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(FISCHER, Robert J.)

Signed souvenir postcard for the 1972 World Chess Championship match played by Robert J. Fischer against Boris Spassky.

Published: [Reykjavík:] Litbrá Offset, 1972

Stock code: 93186

Price: £975

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Signed by Robert J. Fischer on the recto. The 1972 chess world championship final was the culmination of Fischer’s utterly brilliant career as a chess grandmaster – aged thirteen he had already won the “Game of the Century”. He would now be able to add world champion to his numerous titles. Playing out Cold War tensions the game between Fischer from the US and Boris Spassky from Soviet Russia generated public interest on a scale not seen before or since. Twenty years after his 1972 victory Fischer played an unofficial rematch against Spassky and won again.

“Giant” postcard (221 x 147 mm) featuring both players and views of Iceland. Framed. A couple of very faint waterstains to verso, light creases to top half. Overall excellent.

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