A Memorable Life: A Glimpse into the Complex Mind of Bobby Fischer opens July 24, 2014, at the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) and will celebrate Fischer’s incredible career while examining his singular intellect. The show runs through June 7, 2015.

 Several of the rarest pieces on display are on generous loan from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, owners of a  a collection of material from Fischer’s own library that includes 320 books and 400 periodicals. These items supplement highlights from WCHOF’s permanent collection to create a spectacular show.


Highlights from the exhibition:

·         Furniture from the home of Fischer’s mentor Jack Collins, which can be seen in an image of the young prodigy seated and sharpening his skills

·         Notebooks created for Fischer’s world championship preparation by International Master Robert Wade  that include annotations of games by Soviet Grandmaster Mark Taimanov and Tigran Petrosian, two opponents that he defeated in the 1971 Candidates Matches

·         The famous “Red Book” of Boris Spassky’s best games, which Fischer studied constantly during his preparations for the 1972 World Championship

·         Drafts of Fischer’s classic chess publication My 60 Memorable Games with handwritten notes from Fischer and Larry Evans


  • Occurred Thursday, July 24th, 2014 @ 12:00 am


World Chess Hall of Fame

4652 Maryland Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108