Chess master Bobby Fischer dead at 64
Friday, January 18, 2008
Fischer is most known for beating his opponent American world champion chess player. He became a in August of 1958 at the young age of 15.from the then in 1972, to become the first and so far only
Fischer was also a fugitive of the U.S. after violating the terms of Japan for nine months through 2004 and 2005, accused of trying to leave the country on a revoked U.S. passport. After his detainment he was granted Icelandic citizenship and moved to the country in 2005, instead of being deported to the U.S. by the Japanese government.sanctions by going to an island of the former country of in 1992 to play Spassky in a rematch, and won. He was detained in
"[Fischer was] the pioneer, some would say the founder, of professional chess. [His death is] very sad news," said Garry Kasparov, a former world champion of chess.
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