Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fischer-Spassky Documentary

There is a lot of junk on YouTube about chess. This documentary is a must-see for all chess fans.

This match for the world championship in 1973 was arguably one of the most privotal in chess history. For me, it was important because I had read a book on the history of the World Champions by Fred Reinfeld a few months earlier. This had reignited my interest in chess. Then this match hit the news. I had always been interested in chess since I was six. After these events, I was hooked.

In this documentary, look especially for the interviews of Spassky himself, as well as Robert Byrne and Larry Evans.

Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4

After watching this, we can all appreciate Susan Polgar all the more. Would that Fischer had behaved with just half the professionalism she does! She operates a blog, organizes events for children, and actively participates in USCF affairs. Sad to see what Fischer could have accomplished.


Temposchlucker said...

Thx for posting! Great video.
BTW part 1 and 2 seem to be the same.