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Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

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Mikhail Tal ...
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Mikhail Botvinnik ...
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'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run. This film explores one of the most infamous and mysterious characters of the 20th century. Written by Anonymous

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Tracing the life of the troubled chess genius from brilliant beginning to troubled endgame. See more »


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In July 2004, Bobby Fischer was deported to the U.S.A for violating U.N. sanctions. See more »

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Larry Evans - Former Champion: Reportedly, Fischer's last words were: "Nothing is so healing as the human touch".
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.20 (2011) See more »

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Theme from Shaft
Words and Music by Isaac Hayes
Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Isaac Hayes
Courtesy of Stax Records
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Interesting even if you don't know much about chess
1 March 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

For a person that doesn't know much about chess and only knows some of the names and some of the basics about chess this is actually quite an interesting documentary and story.

Bobby Fischer is in many ways a very odd person, very intellectual and kind of obsessed with chess and I don't know what it is, if he is giving a damn about how people and the press sees him or doesn't give a damn about it. But the fact is that he is very focused and into the game and that makes all the attention of a high profiled game between him (representing USA) and Spassky (representing Russia) too much for hi in many ways.

It was an interesting and for most parts very factional based documentary about Bobby Fisher also for one like me that doesn't know much about chess.


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