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How Chess Is Both an Art and a Cutthroat Sport

Fred Waitzkin has written two books about chess. His first, "Searching For Bobby Fischer," is about his young son Josh's gift for the game. The book was made into a movie of the same name. Waitzkin's latest book is called "Mortal Games." It's a portrait of the world chess champion Garry Kasparov as he prepared, in 1990, to defend his title against sworn enemy Anatoly Karpov.

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Other segments from the episode on July 18, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 18, 1994: Interview with Alexs Pate; Review of Hal Ketchum's album "Every Little Word" and David Ball's album "Thinkin' Problem"; Interview with Fred Waitzkin; Review…

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