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Bobby Fischer in Life Magazine 1972

Bobby Fischer in Life Magazine 1972

Apr 2, 2011, 7:36 AM 12

Even from the grave, Bobby Fischer can arouse strong emotions. In an analogous way to Godwin's Law, any discussion about Fischer, however benevolent it may begin, eventually seems to degenerate into a pointless debate about his mental health and anti-Semitic views.

So it's good to remember a time when this wasn't the case.  Well before the internet back in 1972, Fischer's annus mirabilis.

Google Books has old copies of LIFE magazine available to read online, and the picture below is taken from an article in the edition dated 19 May 1972.

The full article can be found here (H/T Peter Turland at the English Chess Forum)

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