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Endgame by Frank Brady - Excerpt

Endgame by Frank Brady - Excerpt

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From a respected biographer who was a longtime friend of Bobby Fischer and who secured unique access to the champion's papers and family archives, comes the first-ever, full-scale biography of Fischer--one that captures his dizzying journey from precocity to madness. It will finally answer the question: "Who was Bobby Fischer?"

When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life: He began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia. But nobody truly understood him. What motivated him from such a young age and what was the source of his remarkable intellect? How could a man so ambivalent about money and success be driven to succeed? What drew this American of Jewish descent, whose closest friends were Jews, to fulminate against Jews and the United States? And how was it that a mind so famously disciplined could unravel so completely? At last, Endgame will answer all of those questions.

To read more about Endgame or Frank Brady please visit Crown Publishing Group at www.crownpublishing.com.
From a respected biographer who was a longtime friend of Bobby Fischer and who secured unique access to the champion's papers and family archives, comes the first-ever, full-scale biography of Fischer--one that captures his dizzying journey from precocity to madness. It will finally answer the question: "Who was Bobby Fischer?"

When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life: He began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia. But nobody truly understood him. What motivated him from such a young age and what was the source of his remarkable intellect? How could a man so ambivalent about money and success be driven to succeed? What drew this American of Jewish descent, whose closest friends were Jews, to fulminate against Jews and the United States? And how was it that a mind so famously disciplined could unravel so completely? At last, Endgame will answer all of those questions.

To read more about Endgame or Frank Brady please visit Crown Publishing Group at www.crownpublishing.com.

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Published by: Crown Publishing Group on Nov 03, 2010
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Copyright © 2011 by Frank BradyAll rights reserved.Published in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown PublishingGroup, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.www.crownpublishing.comCROWN and the Crown colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataBrady, Frank, 1934–Endgame : Bobby Fischer’s remarkable rise and fall—from America’s brightest prodigy to theedge of madness / by Frank Brady.p. cm.1. Fischer, Bobby, 1943–2008. 2. Chess players—United States—Biography. 3. Chess—Collection of games. I. TitleGV1439.F5B68 2010794.1092—dc22[B]2010033840ISBN 978-0-307-46390-6eISBN 978-0-307-46392-0Printed in the United States of AmericaBook design by Leonard W. Henderson Jacket design by David Tran Jacket photograph © Stephen Green—Armytage/ 
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LIke the great poet Ezra Pound, Bobby Fischer was a genius who had the courage and insight to understand the judeo-communist plan. Understandably, he didn't realize that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by Mossad leveraging the traitors Bush and Cheney. His honesty meant that he was vilified and hounded by Jews till the end of his life. He was poisoned by the Israelis. Поклонение!
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"At first it was just another game, just a little more complicated," said the young Bobby Fischer of his first encounter with chess. Wow. He taught his Mum the moves when he was 6 years old. And he does what outliers do: he plays for and with and against himself. He was also stubborn and full of rants. (What income tax bracket was Einstein in?) I love the educational context worked in too.
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