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KOLKATA: Former World champion Bobby Fischer remains one of the most enigmatic characters that world chess has ever produced. India’s first Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand had the opportunity of meeting the eccentric genius in 2006, a couple of years before the US-born player passed away.

“I remember playing a blitz event at Reykjavik in Iceland,” Anand said during a conversation with GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly on his YouTube show. However, the India No. 1 player said he himself did not make an effort to meet Fischer.

“It was Iceland GM Helgi Olafsson who asked me if I would like to ...


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