Garry Kasparov - Garry Kasparov, Former World Chess Champion and Nigel Short, Former British No1 London, England - Celebration of the first birthday of the Chess in Schools and Communities project held at the House of Commons. Tuesday 18th October 2011
It's surprising, involving and ultimately very moving.
Fischer emerged as a 9-year-old chess prodigy. By 15 he was the 1958 US champion, and he soon set his sights on the world champion Russian players. At the height of the Cold War in 1972, both countries had their reputations staked on the showdown between Fisher and Boris Spassky in Reykjavik. After Fischer's paranoid, diva-like behaviour almost derailed the match, he emerged the victor.
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Kasparov is the perfect personality to occupy the chair of Best Champion of the chess board. He's amiable, approachable, and articulate. He may not always see himself as others do but he's certainly entitled to his unique perspective and self-analysis. He also must be making a nice income from the chain of appearances in the media spotlight.
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