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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 »


(age 64) in Reykjavik, Iceland

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 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 November 1972 (1972) ... Himself
 1972 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.94 (1972) ... Himself
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 2015 The Game of the Century (Short)
 2012 Aspekte (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 25 May 2012 (2012) ... Himself
 2011 Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Chess Player
- Cracks in the Wall (2011) ... Himself - Chess Player
 2011 Bobby Fischer Against the World (Documentary)
 2010 Opelo za Bobija Fisera (Documentary)
 2004 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Bobby Fischer (2004) ... Himself

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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' 2" (1.88 m)

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Chess is life. See more »


Due to his anti-American and anti-Semitic statements, he became a controversial figure in the final decades of his life. He, for example, asked the editors of Encyclopedia Judaica to remove his name from the publication because he was, and has never been, Jewish (1984) and denied the Holocaust in several interviews. On a radio show shortly after the 9/11 attacks, he proclaimed them "a wonderful ... See more »


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The Bad Boy of Chess

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