Bobby Fischer documentary wins award

A film about troubled US chess genius Bobby Fischer has been named best cinema documentary at the Grierson Trust’s British Documentary Awards.

Bobby Fischer Against the World looked at the rise and fall of the chess grandmaster and his death in 2008.

Entries needed to have had their first UK screening between 1 May 2011 to 30 April 2012 in order to be eligible.

Bobby Fischer Against the World kept viewers “completely hooked from beginning to end”, according to judging panel chairman Chris Harris.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk

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