I was a Victim of Bobby Fischer - Mark Taimanov (K-6018)

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The first ever English translation of this remarkable book, giving the inside story on the 1971 match.

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Language versionsEnglish
Available in the setNo
Author / AuthorsMark Taimanov
PublisherQuality Chess
Publication date1st edition 2021
Pages248
ISBN9781784831493
HardcoverYes
PaperbackNo
DownloadableNo
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height24 cm / 9.45 inch

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In 1971 Robert James Fischer defeated Mark Taimanov by the sensational score of 6–0 in Vancouver, but the match games were far more competitive and tension-filled than the final score would suggest. Twenty years later Taimanov put pen to paper, reflecting on the experience. Exactly 50 years after the match, this is the first English translation of Taimanov’s original Russian text.

Taimanov, one of the elite Soviet grandmasters of his time, provides a richly detailed, honest and emotional account of the drama on and off the board. Despite the catastrophic match score, his love for the game of chess is evident throughout. Taimanov also discusses his early acquaintance with Fischer from 1960, including detailed annotations of both of their pre-1971 games, as well as the personal consequences of the match result.

With fascinating additional archive material and analytical contributions from some of the brightest young stars of the American chess scene today, I was a Victim of Bobby Fischer is the ultimate insight into one of the most famous matches in chess history.

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    004 Key to Symbols used

    005 Publisher’s Foreword

    007 A Necessary Foreword (1993)

    009 Preface (1992)

    Bobby Fischer, as I Knew Him

    013 1) Fischer - In Life and at the Chess Board

    029 2) His Personal Development - Talent, Character, Image

    035 3) The Pinnacle of a Career

    047 4) Breakdown

    The Long-Suffering Duel

    053 5) ‘Civil Execution’

    057 6) On the Eve of the Match

    063 7) The Start - Game 1

    075 8) Endgame Catastrophe - Game 2

    095 9) The Most Bitter Game - Game 3

    109 10) Agony - Game 4

    123 11) “I’m sorry” - Game 5

    139 12) The End - Game 6

    The Aftermath

    153 13) The Origins of Fischer’s Reclusion

    155 14) Postscript

    Appendices

    161 15) Translator’s Notes

    167 16) Additional Games

    189 17) Additional Material

    195 18) 45 Years Later

    201 19) 12 Interesting Positions - by GM Jacob Aagaard

    207 20) Thoughts and Solutions

    247 Name Index

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    I was a Victim of Bobby Fischer - Mark Taimanov (K-6018)

    The first ever English translation of this remarkable book, giving the inside story on the 1971 match.

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