pieces. Wf2 would be even better. 18 ... +- 4 3 2 White now noticed that 20 .