Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bobby Fischer Dies at 64

The US-born player, who became famous for beating Cold War Soviet rival Boris Spassky in 1972, died of an unspecified illness, his spokesman said.

He was granted Icelandic citizenship in 2005 as a way to avoid being deported to the US. BBC News

He went a little nutty later in life, but man, what a chess player.