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"Chess is life." -- Bobby Fischer
Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 — January 17, 2008) was an American chess player and the eleventh World Chess Champion. He is widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time.

Widely considered a "chess legend", at age 13 Fischer played and 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, he became both the youngest Grandmaster and the youngest Candidate for the World Championship up until that time. He won the 1963—64 US championship 11—0, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament. In the early 1970s he became the most dominant player in modern history...winning the 1970 Interzonal by a record 3-point margin and winning 20 consecutive games, including two unprecedented 6—0 sweeps in the Candidates Matches. According to research by Jeff Sonas, in 1971 Fischer had separated himself from the rest of the world by a larger margin of playing skill than any player since the 1870s. He became the first official World Chess Federation (Fdration Internationale des checs) (FIDE) number one rated chessplayer in July 1971, and his 54 total months at number one is the third longest of all-time.

In 1972, he wrested the World Championship from Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in a match held in Reykjavk, 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 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 antisemitic statements, despite his Jewish ancestry. After his U.S. passport was revoked over the Yugoslavia sanctions issue, he was detained by Japanese authorities for nine months in 2004 and 2005 under threat of deportation. In February 2005, Iceland granted him right of residence as a "stateless" alien and issued him a passport. When Japan refused to release him to Iceland with that status, Iceland's parliament voted in March 2005 to give him full citizenship. The Japanese authorities then released him to that country, where he lived until his death in 2008.

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Total Books: 29
Checkmate Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Columns
2016 - Checkmate Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Columns (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781941270516
ISBN-10: 1941270514
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer in Russian
2015 - My 60 Memorable Games By Bobby Fischer in Russian (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9784871875691
ISBN-10: 4871875695
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
2010 - Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780923891602
ISBN-10: 0923891609
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment

My 60 Memorable Games
2009 - My 60 Memorable Games (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781906388300
ISBN-10: 190638830X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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My 60 Memorable Games Selected and fully annotated by Bobby Fischer
Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess
2008 - Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780923891466
ISBN-10: 0923891463
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment

1995 - Outrageous Chess Moves [Fireside Chess Library] (Paperback)
1980 - Fischer's Chess Games [Oxford chess books] (Paperback)
Fischer/Spassky The New York Times Report on the Chess Match of the Century
1973 - Fischer/spassky the New York Times Report on the Chess Match of the Century (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780812903027
ISBN-10: 0812903021

Bobby Fischer's Chess Games
Bobby Fischer's Chess Games (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385086271
ISBN-10: 038508627X

My 60 Memorable Games Selected and Fully Annotated
My 60 Memorable Games Selected and Fully Annotated (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571093120
ISBN-10: 0571093124

The games of Robert J Fischer
The Games of Robert J Fischer (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780713403640
ISBN-10: 0713403640

Bobby Fischer Lehrt Schach
Bobby Fischer Lehrt Schach (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783570064658
ISBN-10: 3570064654

The Chess Greats of the World Bobby Fischer
The Chess Greats of the World Bobby Fischer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789638703262
ISBN-10: 9638703261
Genre: Sports & Outdoors