Book Reviews of Searching for Bobby Fischer : The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess

Searching for Bobby Fischer : The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Searching for Bobby Fischer The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Author: Fred Waitzkin
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ISBN-13: 9780140230383
ISBN-10: 0140230386
Publication Date: 8/1/1993
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.
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4.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Searching for Bobby Fischer : The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess on + 31 more book reviews
good book, check out the differences from the movie version
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The author describes his six-year-old son's emergence as a chess prodigy.

This was made into a fantastic movie.

"A touching story of a father and son . . . You don't have to know the game to enjoy every page." --Cleveland Amory
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A father discovers his son is a chess prodigy and follows him into a highly competitive world of tutors and youth tournaments. Waitzkin brilliantly balances his love for chess with concern for his son and other youngsters who go through a rigorous training akin to East German Olympic youth prospects. To become a master, do you risk turning your child into mad Bobby?