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US-Russia / Chess Tourney #223856

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 11, 1972
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(Studio) American Bobby Fischer arrives late for start of worldhampion chess tourney with Soviet Boris Spassky. Opening match adjourned undecided.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Keflavik, Iceland) [Icelandic reporter MIK MAGNUSSON - says Fischer is tedious, arrogant, inconsiderate, and rude.] Americans stationed at Navy strategic base at Keflavik are incensed by Fischer's conduct. Their position is sensitive due to Communist pressure in government to close base and evict Americans [American Navy personnel say Fischer has disgraced the US.] In Reykjavik, Iceland, effort to honor Fischer, Icelandic government set him up in model home that is to be 1st prize in national lottery. Fischer complains house not satisfactory and moves to suite in hotel, which be found too public. (Keflavik, Iceland) Navy provides Fischer housing, on order of US Embassy, in qtrs. of Rear Admiral (who is on leave in US.)
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Collingwood, Charles;
Sheahan, John

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