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  Bobby Fischer - MSN Encarta
Bobby Fischer, born in 1943, American chess player, who in 1972 became the first American to win the world championship.
Three years later Fischer was stripped of the title in a dispute, and he later became known as an eccentric, controversial figure who refused to play competitive chess.
His father left the family when he was a toddler, and Fischer was raised by his mother, who in the late 1940s moved to New York City with her two children.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556045/Bobby_Fischer.html   (532 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fischer is also well-known for his eccentricity and unconventional behavior, anti-Americanism, anti-imperialism, anti-Semitism, and outspoken political views.
Fischer and others alleged that because of the number of "Russian" players involved in the tournament (the Soviet Union dominated international chess competition throughout most of its history), it was possible for them to agree on short draws among themselves and concentrate their full efforts on the non-Soviet contingent.
Fischer's sudden re-emergence was apparently triggered when some of his belongings, which had been stored in a Pasadena, California storage unit, were sold by the landlord who claimed it was in response to nonpayment of rent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bobby_Fischer   (4969 words)

  
 The Amazing Robert James 'Bobby' Fischer
Fischer can also remember most of his speed games, in which both players are limited to five minutes to make all of their moves.
Fischer was a monomaniac, he had an obsession with one idea and that was to be the "Best Chessplayer of All time." People who were around Fischer would say that he studies chess day and night, and that they have never seen him do anything but chess.
Bobby Fischer's chess career was full of accomplishments that earned his peer-given title "The Best Chessplayer of All Time." His I.Q. and memory were essential to his success, and without his total devotion, he would have never became legend.
www.howtoadvice.com /Chess/BobbyFischer   (1166 words)

  
 Robert (Bobby) Fischer
Robert James Fischer is considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time.
In 1996 Fischer launched a new game called "Fischerandom Chess" in which the major pieces on the back rank are randomly shuffled behind their pawns.
Fischer maintained that this form of chess was a better test of a player's skill and got away from opening theory homework.
www.chesscorner.com /worldchamps/fischer/fischer.htm   (194 words)

  
 Bobby (James) Fischer
Bobby Fischer popularized the game of chess, making it front-page news, and justifying a vast increase in the amount of money awarded to the winner of the World Championship.
After decades of evading the public eye and U.S. justice officials, former world champion Bobby Fischer was taken into custody by Japanese immigration after allegedly trying to leave the country with an invalid passport.
Fischer, 61, was detained at Narita Airport outside Tokyo while trying to board a Japan Airlines flight for the Philippines on July 13, 2004.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/fischer.html   (557 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer's Pathetic Endgame - Bobby-Fischer.net
Fischer argued that he was at a great disadvantage, because during a tournament he had to endure a grueling schedule of games while several anointed Soviet grand masters cruised from one victory to the next, conserving their strength for the real competition-which more often than not was Fischer himself in the finals.
Fischer's relationship with the WCG, like all the others in his life, didn't last, in 1977, after a bitter falling-out that led Fischer to claim that the WCG was taking its orders from a "satanical secret world government," he cut all ties with the Church.
Fischer stayed in Yugoslavia after the rematch, and began promoting what he called Fischer Random Chess--a tweaked version of shuffle chess, in which both players' back-row pieces are arranged according to the same random shuffle before play begins.
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 ROBERT JAMES FISCHER by Bill Wall (March 25, 2006)
Robert James (Bobby) Fischer was born at 2:39 pm on March 9, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois (Michael Reese hospital) to Regina Wender Fischer Pustan (born in Switzerland of Jewish parents on March 31, 1913) and Hans-Gerhardt Fischer (born September 28, 1908).
Fischer's mother wrote to Paul Nemenyi that the family was too poor to even afford to patch Bobby's torn shoes.
In September, Bobby Fischer telegrammed the FIDE Congress being held in Helsinki that FIDE adopt the Cramer proposal.
www.geocities.com /siliconvalley/lab/7378/fischer.htm   (6481 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer
Fischer's parents divorced when he was a toddler.
Fischer won the U.S. Junior Championship in 1956, and became U.S. Champion in 1958.
Three years later, when he was required to defend his title or lose it to Anatoly Karpov, Fischer still refused to play unless FIDE rejiggered the rules governing the number of games that needed to be won to win the match.
www.nndb.com /people/455/000024383   (505 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer's strangest endgame - Salon
Reports were conflicting and details vague, but this much was certain: Bobby Fischer was being held in a Tokyo jail cell, where he awaited possible deportation to the United States to face criminal charges.
And now Robert James Fischer, an enigmatic recluse who used to guard his privacy as fervently as he did his king on the chess board, is about to be thrust into public view for all of the world to gawk at.
Fischer was raised in four-story walk-up apartment in a middle-class Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/feature/2004/07/24/hunting/index.html   (903 words)

