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Chess Master Bobby Dead at 64


17, 2008 — REYKJAVIK, (AP) — Chess, Fischer once said, is It was the chess master’s tragedy the messy, tawdry details of his often overshadowed the sublime of his game. Fischer, who has died at the age of 64, was a prodigy, a teenage grandmaster and before age 30 — a world who triumphed in a Cold War showdown Soviet champion Boris

But the last three decades of his were spent in seclusion, periodically by erratic and often comments and by an absurd legal with his homeland, the United

He was the pride and sorrow of chess, Raymond Keene, a British and chess correspondent for The Times of It’s tragic that a great man descended into and anti-Semitism.

Fischer died of kidney failure in Reykjavik a long illness, friend and Gardar Sverrisson said

A giant of the chess world is said Fridrik Olafsson, an grandmaster and former president of the Chess Federation.

Noted chess expert Olivier Bobby Fischer has died at age 64. the 64 squares of a chess board.

In bit of symmetry, his … occurred in the where he had his greatest triumph the historic encounter with

Chicago-born and Brooklyn-bred, Fischer to Iceland in 2005 in a bid to avoid to the U.S. where he was wanted for a 1992 match in Yugoslavia in of international sanctions.

At his peak, was a figure of mystery and glamour who millions of new fans to chess.

former world chess Garry Kasparov said ascent of the chess world in the was a revolutionary breakthrough for the game.

The is that he left this too early, and his extravagant life and statements did not contribute to the popularity of Kasparov told The Associated

Rival and friend Spassky, at his home in France, said in a telephone interview that he was sorry to hear of Fischer’s

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of the Chess Federation, called a phenomenon and an epoch in chess and an intellectual giant I would next to Newton and Einstein.

An American chess champion at 14 and a master at 15, Fischer vanquished in 1972 in a series of games in to become the first officially world champion born in the States.

The Fischer-Spassky match, at the of the Cold War, took on dimensions as a clash between the two superpowers.

It was a myth Fischer was to fuel. It’s really the world against the lying, hypocritical Russians, he said.

But reputation as a chess genius was in the eyes of many, by his volatility and bizarre behavior.

He lost his title in 1975 after to defend it against Anatoly He dropped out of competitive chess and out of view, spending time in and the Philippines and emerging occasionally to outspoken and often outrageous

He praised the Sept. 11 … saying, I want to see the U.S. out, and described Jews as lying bastards. Fischer’s was Jewish.

In 2004, Fischer was at Japan’s Narita airport for on a revoked U.S. passport. He was with extradition to the United to face charges of violating imposed to punish Slobodan then leader of Yugoslavia, by a 1992 rematch against in the country.

Fischer renounced his citizenship and spent nine in custody before the dispute was when Iceland — a nation of 300,000 — him citizenship.

They talk the ‘axis of evil,’ Fischer when he arrived in Iceland. about the allies of evil. the States, England, Japan, These are the evildoers.

In his final Fischer railed against the establishment, claiming that the of many top-level chess were decided in advance.

he championed his concept of Fischerandom, or chess, in which pieces are at the beginning of each match in a bid to the game.

I don’t play the old he told reporters when he in Iceland in 2005. But obviously if I I would be the best.

Born in on March 9, 1943, Robert Fischer was a child prodigy, competitively from age 8.

At 13, he became the youngest player to win the States Junior Championship. At 14, he won the States Open Championship for the of eight times.

At 15, he became an grand master, the youngest to hold the title.

Tall and he was a chess star — but gaining a reputation for erratic

He turned up late for tournaments, out of matches, refused to play the lighting suited him and was intolerant of and cartoonists. He was convinced of his own superiority and the Soviets commie cheats.

is war on a board, he once said. The is to crush the other man’s

His behavior often unsettled — to Fischer’s advantage.

was seen most famously in the match with Spassky in between July and September Having agreed to play in Yugoslavia, Fischer raised one after another to the arrangements and wound up playing in Iceland.

then demanded more and, urged by no less Henry Kissinger, he went to after a British financier, Jim enriched the prize pot.

is known to be graceless, rude, insane. I really don’t about that, because I do it for that reason, Slater has

I did it because he was going to challenge the supremacy, and it was good for chess, he

When play got under days late, Fischer the first game with an blunder after discovering the TV cameras he had reluctantly accepted not unseen and unheard, but right the players’ chairs.

He boycotted the game and the referee awarded the to Spassky, putting the Russian 2-0.

But then Spassky to Fischer’s demand that the be played in a back room from cameras. Fischer on to beat Spassky, 12.5 to 8.5 points in 21 games.

In the recent White King and Red Queen, author Daniel Johnson the match was an abstract antagonism on an battleground using abstract yet their struggle embraced all life.

In Spassky’s submission to his and Fischer’s fierce exultant the Cold War’s denouement was foreshadowed.

Funeral details were not available. Fischer moved to with his longtime companion, chess player Miyoko She survives him.

Associated Writers Jill Lawless in and Mansur Mirovalev in Moscow to this report.

On a happy Bobby lived 64 years: the of squares on the chessboard which him life.

