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By Bobby Fischer

a glance into Bobby’s brain From December 1966 till January 1970, Bobby Fischer wrote a chess column for Boys’ lifestyles, the respectable journal of the Boy Scouts of the USA. Now, for the 1st time, all of those columns were amassed in a single quantity. it truly is an eclectic combine, a desirable examine Fischer’s writing and pondering as he reached his major, maturing into the most powerful participant on the earth. In those columns, he solutions many readers’ questions – from simple to classy. His solutions supply a special glimpse into Fischer’s pondering on the chessboard. The period of time lined in those columns used to be essentially the most severe in Fischer’s occupation. It used to be in this period of time that his opus magnum, My Sixty Memorable video games, was once published. And as participant, he grew from one in all a couple of super-grandmasters to the easiest participant on the planet. the one factor lacking used to be an exact name fit. That after all might quickly come. those columns are a various choice of suggestions for avid gamers, reviews on enjoying, annotated video games and informal observations. The video games and annotations are awarded in sleek English algebraic notation. As Andy Soltis notes in his foreword, “You learn [Fischer’s Boys’ existence columns] to determine what was once happening in that amazing brain. As quirky as Checkmate used to be, those columns let us know a lot.”

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