Bobby Fischer Chess Game
FEBRUARY 10, 2015 14:44
UPDATED: FEBRUARY 10, 2015 14:53

Q: Wasn’t the championship chess match with Bobby Fischer also played in the historic Peace House?

Robert W. Quelch

A: The World Chess Championship match between Fischer and Boris Spassky of the USSR in Reykjavík in 1972 took place in the Laugardalshöll arena. Fischer went on to win what was dubbed the Match of the Century.

Höfði is where the Reagan-Gorbachev summit took place in 1986, marking the beginning of the end of the Cold War. A new Peace Center will be housed in the building when it launches operations in the autumn.


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