Robert James Fischer

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Noun1.Robert James Fischer - United States chess master; world champion from 1972 to 1975 (born in 1943)
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ROBERT JAMES FISCHER COUNTRIES: United States, Iceland BORN: March 9, 1943, Chicago, Illinois, United States DIED: January 17, 2008, Reykjavik, Iceland TITLE: Grand master WORLD CHAMPION: 1972-1975 PEAK FIDE RATING*: 2,785 (July 1972) POTTED BIOG: Rated by many as the greatest chess grand master of all time - he once proclaimed himself a genius to compare with Mozart and Shakespeare - Fischer learned the rules of the game from the back of a chess set his sister bought him when he was just six.
Born in Chicago on March 9, 1943, Robert James Fischer was a child prodigy, playing competitively from the age of eight.