THE world of chess is mourning former World Champion Bobby Fischer
, who died at the age of 64 in Reykjavik last night.
lives on: His triumph over Boris Spassky will always be the answer to people who insist on narrow definitions of "sport" -- who think it's important to say what is and isn't a sport or an athlete.
He was named champion when Bobby Fischer
failed to show up.
chess legend Bobby Fischer
, who has been detained by Japanese immigration authorities for months, to leave for Iceland after the Icelandic parliament passed a bill Monday to grant him citizenship, ministry sources said.
Chess legend Bobby Fischer
left Thursday for Iceland after an eight-month detention in Japan over an alleged passport violation and efforts to deport him to the United States, which is seeking his arrest.
is, in all likelihood, the finest chess player in history.
Grade schooler Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc) could be the next Bobby Fischer
, but is that a good thing?
Championship title since the legendary Bobby Fischer
claimed it as a 14-year-old in 1957.
BORN MUHAMMAD Ali, boxer, 1942, above MICHELLE Obama, US first lady, 1964 JIM Carrey, US film actor, 1962 DIED BOBBY Fischer
, chess player, 2008, above GREGORY Corso, US beat poet, 2001 RUTHERFORD Hayes, US president, 1893
In 1972, American Bobby Fischer
won the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, as Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union resigned before the resumption of Game 21.
Benson was the only person to have private access to Bobby Fischer
during the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjav1/4k, Iceland.
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