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Celebrities - Bobby Fischer

Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American chess Grandmaster, and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Born March 9, 1943, he is widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. At 13, he won a brilliancy that became known as the Game of the Century. Starting at age 14, he played in eight United States Championships, winning each by at least a point. At 15 1/2, he became both the youngest Grandmaster and the youngest Candidate for the World Championship up until that time. In the early 1970s he became the most dominant player in modern history-winning the 1970 Interzonal by a record 3 1/2-point margin and winning 20 consecutive games, including two unprecedented 6-0 sweeps in the Candidates Matches. In 1972, he wrested the World Championship from Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in a match held in Reykjavik, Iceland that was widely publicized as a Cold War battle. In 1975, Fischer did not defend his title when he could not come to agreement with the international chess federation FIDE over the conditions for the match. He became more reclusive and played no more competitive chess until 1992, when he won a rematch against Spassky. The competition was held in Yugoslavia, which was then under a strict United Nations embargo. This led to a conflict with the US government, and he never returned to his native country. In his later years, Fischer lived in Hungary, Germany, the Philippines, and Japan. During this time he made increasingly anti-American and anti-Semitic statements, despite his Jewish ancestry. When his U.S. passport was revoked, he was detained by Japanese authorities for nine months in 2004 and 2005 under threat of extradition. After Iceland granted him citizenship, the Japanese authorities released him to that country, where he lived until his death on January 17, 2008.

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2 Anti-Semite Even though his mom is a jew
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3 Reaction to 9/11 Said of the attacks, "This is all wonderful news.
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4 America hater Then he left the US of A. Good riddance!
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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6 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 Talk about a no-brainer! Fischer gutted and boned an ocean of fish when he refused to defend his world title in 1975. It was all downhill for him from there, and the only skill he was ever able to demonstrate from that point - and maybe from as far back as the day after he won the title in '72 - was his ability to generate bad karma. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 3, 2011, 1:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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