January 17, 2008

the site to add the sad news of Bobby’s

Updates removed to compact list: 1995-2007

This was created October 6, 1995

This web site is a Fischer fan

Mr. Fischer had no contact with author.

Surprisingly, Bobby this website on his own personal as being an impersonation of him.

I once claimed to be Mr. Fischer and a little saddened that he down at the dedication this attributed to his life.

Mr. Fischer around a lot after he failed to to defend his title in 1975. has lived in Hungary, Brazil, England, Japan and finally, where he lived out his final

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He was … in Japan for an invalid which was revoked and as he had no legal Japan held him there for 8 He applied for Icelandic citizenship and was it in March of 2005.

Fischer has been regarded as an eccentric One of the world’s greatest chess with a reported I.Q. of he wrested the world chess away from the Soviet Boris Spassky in a 1972 But he lost the title when he to show up to defend his title years later.

Mr Fischer, who has a Grandmaster since the 1950s, the first — and so far only American world champion in He disappeared for the best part of 20 before surfacing in 1992 to against his old opponent Spassky for $5 The match broke sanctions by the United Nations and in a controversial he was indicted in the United States. George H.W.

Bush his personal approval for the legal

Since then, he’s a recluse. Fischer’s 1992 rematch against Spassky, Fisher won despite having away from professional competitions for two decades. At that he said he had not paid U.S. taxes for 15 years and asked why sanctions were not being against Israel.

At a press conference on June 19, in the Argentine capital, Fischer was by hundreds of journalists and chess many of whom had come all over the world. The object of the was to publicize the launch of Fischer’s new Fischer Random Chess. pointed out, that his new improved chess variant creativity and talent would be important than memorization and

He stated, that many are prearranged before the players the game, and that even the world championship between players Kasparov and Karpov had prearranged, this would be in Fischer Random Chess. He pointed out, that due to long hours in front of the screen, many top players such as Anand and Kramnik, thick glasses.

He also that all of the study necessary to conventional chess made it work, and that he had gotten chess in order to avoid Fischer stated, that access to databases of the millions of variations in traditional chess, do not really play chess all well.

On January 13, 1999, Fischer conducted his first radio interview in Hungary. He has a total of 35 live radio from Hungary, Philippines, Russia and Iceland. They are in .mp3 format.

It appears Mr. Fischer’s personal website has removed from the internet.


Many readers wonder why Bobby Fischer defend his title against Karpov in 1975 despite a $5 purse offered in the Philippines. fans blame Fischer’s to compromise; others accuse a FIDE of coddling its Russian at all costs. Whatever the truth, is an excerpt from Fischer’s to the world chess body in giving his side of the story.


The first player to win ten draws not counting, with number of games wins the If the score is nine wins to wins, draws not counting, the retains title and the match is drawn with the money equally. Versus the old system of the of 24 games wins the match points) and if 12-12 the match is with the champion retaining the and prize fund is split

Draws do count in this

The unlimited match favors the player. This is the most point — because in the game system the match can turn on a very low number of giving the weaker player a to luck out. Also, in the game system the player who a game or two lead has an advantage out of all This creates an added of chance.

The player who wins the should be the player who plays over the long run — not the who jumps off to an early lead. The that is behind must his opponent draw odds game until he catches up (if he is the or takes the lead if he is the challenger.

draw odds to a Grandmaster is a handicap and the player who must do so eventually (because time is out) take serious possibly causing further and getting deeper in the hole which there will be no escape. On the other hand, the player who falls behind to pull out of it and take the lead or tie the his opponent may be put at the same unfair

How do you explain Smyslov’s 1957 over Botvinnik in seemingly style with his disastrous in the following year? Could it be the situation explained — in the 1958 match Smyslov the first three games! And he caught up.

As explained, losing a is a very serious event in the game match and this the string of draws in the Karpov-Korchnoi the Petrosian-Korchnoi match in 1971, and the match in 1971. The percentage of in this type match is — sometimes dramatically. In the title match, you must it was always to the advantage of one of the two players to for a draw! Is it therefore any wonder are many draws?

Spectators draws — spectators in the money — no money. In the system there will be but there must also be wins (at least ten in total); benefit neither player it is reasonable to expect a lower of draws in the unlimited match, and this has proven to be the case.

Comparing the first player to win ten system with the limited system. Question: Which gives the champion a greater advantage? Answer: The old 24-game gives the champion a greater

It was grossly unfair to the challenger.

The could drag on forever. true — practically For example, a chess game could theoretically drag on every 50 moves or so one player a pawn or exchanges something the game could drag on for of moves. But practically this is — in the same way an endless is ridiculous — and if one player has had he can always resign the match.

is precedent for this in the Capablanca-Lasker [1921]. But if the match takes a time, so what? It takes only once in three and the point is to determine who is the best

But past experience has shown the unlimited match does not on endlessly.

Giving in will FIDE. The question should be on its merits. If FIDE feels the system proposed by Fischer is the system, they should it. If not, they should it — period.

What think or say should not enter it.

A player should not be allowed to into retaining or winning the by drawing the last game, the way he in the old odious limited 24-game In the unlimited system, the champion keep or take the title a man by winning the last game.

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