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It certainly was the greatest chess dual of all times. It is not just a biased opinion of an Icelander, it really was the greatest. In historical context it also was enormous. At the height of the Cold War, though this chess event taking place in Reykjavík 1972, wasn't exactly a nuclear missile crisis, it was close. In the context of the international chess world, it was the largest dual ever. This book offers an insider's view as writer Guðmundur G. Þórarinsson was one of the planning the event and got close to both competitors Fischer and Spassky. Fischer in particular. 


ISBN 9789935247322

Author Guðmundur G. Þórarinsson

Publisher Einir, 2020

Format Hardcover

Pages 308 

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