In my previous post I presented Some Numbers for 'Pawn Sacrifice'. Here's a short conversation on one of the film's basic premises.
Tobey Maguire as Chess Player Bobby Fischer in 'Pawn Sacrifice' (4:19) 'The Victoria To Uyen Show' (Vietnamese subtitles)
The interview starts,
Q: 'I didn't know that Bobby Fischer had this mental illness, that he suffered -- because he was such a great chess player.' A: 'It's fascinating that somebody can be so exceptional at something, particularly a game of strategy that seems to require a sound mind that can reason well, but yet be stricken with seeming-like mental illness. It seems he was paranoid, delusional.'
I don't recall anyone saying that about Fischer until long after he became World Champion, long after the events in the film.