Bobby Fischer - Chess Prodigy

Quixotic Grand Champion  bobby fischer

Born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Fischer was the only American to ever claim the mantle of world chess champion.
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U.S. Chess Champion
From 1957 to 1967, Fischer played in eight national championships and won every one of them. On the occasion of the sixth victory (above) he was presented with a cake in the shape of a chessboard.

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