Jan 6, 2009

bobby fischer

I meant to write about this a while back. There was a nice Sunday New York Times Magazine piece last weekend on people who had died in 2008. The most interesting eulogy from my perspective was the one on Bobby Fischer. There’s something so tantalizing about a flawed genius. Anyway, the piece was mainly about Bobby as a young boy and one of his early games against Donald Byrne. This game has been referred to as the ‘Game of the Century.’ Presumably there will be another one for this century.

It’s a nicely worded piece. More importantly I was able to find a recreation of the game.

See the game recreated here.

I’m not a chess aficionado or even an enthusiast but I can appreciate the remarkable game that this is just by watching the chess moves.

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