to offer attendees of this
year’s London Chess Classic
discounted tickets to the
exciting chess play coming
to NW London. The play runs
at the same time as the
London Chess Classic.
Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer depicts the celebrated ‘Match of The
As World Champion Boris Spassky prepares to defend his title against his
challenger, the maverick superstar Bobby Fischer, at the 1972 Championship, the
stakes have never been higher. Not only the world title, but unprecedented prize
money and stratospheric fame are all on the table. Never before in chess history
has a match attracted such global media attention.
Against the backdrop of the Cold War, the Kremlin and the White House spot a
major opportunity to demonstrate superiority over the other. But with sport as
the weapon of choice, both sides find themselves undermined by their pawns, who
seem oddly unwilling to cooperate.
As the two superpowers prepare their opening gambits in a proxy battle of
ideologies, Tom Morton-Smith’s gripping psychological thriller explores how two
very different individuals were co-opted to stand for contrasting political
Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer is written by award-winning writer Tom
Morton-Smith, who received critical acclaim and five-star reviews for his RSC/West
End hit Oppenheimer. Robert Emms stars as Fischer and Ronan Raftery as Spassky.
Thanks to Chess in Schools and Communities, chess fans and attendees of the
London Chess Classic can enjoy