Courtesy of the official team page, we're treated to an interview with Xavier Adibi
. As the title of this post implied, Bobby Fischer should count his lucky stars:
10. Is there something interesting about you that maybe fans don’t know?
"I like to play chess. I always played chess growing up against my father and my brother."
I think it also goes without saying that there wouldn't have been a delay of nearly twenty (20) years between the match and the fall of the Soviet Union
if The X-Factor
had tangled with Spassky
. Yep, Xavier Adibi would have single-handedly altered the very course of history if he had been born a few decades earlier and pursued a career in chess. No one can convince me otherwise.