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February 13, 2011

5 Down, 47 To Go "Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness" (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

My father taught me to play chess, and as my interest in the game increased I became fascinated with then world champion Bobby Fischer. His chess was brilliant, but as this book shows, his life was filled with turmoil.

Endgame is Frank Brady's biography of both the chess player and the man. Exhaustive in his research, Brady recounts Fischer's life without judgment. Everything is laid bare, his rise to chess prominence alongside his anti-Semitism, along with his eccentric behaviors. This book attempts to create a total picture of Bobby Fischer, and succeeds where others have failed.

My next book is Neal Pollack's book, Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude.

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