RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 54790534 LA English T1 Bobby Fischer goes to war : the true story of how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time A1 Edmonds, David,, Eidinow, John., PB Faber and Faber PP London YR 2004 SN 0571214118 9780571214112 0571214126 9780571214129 AB "Since 1948, the USSR had dominated the World Chess Championships - evidence, Moscow claimed, of the superiority of the Soviet system. But then came Bobby Fischer." "A dysfunctional genius, Fischer was uniquely equipped to take on the Soviets. His every waking hour was devoted to the game. He had steamrolled all opposition to reach the championship. When he became increasingly volatile, Henry Kissinger phoned him, urging Fischer to fight for his country." "Against him was Spassky: complex, sensitive, the most un-Soviet of champions. As the authors reveal, when Spassky began to lose, the KGB decided to step in." "Drawing upon unpublished Soviet and US records, this is a fascinating story of history, politics and chess. And at its core it is a human tragedy, a story of brilliance and triumph, hubris and despair."--BOOK JACKET.