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Don't dimension in which I have a great interest and -- And -- just player.
What got your interest and and him -- you -- a lot of documented front.
I've made some document areas and you know that all start with Bobby -- when I read his obituary -- -- the day he died the day after he died.
I was sitting on an airplane and he had that cover story was his obituary on the New York Times and I -- is of course like all of us known of Bobby Fischer but I had never appreciated the full story of his life and his impact in our culture.
As impact on the game of chess.
And I just became sort of infected with the bug -- I want to make this motivate the general interest and -- house Prada.
You know I am I understanding in -- chest but I'm not a tennis player soon so I while I won't play.
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It's hard to imagine today -- -- -- in 1972 -- was front page news I mean it was the perfect -- -- -- this of the Soviet Union was our mortal enemy had -- held the crown they -- they had you know for decades though he's beaten all the other countries in this odd in that the for the world chess championship.
And then here came this lone American kid.
Who was beating everybody he was invincible.
And suddenly national attention was focused on this kid it's as if you know.
The Obama -- you know in Osama bin Laden were alive they were gonna -- the -- table -- had monumental.
Cultural meaning and you know literally the news reports it would be the first jury it would Bobby -- -- -- to be a go ahead of Watergate story.
And it just from the from assertive -- with a great.
-- -- story it's a great.
The story of sort of like you know self starter individual American who and it takes on this mammoth machine -- And that and then of course the second you know actor the last -- Bobby Fischer's life is filled with sadness and tragedy.
And -- it was you know it was just it was an amazing story.
So it focuses on.
Talking about their world chess championship match of Richard challenged.
On the boards passage of time yes there was a world chess champ and Russian.
And thought they both played in the -- of their plan Iceland one what -- They ended up playing this match which -- the whole world was focused on Reykjavik Iceland.
Which Bobby Fischer was very unhappy about.
All the countries got together in big you know a whole bunch of countries who want to -- the match and they bid.
And there was some -- the world chess that sort of association.
Evaluated all the various offers -- from -- to sort of facilities to.
You know hospitality -- -- all the various arrangements and Iceland -- won in the bidding.
-- Bobby Fischer was not happy about -- he protested but finally he accepted he felt the country was too small as a way.
So when you read there were normal is -- -- our -- documentary Barbara treasured as a world debut as.
On his spear or June sexed -- all there's a bigger event on on a bribe part whatever part about it and don't get back to -- Petraeus for a second.
-- So all you knew about him was what you read there.
So you have this you have this concept of Rory wasn't so long -- attempt you're Tim -- can remember.
What's -- thought them not what you know now.
But what did you think -- them -- what did you what did you expect to finally decided -- limited and.
It's I think like so many of us Bobby Fischer and not -- you know those people who play -- seriously of course you know I knew his every game knew his every move out.
But for those of us his yeah I think he existed in this this kind of sweet spot between remembering and forgetting we -- knew a little bit about him.
But you know the whole process of getting to know him was kind of a really really wonderful journey and that's the journey that I hope we take viewers on with the documentary -- -- -- some.
That's -- garments and rumble on plan shifts in -- -- -- don't just players.
Paula every dominance -- international chess master and while and chose from -- As soon summer's friends and -- and and I think it's one -- on them and are things in and took no one was a world and for example and -- problems but even but back to.
-- -- -- Yes so it was his journey into getting to know this man who we knew something about but not everything what I found really amazing it was how incredibly -- for certain time.
Bobby was he inhabited that rock star role I mean he was incredibly charming he was good looking you know he went on the cavett show and laughed and you know.
Have a sense of humor about himself and he was he kind of inhabit that roll of you know the kind of great American hero called -- icon for some period of time.
Of course after 72 that'll start to fall apart he kind of crumbled under the pressure of his -- celebrity.
But what was kind of remarkable looking at all -- old footage of himself and how he really embrace the spotlight at a certain point.
For all of one they -- don't match and some internal and of course unemployed chosen.
An interval that but.
As you point out that they played it took the recreated a -- -- nosed as it was on like channel thirteen New York.
And and every one more than they played -- -- not followed and I didn't have no idea what they're doing it but it was just not compel him in November and it was a cold war stories or want.
So now I mean it was an amazing stat that somebody went you know twenty bars in Manhattan during the match.
And you know sixteen bars -- the chess match and only four had the mats so that was the level he -- -- and -- as far as watching the chess match calling out move by move.
And you know watching TV at the time sports television that the time is kind of it's like you know with the board with a guy moving around some felt chess pieces.
And that was the level of like you know the way they reported the match and people were grip.
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