In 1972, kids wanted to be US player Bobby Fischer
A time when regular people played the game with regular purpose and looked up to chess's best, like Bobby Fischer
or Garry Kasparov or Paul Morphy.
WHEN the American chess genius Bobby Fischer
played his World Chess Championship against the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in 1972 the atmosphere was electric - across the globe.
BORN ORNETTE Coleman, US jazz musician, 1930 YURI Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut, 1934, above BOBBY Fischer
, US chess champion, 1943 DIED JOHANN Pachelbel, German organist, 1706 MENACHEM Begin, Israeli Prime Minister, 1992 JOHN Profumo, British politician, 2006, above
Early entries in the chess variant introduced by the late American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer
, include GMs Joey Antonio, Darwin Laylo, Richard Bitoon and Jayson Gonzales.
Tobey Maguire conducted heavy research to portray chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer
1 Edward Heath imposed direct rule for Ulster 2 Bobby Fischer
became World Chess Champion 3 Sir John Betjeman became Poet Laureate 4 Munich hosted the Olympic Games wordwise The word may sound familiar, but what does it mean?
The world championship series has become a financial fizz with its 8,00,000-pounds prize fund plus substantial other costs comparing with the modest 1,00,000-pounds for which Bobby Fischer
and Boris Spassky played in Reykjavik in 1972.
Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the chess world championship Friday, becoming the first Western player since Bobby Fischer
to hold the title.
The 12-match series is the most hotly anticipated since the epic 1972 contest between US star Bobby Fischer
and Boris Spassky, in which the American ended 24 years of soviet dominance in the competition.
Which Russian chess grandmaster was beaten by Bobby Fischer
in the final of the 1972 World Chess Championship?
Not too long ago, chess champion Bobby Fischer
gave up his American passport to become a citizen of Iceland.