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US-Soviet / Chess Tourney #465933

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 30, 1972
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(Studio) In Reykjavik, Iceland, 20th game world chesshampion ends in draw. American Bobby Fischer has 11 1/2 points; Soviet Boris Spassky, 8 1/2.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Reykjavik, Iceland) Spassky has been punctual and a gentleman. Fischer always late to matches, makes unreasonable demands. Fischer demands complete silence but swivels chair, paces while Spassky thinks. Makes wild moves to keep game interesting. Shakes Spassky's confidence so much he needs 2 medical postponements. American company makes record about Fischer (played). Fischer doubles prize money, makes chess popular, beats Russian with psychological war on Communism, becomes folk hero - which may have been his goal.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

Chancellor, John;
Paxton, Jack

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