‘Podcasts’ | ‘Life in check’, episode 8: Fischer, a genius in perpetual check. Part 2 | podcast

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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 last of a series of eight episodes is now available, one of which premieres 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.

In the last episode of the first season of this podcast, Leontxo García continues narrating the life of Bobby Fischer. As astonishing as it may seem, the most impressive fragments, for better and for worse, of the life of this unrepeatable character are in what happened after he was proclaimed world champion in 1972. He disappeared from public life for 20 years, reappeared with triumph and great scandal, he went down to hell and was rescued from them by a small country where he was left to die in incredible circumstances. This is the second part of the story of a genius in perpetual check.


Edition: Ana Ribera

Sound design: Nacho Taboada

Studio recording: Nicolás Tsabertidis and Camilo Iriarte

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