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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The Match of the Century
In 1972, Fischer and Spassky faced in Reykjavik for the World Championship. Staged in the middle of the cold war, when the USSR and the United States were engaged in space and arms races, the contest quickly came to be seen as a symbol of the battle for world supremacy.

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