Josh Waitzkin started playing Chess when he was six. Later, he was discovered by Bruce Pandolfini while playing Chess in a NY City park. At the age of eleven, he drew a game with World Champion Gary Kasparov in a simultaneous exhibition. At 13, Josh earned the title of National Master.
“Searching for Bobby Fischer” is based on the true life story of Josh Waitzkin. In the following game, Josh Waitzkin was only ten years old when he played Edward Frumkin, being the first Chess Master he ever beat.