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Bobby Fischer movie features
AC trainer Harry Sneider

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Bobby Fischer movie features
Ambassador College trainer Harry Sneider


ARCADIA, Calif.--Harry Sneider, former WCG and AC employee and personal trainer to actor and former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and many other notables, is featured in a new movie about the late chess champion Bobby Fischer.

The film, Bobby Fischer Against the World, appeared inJanuary 2011 on HBO television and in movie theaters.

Mr. Fischer moved to Pasadena, Calif., in 1972 to be near the college and church headquarters after his triumph over Boris Spassky in the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.

"He was a coworker with the Church of God, and Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong wanted to help Bobby in any way he could," Mr. Sneider remembers.

"He gave him fantastic support with outstanding legal advice and a nice apartment to stay at" and assigned Mr. Sneider, a world-class trainer, to help keep him physically fit and encouraged.

"We physically trained sometimes as much as three hours a day, which consisted of walking, weight training, swimming, racquetball, soccer drills, dynamometer training and other exercises," Mr. Sneider said.

Mr. Sneider quoted his friend Bobby Fischer as saying: "The will to win comes with daily training as much as 16 hours a day of chess, Never give your opponent the feeling that they can beat you."

Harry and Sarah Sneider have worked together as a team for more than 40 years.


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