‘Pawn Sacrifice’, An Upcoming Film About the Life of Chess Player Bobby Fischer Up to the 1972 World Championship

Pawn Sacrifice is an upcoming film starring Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber about the life of chess player Bobby Fischer (Maguire) leading up to his historic victory over Russian player Boris Spassky (Schreiber) in the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavík, Iceland. The film focuses on the match, but also Fischer’s increasing paranoia and battle with mental illness.

The film will is scheduled to release in select theaters on September 18, 2015.

Pawn Sacrifice

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