Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Fischer Archives

Two and a half months after the death of the great chess legend Bobby Fischer, the examination of his legal estate has yielded some intriguing information, gleaned from the hard disk of his notebook computer. Apparently the reclusive former World Champion followed the chess activities of his colleagues quite closely, and in fact corresponded with a few of them. Today we received copies of his letters.

Apart from the chess games the hard disk of the notebook also revealed a large number of email communications that were apparently written by Fischer, dating from the mid 70s right up to December 2007. These messages are currently being analysed by experts to see if they address games that were played on the international tournament circuit.

   Date: 15 Jan 1980 22:34:32 -0700
From: Robert J Fischer <61713.1244@compuserve.com>
To: [Deleted]
Subject: European Team Championship

Manila, 1/15/1980

Hi Tony,

Thank you for your letter. I am feeling great here. I have just
finished my new book, “60 More Memorable Games” and gave it to my
publisher here in the Philippines. I hope he doesn’t lose it, he is
very disorganized. It is my only copy. Read full story>>

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