Bobby Fischer Wants to Face Bulgaria's Topalov - Report
The legendary Bobby Fischer is willing to play against Bulgaria's chess master Vesselin Topalov, local Trud daily reported.
The newspaper cites an Australian reporter covering the World Chess Championship in San Luis. The reporter claims that Fischer is willing to face Topalov in a game of chess, but not the classical type of the game but a version invented by Fischer.
The Australian reporter has informed the manager of the Bulgarian chess master and says that he is preparing the game, Trud daily says.
Bobby Fischer is a former world chess champion, who on September 1, 1972 became the only American to win the FIDE World Chess Championship. Fischer is also well known for his eccentricity, unconventional behavior, and outspoken, anti-Semitic political views. Despite his prolonged absence from competitive play, or perhaps because of it, Fischer is still among the best known of all chess players.
Fischer's victory over the Soviet champion Boris Spassky to win the world championship was seen as a symbolic victory for the West that catalyzed interest in the game internationally.