By Helgi Olafsson
|On March 24, 2005, a small airplane with Bobby Fischer on board landed at Reykjavik Airport. the arriving in Iceland of the previous global Chess Champion was once front-page information around the world. In a ploy to loose him from legal in Japan the Icelandic Parliament had granted the yankee Icelandic citizenship. Fischer have been arrested in Tokyo whilst the united states warrant stuck up with him that used to be issued after he had violated American sanctions opposed to the previous Yugoslavia by means of enjoying a arguable fit opposed to Boris Spassky.
Icelandic chess grandmaster Helgi Olafsson was once 15 yr outdated in 1972, while in a sensational fit in his domestic state Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky for the area identify. Breathlessly, Helgi had the fit and attended a couple of video games within the taking part in corridor in Reykjavik. while thirty-three years later his formative years hero used to be arrested in Tokyo, Olafsson turned one of many participants of the Committee to loose Bobby Fischer.
Now Fischer lower back to Iceland, a rustic he used to be by no means to go away back until eventually his dying on January 17, 2008. Olafsson and Fischer built a special friendship. numerous hours they spent jointly, they pointed out chess, approximately existence, made journeys, performed video games, had a good time, and quarrelled. Bobby Fischer Comes domestic tells the tale in their complex friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the final years of the fellow who many see because the maximum chess participant that ever lived.
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Bobby Fischer Comes Home: The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions by Helgi Olafsson