Re Fischer/Nabokov, I'm hazy on the date,and I don't have the book in hand,  but one day when I was in my office at Sports Illustrated in the Time-Life Building, I got a call from Robert Cantwell, another writer on the staff.  "Come around to my office," he said.  "I've got Bobby Fischer here.  I want you to meet him."  I grabbed a copy of Nabokov's Poems and Problems and went to Cantwell's office. I shook hands with Fischer, opened the book to a problem and handed it to him.  Fischer glanced at it for all of five or 10 seconds, smiled, and said, "Hmmm, cute," and gave the book back to me. 
  Robert H. Boyle

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