New photos of Bobby Fischer – part two

by ChessBase
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.

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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


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