Fourth millennium | The sad story of Arturito Pomar, the boy chess player who was measured against Bobby Fischer himself

  • Arturo Pomar was a Mallorcan boy who is only 11 years old and faced world champions of the world of chess

  • The Franco regime, after taking advantage of his talent and fame to promote Spain, forgot him and was relegated to a post office

  • ‘Fourth millennium’ remembers Arturito Pomar, the child prodigy who could become the world champion in chess

‘Fourth millennium’ has rescued the figure of Arturo Pomar, the Spanish who are only five years old began to play chess and came to rub shoulders with the greatest masters of the board.

In full Francoism, a Mallorcan boy caught the attention of the media of the time and the authorities for his tremendous talent for playing chess. With only eleven years, Arturito Pomar, as he was known, faced, backed by the regime, great world winners such as himself Bobby Fisher.

Who at first became the great child prodigy of the regime of which it was presumed in the NODEHe ended up being a post office officer forgotten by those who encouraged him in his childhood and abandoned him when he was an adult. This is the sad story of the best Spanish chess player of all time.

Source: Cuatro – Noticias de última hora, deportes, programas y series by

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