3/9/1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USADied:
64Cause of death:
kidney failure Full name:
Robert James FischerNoted For:
chess player; defeated Boris Spassky
in "The Match of the Century" (1972), world champion (1972-75). Lost championship to Anatoly Karpov
by not defending it (1975). Defeated Boris Spassky in a highly-publicized challenge match (1992). Wanted in the U.S. for tax evasion; emigrated to Iceland in 2005.
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