New photos of Bobby Fischer – part two

10/14/2009 – In an earlier report we brought you a series of new pictures of the reclusive World Champion Bobby Fischer, during his 1973 visit ot the Philippines at the invitation of President Ferdinand Marcos. Today we have screen shots of the same visit from a second video that appeared on YouTube, together with one of an earlier (1967) visit for a "Beat Bobby Fischer" match. Again: strangely moving.

ChessBase 14 Download ChessBase 14 Download

Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. Start your personal success story with ChessBase 14 and enjoy your chess even more!


Along with the ChessBase 14 program you can access the Live Database of 8 million games, and receive three months of free ChesssBase Account Premium membership and all of our online apps! Have a look today!

More...

Bobby Fischer's visit to the Philippines 1973 with President Ferdinand Marcos

The blurb by the YouTube poster called Nirocal says: "Photos of Bobby Fischer's visit to the Philippines in 1973, hosted by President Ferdinand Marcos, to open the International Chess Tournament. These came from albums that were a personal gift from Marcos himself to Fischer to commemorate his trip. Fischer abandoned a storage unit in Pasadena when he fled the United States, and these albums were part of his belongings left behind. Many of his chess memorabilia were in that storage and ended up in a local flea market in LA."


Bobby Fischer's visit to the Philippines in 1967
for the "Beat Bobby Fischer" chess matches



The video from our previous report


Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register

Teodor Tosic Teodor Tosic 10/15/2014 01:34
Can the owner of these videos send me these on my e-mail, i would love to see them a few more times, especially the one with the song "Viva la Vida" from Coldplay on it. tosicteodor@gmail.com
1