It took Ed Trice 18 months and $15 million to meet him STILL SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER October 22, 2007
In 1972, Bobby Fischer became the World Chess Champion, capping an inspiring rise and triggering an excruciating fall. His descent from Cold War hero to American fugitive has been laced with signs of mental illness.
In suburban Philadelphia, Ed Trice had an idea. Though Fischer refuses to play “old chess” maybe he’d be interested in Trice’s new game of “Gothic Chess.” After 18 months of back channel negotiation Trice went to Iceland with a $15 million proposition.
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