The Cold War—especially the U.S. versus the U.S.S.R.—generated a lot of drama. At the Olympics the showdowns were figure skating and gymnastics. Space? It truly was a race. And then there was chess. The silence. The timer. The head games. The brains. Here it is onstage, Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in 1972, the “Match of the Century” re-visited by the playwright Tom Morton-Smith. —L.J.
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