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Died on the ex-world chess champion Bobby Fischer

January 18 2008

Today in Iceland in the 64-th year, died of ex-world chess champion Bobby Fischer.

Robert Fisher was born on March 9, 1943 in Chicago in a family of Swiss German and Jewish. Even in the age of 13 he won the U.S. championship among juniors. At age 14 became the youngest champion in U.S. history, and in 15 years - the youngest grandmaster in chess history, besting the previous record of Boris Spassky.

In 1972, Fischer won the title of world chess champion by defeating Spassky in Reykjavik in the tournament.

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