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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fischer Chess Notes, Game Sheets to be Auctioned

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PFC Auctions have announced that their upcoming September sale will feature an exceptionally rare collection of handwritten chess notes by the legendary World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer (1943-2008). PFC Auctions is a Guernsey (Channel Islands)-based online auction company that deals in memorabilia, autographs and high-end collectibles. 

PFC auctions is offering 20 handwritten sheets of chess notes by the legendary world chess champion. The notes detail eight matches from Fischer’s winning Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament in April 1970 in Yugoslavia. The notes are from matches he played against Viktor Korchnoi, David Bronstein, Vasily Smyslov, Predrag Ostojic, Vlastimil Hort, Samuel Reshevsky and Tigran Pertosian.

Bobby Fischer items rarely appear at auction. His personal chess library was sold for $61,000 in June 2009, and the 1972 chess set used by Fischer and Spassky, signed by both, was sold for $76,275 in 2011. With a minimum bid of just £200 on these Bobby Fischer handwritten notes, collectors are presented with a fine chance to invest in some incredible chess memorabilia, an example of the mental processes of a great chess intellect.

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