The following is a press release, dated December 3rd, from the Marshall Chess Club.
On Monday, December 8, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. , the Marshall Chess Club will be the recipient of an extensive archive of letters, telegrams, photographs and other memorabilia concerning Bobby Fischer, the only American ever to become the World’s Chess Champion. Fischer died in January of 2008.
The archive is being donated to the Club by Russell Targ, the former husband of the late Joan Fischer Targ, Bobby Fischer’s sister.
“Once this archive is listed and cataloged, it will be an important resource to chess historians and scholars,” said Dr. Frank Brady, President of the Marshall Chess Club, and Fischer’s biographer.
Dr. Brady is also donating his vast collection of Fischer documents, clippings and ephemera to the Club.
Included in the Targ Collection is the original scoresheet, in Fischer’s handwriting, of his famous “Game of the Century,” played when he was only 13 years of age, and foretold his ascent to the summit of world chess.
Some of the chess items from the collection will be on display this Monday, December 8th.
The public is invited to attend the giving ceremony.
For further information, please contact Ms. Inez Cintron at 212-477-3716.
Phone 212-477-3716 Fax 212-995-9281