Bobby Fischer

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer Full Name: Bobby Fischer


Profession: Chess Champion
Why Famous: Youngest grandmaster and the youngest candidate ever for the World Championship. At the age of 20 he won the 1963–64 U.S. Championship with 11/11, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament.

Born: March 9, 1943
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Died: January 17, 2008 (aged 64)
Cause of Death: Renal failure

Historical Events in the Life of Bobby Fischer

  • 1972-09-01 American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in the most publicised world title match ever
  • 1975-04-03 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it

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