Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Stalking Bobby Fischer

"Sometime in modern history, the Icelandic language and the game of chess came together to confound all but a few thousand souls on our planet.

I sat amongst them on Saturday, when Icelandic chess fans met in the lobby of a downtown bank to watch Fri�rik �lafsson, the Iceland�s first grandmaster, and Boris Spassky, the Russian world champion, play a couple of short matches.

I was there hoping Iceland's elusive new national Bobby Fischer might make an appearance, as was the Icelandic media who started speculating that he might over a week ago. I asked a man sitting next to me what he thought the chances were. He shrugged "who knew? "but personally believed that Fischer 'will never play again.'"

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