Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I missed Bobby

I suspect most were wanting it. But realistically, I guess most of us realised it would never happen. I'm talking about Fischer and Spassky being reunited, if not for chess, then for some other reason. Spassky, as we noted earlier, had reason to visit Iceland.

From this account, the two ex-World Champions never met.

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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