The Greatest Secret of Bobby Fischer Revealed!
For everyone who emailed us yesterday in response to our Chess Blog post (Special Chess Auction of Bobby Fischer Memorabilia on Oct 14), here's more detailed and interesting information.
On Sunday, October 14, 2012, an auction of one part of chess historic collection owned by Nenad Nesh Stankovic will be held in Philip Weiss Auctions, New York. Offered objects take us 20 years back in time to the “Rematch of XX century” - remake of Iceland chess match from the period of Cold War.
In 1992, “undefeated world chess champion” Robert James Fischer returned after 20 years of self-isolation to the public arena for a never-before held chess event: Fischer - Spassky Rematch.They came to the town of Sveti Stefan, a resort off the coast of Montenegro, 110 km from the civil war in Bosnia, 200 km from besieged Sarajevo. Fischer played despite United Nations sanctions against Yugoslavia and a warning from the United States Treasury Department, which threatened him with severe penalties for playing. The match arbiter was Lothar Schmid, who had performed the same function 20 years earlier in Iceland. Eugenio Torre, GM from the Philippines, served as Fischer's second, while Spassky had Borislav Ivkov as his second.
|Letter for Nesh|
For the first time, some of Fischer's most intimate confessions and thoughts would be available to the fans of the great chess champion. The book focuses on the ideas which lead Bobby during his life toward misunderstanding, rejection hatred and contempt would be revealed in the book. A media-historic event "Montenegro Chess Week - Bobby Fischer - Return to Eternity" is scheduled to be held at the end of November as a great homage to the one of the greatest chess players ever.
If you are in NYC on October 14, you just cannot miss the auction. We would love to hear from you if you have already read the book or when you read its English, Russian or Chinese edition.
Also see her personal blog at