Friday, January 18, 2008


Bobby Fischer (1943 - 2008)

Bobby Fischer, who died on Thursday aged 64, was a high school dropout who may have been the greatest chess player of all time, but ended his life in eccentric seclusion. The Brooklyn-bred genius made headlines around the world when he wrestled the world chess title from Soviet domination in 1972, beating world champion Boris Spassky, in a Cold War chess showdown in Reykjavik known as the match of the century. (Source: AFP via Google)


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