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Bobby Fischer

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Net worth 2018: $17 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Chicago
BirthDay: 9 March 1943
Sigh: Aries
Died On: January 17, 2008
Education: Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY

Bobby Fischer was bornon 9 March 1943 in Chicago, Icelander, American. A chess prodigy, Bobby Fischer went on to become the greatest chess player of all time, bagging the World Championship title along with several others. What made Fischer a stark superior from his fellow contestants and arch rivals was his immaculate playing skills. His innovative combination of moves made him a star in his own right. At the age of 13, he bagged his first world title by becoming the winner of the US Junior Championship. He went on to become the youngest grandmaster and the youngest ever candidate for the World Championship. In July 1971, he became the first official World Chess Federation (FIDE) number-one-ranked player. He remained at number one position for a total of 54 months. Going on a self-proclaimed exile, he returned to playing chess against Boris Spassky for an unofficial match in 1992. Though he won the same, he spent the rest on his life in exile evading an arrest warrant by the US. Towards the end of his career, he patented a modified chess timing system - Fischer clock and a new variant of chess called Fischerandom (Chess960).


In 2008, he breathed his last due to degenerative renal failure in Reykjav�k


Since United States supported and intended to enforce the UN sanction, he violated an American law, which entitled him for 10 years of imprisonment, and evading the same, he lived the rest of his life in exile in Hungary, Philippines and JapanIn 2004, he was detained at Narita Airport in Tokyo for travelling on an invalid US Passport


Refusing to defend the world title, due to the rejection of his demands by the World Chess Federation, he let go off his title which was taken over by Anatoly Karpov, who was declared as the new World Champion in 1975


At the 1970 and 1971 world championship candidate matches, he recorded a 20 consecutive winning game streak before losing it to former world champion Tigran Petrosian


At the 1959 Candidates Tournament, he finished at the fifth place out of eight, with a score of 12�/28


It was only in 1958 that he visited Russia to be a part of the game show, ‘I’ve Got a Secret’


In 1957, he attempted to participate in the World Youth and Student Festival but in vain


In 1956, he created history by becoming the youngest ever US Junior Chess Champion with a score of 8�/10


In 1955, he secured a membership with the Manhattan Chess Club


In 1954, he was introduced to grandmaster William Lombardy who, in turn, taught him the nuances of the game


It was after almost ten transits that the family finally shifted to Brooklyn in 1950

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