Sport: Nice Guys Finish Last

The war of wills between World Chess Champion Boris Spassky of the U.S.S.R. and Challenger Bobby Fischer of the U.S. took a subtle but significant turn in Reykjavík, Iceland, last week. Boris, rumored to be suffering from defeatism, professed a new-found determination: "The first half of this match was not very interesting for me. The second half will be." The usually difficult, demanding Bobby, on the other hand, seemed downright congenial. After taking a commanding lead in the match, Fischer at one point uncharacteristically consented to attend a cocktail party at the U.S....

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