Bobby Fischer

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Author: Fischer, Robert James (Bobby) [1943-2008]

Year: 1973

Publisher: Doubleday & Co

Place: Garden City


448 pages with frontispiece, diagrams, illustrations and plates, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") issued in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Edited by Robert G Wade, Kevin J O'Connell with contributions by Leonard Barden, Arthur Bisguier, L S Blackstock, Harry Golombek, and Paul Keres. (Lusis: 1264.1) Second edition revised and enlarged.

This volume records every serious game accessible to the editors (some previously unpublished) that Bobby Fischer has played since 1955, when as a boy of twelve his games began to appear in print. A large proportion of the 660 complete games included have notes on critical variations and twenty of Fischer's most important encounters have been annotated in depth by Bob Wade; these are supported by over 700 diagrams of key positions. The book also contains numerous tournament tables and records, as well as an index of total results against every opponent. This second edition of this monumental volume has been updated to include every traceable serious game (nearly 700 in all) that Bobby Fischer has played from 1955 to the 1972 World Championship.


Front end paper clipped. Dust jacket corners rubbed, closed tear at front head corner, spine ends lightly chipped with some tears, lightly soiled else a very good to fine copy in a very good jacket.