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08 July 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Exclusive

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If you thought chess was just about old dudes with clocks stroking their chins a lot, think again. Bobby Fischer Against The World unleashes the world's first chess-playing superhero, a maverick genius who could crush evil communists with just a well-timed move of a tiny man on a horse. And not even Tony Stark can say that.

As this new clip shows, Fischer was up against the colossal resources of the Soviet Union and its formidable chess masters, Boris Spassky and Garry Kasparov. The American, a child prodigy and on the cusp of greatness by his 29th birthday, was a tortured soul who struggled under the pressure. He took on the 'Evil Empire' without so much as a supportive family member in his corner. Think Rocky IV with Spassky in the Drago role.

It's directed by Liz Garbus whose previous documentaries, including the prison-set The Farm: Angola, USA and Killing In The Name, an acclaimed look at Islamic terrorism.

It's been a strong year for sports docs so far and we're expecting Bobby Fischer to maintain the hot streak. You can catch it in cinemas from July 15.

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