Premier Chess: Conquer the Game; Master Your Life

120th Episode with Fred Waitzkin, Author of Searching for Bobby Fischer

December 23, 2020 National Master Evan Rabin, CEO of Premier Chess
Premier Chess: Conquer the Game; Master Your Life
120th Episode with Fred Waitzkin, Author of Searching for Bobby Fischer
Show Notes
Fred Waitzkin is a journalist and author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestseller SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, as well as the books MORTAL GAMES and THE LAST MARLIN. He is the father of International Master Joshua Waitzkin, who was the prodigy and subject of Searching for the Bobby Fischer book and movie. We speak about Joshua Waitzkin's youth, his coaching from our previous podcast guest National Master Bruce Pandolfini, parallels with The Queen's Gambit, the distance between fiction and reality, chess parenting tips, overcoming setbacks, Gary Kasparov's brilliance, memoirs vs. journalism, a preview to his upcoming novel STRANGE LOVE and more.