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Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin
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Dec 12, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical, academic, self-improvement
Read in December, 2011

This book arrived in my postoffice mailbox instead of the DVD from Amazon. The movie production by the same name cost $100, so for the sake of frugality, spending $10 was well worth the money. The story is the true story of a young genius guided by his father to a measure of greatness.
I enjoyed reading this true story about the young Josh Waitzkin as he won the US National Junior Chess Championship in 1986.
The agony and disappointment that follows the path of professional chess in the USA is clearly and tellingly described by his father who is a professional writer and chess aficionado.
This book is worth the reading for those who desire a deeper understanding of the world of chess and the international foment engendered in the process.

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