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Fischer Considering Match

Chess grand master and new Icelandic citizen Bobby Fischer is considering playing another chess match, according to the online edition of daily newspaper Morgunblað. The controversial player had vowed never to return to traditional versions of the sport which made him famous, and that he would only be willing to compete in matches of “random chess.” A Fischer creation, random chess involves placing the pawns in the same positions as normal chess, but all the other pieces in random places behind them.

American-Russian businessman Alex Titomirov is behind the offer. He came to Iceland in late May with Boris Spassky, Fischer´s opponent in the famous match of 1972, to discuss the idea with the reclusive Fischer.

Fischer will meet with his supporters in Iceland today to decide whether to accept the offer. If the contest goes ahead, it will probably take place within a year, against an as-yet unnamed foreign

player.

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