Bobby Fischer (1943-2008)

Bobby Fischer was an American chess Grandmaster who became the 11th chess World Champion after beating Boris Spassky in 1972. Fischer's life took an unexpected turn after winning an unofficial rematch against Spassky in 1992 that led to conflicts with the US government which led to him leaving chess behind. He is famous for many incredible books, a timing system and even a variant of chess called Fischerandom Chess. His life has also been portrayed in several movies and books.

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