When Bobby Fischer, considered by many the greatest chess player of all time, captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky in 1972, it meant much more than a chess game. The reason it attracted worldwide interest more than any chess game before or since was the meaning behind what it meant: two nationalities competing for supremacy in intelligence. But behind the spotlights and the story told, there was much more. That’s what makes Bobby Fischer Against the World, by Liz Garbus, a compelling story to watch. It explores two sides of the same coin, revealing what was a real internal problem for Fischer and how the media exploited it for the benefit of the country’s supremacy. Take a small glimpse with the trailer and watch the full documentary. 

Helder Guimaraes