Robert James Fischer or Bobby is a chess master who rattled the silent and stable world of chess with his prodigious plays. Living on the slippery edge of madness and ingenuity is the summary of the biography of the greatest chess master of America. He stepped on this shaky realm when he was child, but everybody preferred to call him a genius child, a bit eccentric but normal. In his youth he passed the borders, when middle aged he was both and when it came to an end even his fans were saying: “leave him alone, he’s lost his mind”. A man who the world took its hat for, only 4 people attend his funeral. His life was like a chess board. Black. White.
In the biographies left, his solitude and agony has been missed. What the media did to him throughout his life made Fisher reluctant to tell his life story. Even if the storytellers were his friends he would be baffled. All the information is describing a hero who greatened the name of America against the soviet union, not the story of a man he was.
In this episode of Biogoo podcast we have been trying to depict his life, not the stolen picture of a favorite hero.