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A match that sparked not only media interest, but the attention of people across the globe, Spassky vs. Fischer was an unparalleled moment in chess history. In fact, the game represented way more than two competitors duking it out with knights and pawns, but a cross-continent showdown between the USA and Russia that appeared to mimic the zeitgeist during the Cold War. Head to Hampstead Theatre and you’ll discover how this dramatic sporting event unfolded, alongside the respective pressure that Spassky and Fischer faced. And trust us: there’s much more on the table than prize money.
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Hampstead Theatre, Swiss Cottage
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