By Helgi Olafsson
|On March 24, 2005, a small aircraft 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 globe. 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 while 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 way of enjoying a arguable fit opposed to Boris Spassky.
Icelandic chess grandmaster Helgi Olafsson was once 15 12 months outdated in 1972, whilst in a sensational fit in his domestic nation Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky for the area identify. Breathlessly, Helgi had the fit and attended a few video games within the taking part in corridor in Reykjavik. while thirty-three years later his early life hero was once arrested in Tokyo, Olafsson grew to become one of many contributors of the Committee to loose Bobby Fischer.
Now Fischer again to Iceland, a rustic he was once by no means to go away back until his dying on January 17, 2008. Olafsson and Fischer constructed a different friendship. numerous hours they spent jointly, they pointed out chess, approximately lifestyles, made journeys, performed video games, had a good time, and quarrelled. Bobby Fischer Comes domestic tells the tale in their advanced friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the final years of the guy who many see because the maximum chess participant that ever lived.
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