"All that matters on the chessboard is good moves": First edition of Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess; inscribed by grandmaster Bobby Fischer

  • Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.
  • Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.


Item Number: 20097

New York: Basic Systems, 1966.

First edition of this definitive work on how to play chess. Octavo, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “From Bobby Fischer to Dr. Eleander.” In near fine condition with very light shelf wear and toning the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed and inscribed by Fischer are rare.

At age 13 Fischer won a "brilliancy" that became known as The Game of the Century. Starting at age 14, Fischer played in eight United States Championships, winning each by at least a one-point margin. At age 15, Fischer became both the youngest grandmaster up to that time and the youngest candidate for the World Championship. At age 20, Fischer won the 1963–64 U.S. Championship with 11/11, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament.

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