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Today in history, September 1, 1972... American chess legend Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky of the then Soviet Union to win the international chess crown in a match made for the cold war era, in Reykjavík, Iceland. In 1993, Laurence Fishburne co-starred in a drama titled Searching For Bobby Fischer, which wasn't about the chess master, but rather was based on the life of another chess prodigy,Joshua Waitzkin, who wasn't even born when Fischer won the 1972 title. The title of the film speaks to Waitzkin's desire to be the kind of winner that Fischer was in his prime. But I'd like to point you to »

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