The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on June 11, 1972 · 314
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 314

Miami, Florida
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Sunday, June 11, 1972
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Two EOirngs AH TBne Snmnnunnmtt Now that Nixon is back from Moscow the real summit can begin: America's flamboyant Bobby Fischer facing Russia's reticent Boris Spassky for the world's chess championship in a battle that's bound to be bitter By Sandra Shevey Whatever Joe Namath is to football or Muhammad Ali to boxing it all goes double for Bobby Fischer and chess The lone idol of America’s three million chess buffs a player so good he’s in a class by himself Bobby Fischer is a walking example of what it means to have your life completely dominated by trying to comer a wooden king on a checkered board Now at the age of 29 he is about to achieve his long-time goal of playing directly — head-to-head — for the elusive world’s championship of chess And though the match itself will be difficult it will not be any harder than the convoluted negotiations needed to set it up negotiations hampered by roadblocks that Fischer himself threw up But now after much arguing plans for the match seem to be firm The place will be Reykjavik Iceland The opponent Boris Spassky The match begins July 2 The winner will get $78125 the loser $46875 In a hotel room at Grossinger’s Catskill resort where he’s been training for the chess bout Fischer grudgingly interrupts his concentration on the chess strategy of world champ SANDRA SHEVEY is a young New York writer Her personality pro files often oppeor in notional women's magazines

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