Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky signed chess set

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2015-06-26 11:20:32

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Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky signed chess set

The Bobby Fischer And Boris Spassky signed chess set is the original World Chess Championship chess set used by Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky at their legendary match in Iceland in 1972.

History

The chess set was used in the third match of the series, dubbed the “back room game” because Fischer blamed his loss in the first match (and subsequent default in the second match) on cameras in the room. But for the third match, he got Spassky to agree to play in a small room, away from the cameras’ glare and out of view from spectators. He won that match, and the title.

Both men subsequently signed the chess board.

Sale

The chess set sold for $76,275 at Philip Weiss Auctions in April 2011.

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