Sport: At Last, King Bobby

It was 2:47 p.m. when Bobby Fischer strode onto the stage at the Reykjavik Sports Hall and signed the score-sheet on the chess table. He had arrived 17 minutes late to resume the adjourned 21st game in his world championship chess match with Boris Spassky. But Spassky was not there. The 2,500 spectators soon learned why. "Ladies and gentlemen," announced Referee Lothar Schmid, "Mr. Spassky has resigned by telephone at 12:50. Mr. Fischer has won this game, No. 21, and he is the winner of the match."

As the audience hurst into applause for...

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