29 July 2009

1970 Palma de Mallorca Autographs

The postcard shown in the image is from eBay auction CHESS, Tournament in Palma De Mallorca, Bobby Fischer.

The auction description said, 'Chess, International tournament in Palma De Mallorca, original autograph, Chess masters: Bobby Fischer...' This was the 1970 Palma de Mallorca Interzonal Tournament, which Fischer won by 3.5 points and which launched him into the Candidate Matches that would eventually lead to the 1972 title match with Spassky.

Fischer's autograph is clearly visible in the top center of the card's message area. The other signatures are from other participants in the interzonal and are easily identified in the high resolution scan linked from the original auction. The card sold for US $462.88.

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