Bobby Fischer on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show”

by Johannes Fischer

2/24/2021 – On September 1, 1972, Boris Spassky resigned the 21st game of the World Championship match Fischer vs Spassky 1972 in Reykjavik and Bobby Fischer was new World Champion. But after winning the title the American did not play an official game for 20 years, and soon hid from journalists, fans and colleagues. However, before Fischer fled into hiding, he showed himself to the public, and on November 8, 1972, Fischer was a guest in Johnny Carson’s legendary “Tonight Show”. Recently, a video of this remarkable episode appeared on YouTube. | Pictures: Screenshots from the show


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