‘Podcasts’ | ‘Life in check’, episode 7: Fischer, a genius in perpetual check | podcast

Podcasts Life in check episode 1 Women and chess

Life in check is the podcast where Leontxo García displays the stories, anecdotes and knowledge accumulated in the 50 years that he has been covering the world of chess all over the world, 38 of them in EL PAÍS. The seventh of a series of eight episodes is now available, one of which is released every Tuesday, and which will allow you to discover a world that the author describes as “a gold mine.” The reason, that chess has connections with education, literature, artificial intelligence, international politics or psychology. In short, with life: hence the title of his podcast.

On this occasion, Leontxo García talks about one of those athletes whose fame transcended far beyond sport. Bobby Fischer’s biography is so intense that two-hour movies fall far short. He was a genius, and also mentally ill. He made chess fashionable. The White House used him, as a national hero, in the cold war against the Soviet Union. And then issued a warrant for his arrest. He died at the age of 64, one for each square on the board, because he wanted to, since his disease was easily curable. He was a genius, yes, but in perpetual check.

The next chapter, the eighth and last of the season of this series, will be published on March 14 and will deal with the second part of the life of this unrepeatable great teacher.


Edition: Ana Ribera

Sound design: Nacho Taboada

Studio recording: Nicolás Tsabertidis and Camilo Iriarte

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