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Bobby Fischer (1943–2008)

Bobby Fischer was the greatest American chess player in history and might have been the most talented chess player ever to play the game. His career and legacy were marred by eccentricities that developed into what likely was full-blown mental illness that made him an exile from his country of birth that he represented in the greatest proxy battle ... See full bio »


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 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
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- Cracks in the Wall (2011) ... Himself - Chess Player
 2011 Bobby Fischer Against the World (Documentary)
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Other Works:

(book) "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess". Basic Systems, Inc., 1966.

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3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 31 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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All that matters on the chessboard is good moves. See more »


Fischer was wanted in the United States for violating economic sanctions against the former Yugoslavia by playing a chess match there in 1992. He fled to Japan and was arrested in July 2004 for trying to leave Japan on a revoked U.S. passport. Thus, he was detained in Japan awaiting deportation to the United States. He renounced his U.S. citizenship and tried to become a German citizen, but was ... See more »


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