Win a Copy of Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Rise and Fall
January 17, 2012
Endgame_Image_web.jpgThe highly acclaimed book by Dr. Frank Brady, Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Rise and Fall (Crown Publishing, 2011) is now in paperback. USCF members now have a chance to win one of five copies including one grand prize package that also includes a DVD of the documentary Bobby Fischer Against the World. Just email your favorite Bobby Fischer game (name of players and tournament), name, USCF ID # and mailing address to [email protected] with the subject line Endgame Contest. Five winners will be selected randomly from all entries received before Noon EST on 1/19/2012. One grand prize winner will be randomly selected from the five winners.

For more information on the book, see the Chess Life Magazine feature by Al Lawrence, the US Chess Scoop video with Dr. Brady. You can purchase the book at

For more on Bobby Fischer Against the World see photos from the Saint Louis premiere, a US Chess Scoop video on the New York premiere and an article by GM Joel Benjamin on the Sundance premiere.

To talk about the contest and your thoughts on Endgame, be sure to join our facebook and twitter pages at and, and also find Crown Publishing on twitter and facebook.

Endgame is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady’s decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent—and confounding descent—of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer.  Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effects of fame.  Drawing from Fischer family archives, recently released FBI files, and Bobby’s own emails, this account is unique in that it limns Fischer’s entire life—an odyssey that took the Brooklyn-raised chess champion from an impoverished childhood to the covers of Time, Life and Newsweek to recognition as “the most famous man in the world” to notorious recluse.

In BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD, hailed as “Brilliant, haunting, avid and beautifully inquiring” (Entertainment Weekly) and “Fascinating” (The New York Times), Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus uses the narrative tension of the 1972 match between Fischer and the defending World Champion, the Russian Boris Spassky, to explore not only the politically charged period of the early 1970s but also the nature of genius, madness and the game of chess itself.