Return of The Prodigy

A chess bonanza attracts the near mythic but still callow Bobby Fischer

ANY SENTENCE THAT CONTAINS both "Bobby Fischer" and "controversial" should probably be written off as redundant. Still, chess fans and interested civilians woke up last week to reminders of what they have, or have not, been missing during the 20 years that Fischer has spent in mysterious seclusion. Bobby was b-a-a-a-ck! and being -- well, some strong synonym of controversial.

The flap centered on a marriage made not in heaven but in Yugoslavia. A Belgrade millionaire named Jezdimir Vasiljevic put up $5 million in prize money, with two-thirds going to the winner, to lure Fischer, 49, into playing chess against his...

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