Bobby Fischer (I) (1943–2008)

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Bobby Fischer was the greatest American chess player in history and might have been the most talented chess player ever to play the game. His career and legacy were marred by eccentricities that developed into what likely was full-blown mental illness that made him an exile from his country of birth that he represented in the greatest proxy battle ... See full bio »


(age 64) in Reykjavik, Iceland

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 1972/II The Bob Hope Special (TV Special)
 1972 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Self - Chess Master (segment "Bobby Fischer")
- Episode #4.24 (1972) ... Self - Chess Master (segment "Bobby Fischer")
 1972 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.94 (1972) ... Self
 1972 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
Self - Chess Champion
- Episode dated 4 January 1972 (1972) ... Self - Chess Champion
 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Self - Chess Champion
- Episode #11.2 (1971) ... Self - Chess Champion
 1961 Take a Good Look (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 February 1961 (1961) ... Self
 1958 I've Got a Secret (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 26 March 1958 (1958) ... Self - Guest
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Other Works:

(book) "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess". Basic Systems, Inc., 1966.

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3 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 32 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Chess is life. See more »


The episode Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Gone (2005) was inspired by his biography (2004). See more »


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The Bad Boy of Chess

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