Bobby Fischer


Born: 3/9/1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1/17/2008
Age: 64
Cause of death: kidney failure

Full name: Robert James Fischer
Noted For: chess player; defeated Boris Spassky in "The Match of the Century" (1972), world champion (1972-75). Lost championship to Anatoly Karpov by not defending it (1975). Defeated Boris Spassky in a highly-publicized challenge match (1992). Wanted in the U.S. for tax evasion; emigrated to Iceland in 2005.

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