It’s been close to forty years since chess wizard Bobby Fischer became World Champion, defeating Russia’s Boris Spasky. Now there’s a new HBO documentary that looks at his life called “Bobby Fischer Against The World.”
Last night I saw the new HBO documentary called Bobby Fisher Against the World directed by award winning film maker Liz Garbus. All I have to say is: It’s not TV, its HBO. Those guys really know how to create good content! I have always been fascinated by the Bobby Fisher story (he is the reining world champion of Chess and won the historic match against the Soviets during the cold war) but I didn’t really know the whole story. Besides being a tall, lean and fit man (he was 6’2” tall), Bobby Fisher was a complicated, misunderstood genius. I can’t recommend this documentary enough. You’ll be glad you saw it. Thanks HBO.