Friday, December 16, 2005

Short on Fischer Sale

A few days ago, chessbase reported on the sale of Bobby Fischer's memorabilia on ebay. My, if only I had the millions to spend on those! I will likely never find the time to read the stuff - but the idea of owning such material does tickle the ego a bit.

British GM Nigel Short recognises a familiar handwriting, Bob Wade's, on of the items for sale. He adds:

The books, numbering around 500 in total - 300 of which are foreign - are not of great value, but are nevertheless of interest to the practical player. Interestingly, it is only a quarter of the size of my own chess library, which, although decent, is not considered particularly noteworthy. In our brave new computer age, there is an entire generation of young chess players who barely possess any books at all, and if they do, it is unlikely they have looked at them.

From the Guardian.

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