By Helgi Olafsson

On March 24, 2005, a small airplane with Bobby Fischer on board landed at Reykjavik Airport. the coming in Iceland of the previous global Chess Champion was once front-page information worldwide. In a ploy to loose him from legal in Japan the Icelandic Parliament had granted the yank Icelandic citizenship. Fischer were arrested in Tokyo whilst the united states warrant stuck up with him that was once 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 used to be 15 12 months previous in 1972, while in a sensational fit in his domestic nation Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky for the realm name. Breathlessly, Helgi had the fit and attended a couple of video games within the enjoying corridor in Reykjavik. while thirty-three years later his adolescence hero was once arrested in Tokyo, Olafsson grew to become one of many contributors of the Committee to unfastened Bobby Fischer.

Now Fischer lower back to Iceland, a rustic he was once by no means to depart back until eventually his loss of life on January 17, 2008. Olafsson and Fischer constructed a different friendship. numerous hours they spent jointly, they observed chess, approximately existence, made journeys, performed video games, rejoiced, and quarrelled. Bobby Fischer Comes domestic tells the tale in their advanced 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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