  
 US Chess Hall of Fame - Inductee Biography
Fischer was one of the two charter members of the US Chess Hall of Fame, sharing that honor with 19th-century great Paul Morphy.
Bobby Fischer was born on March 9, 1943, in Chicago.
Although Fischer claims that he never lost the world championship, and that his Spassky rematch was therefore a title defense, very few accept that view.
www.excaliburelectronics.com /bio_fischer.html   (666 words)

  
 bobbyfischer.net
Fischer moves around a lot and when he does pop up, in one form or another, those news bits also pop up.
Fischer pointed out, that with his new improved chess variant chess creativity and talent would be more important than memorization and analysis.
Fischer stated, that without access to databases of the millions of opening variations in traditional chess, computers do not really play chess all that well.
bobbyfischer.net   (1489 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer detained in Japan - - MSNBC.com
Fischer, 61, was detained at Narita Airport outside Tokyo while trying to board a Japan Airlines flight for the Philippines on Tuesday, according to friends and airport officials.
It was not immediately clear if Fischer would be extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for playing a 1992 chess match in the former Yugoslavia in violation of international sanctions.
Fischer had long been rumored to be living in Japan, aided and sheltered by chess devotees, and is believed to have frequented a Tokyo chess club.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5447613   (860 words)

  
 The chess games of Robert James Fischer
And Fischer is extremely tough with the Black pieces, that means that it would have been a struggle for the both of them.
Fischer had gotten FIDE to conceed a lot, he could have played a match with the winner being the first to win 6 games.
For Fischer, the basic reality is, for his strength, it would take him 100 games of chess before he would lose 6 games - a virtual impossibility those days.
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessplayer?pid=19233   (2368 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bobby Fischer: Books: Lou Hays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bobby Fischer is not just a GM but a world champion too.
Bobby Fischer is beyond a doubt one of the greatest players in the history of the game.
Bobby fishcer may not be a good human being, But if theyre is anything he does know is chess.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1880673991?v=glance   (1284 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bobby Fischer: Profile of a Prodigy (Revised Edition): Books: Frank Brady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I guess the real problem with Brady's biography of Fischer ("profile") is that he was tiptoeing around Fischer's prejudices as though afraid to offend him, as though it was essential to stay in his good graces.
Worst, the author wants you to believe Fischer was a good boy, the American self made sportsman who increased the popularity of the game while fighting for better playing conditions and higher appearance fees, which would ultimately benefit chess professionals as a whole.
Bobby Fischer: Profile of a Prodigy is filled with keen observations and telling anecdotes that combine to create an insightful framing of this stormy chess genius.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0486259250?v=glance   (2049 words)

  
 CNN.com - Chess champ Fischer held in Japan - Jul 16, 2004
Fischer, 61, is wanted in the United States for attending a 1992 chess match in Yugoslavia in violation of international sanctions imposed during the Balkan wars.
Fischer became a chess grandmaster at age 15 and was considered something of a Cold War hero when he outplayed Russian Boris Spassky to win the world title in 1972.
Fischer won that competition 10-5 and pocketed a prize of $3.35 million.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/asiapcf/07/16/fischer.japan/index.html   (323 words)

  
 BOBBY FISHER (United States)
Grandmaster Robert "Bobby" James Fischer (March 9, 1943-...) was probably one of the world's strongest chess player of all time.
That is why in 1972, Fischer destroyed Boris Spassky for the world championship.
Bobby Fischer owns one of the highest ELO ratings ever: 2785.
www.geocities.com /chesschampions/bfischer-r.html   (282 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer
Bobby Fischer, - Bobby Fischer, legendary chess champion, became an Icelandic citizen in March, when Parliament...
Bobby Fischer - Fischer, Bobby (Robert James Fischer), 1943–, American chess player, b.
Bobby Fischer - Chess Player, born 9 March 1943, Reclusive American chess genius and former world champion
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0109178.html   (169 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer
Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (born March 9, 1943), won the World Chess Championship on September 1, 1972 and lost the title when he failed to defend it on April 3, 1975.
He is considered to be one of the most gifted chess players of all time and, despite his prolonged absence from competitive play, is still among the best known of all chess players.
1962 Interview - As exasperating as he is talented and as determined as he is eccentric, Bobby Fischer promises to become the game's most respected and least understood champion.
www.bobby-fischer.net   (408 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Bobby Fischer arrives in Iceland
Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has arrived in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, after spending eight months in detention in Japan.
Moving to Iceland does not mean Mr Fischer is now beyond Washington's reach as Iceland, like Japan, has an extradition treaty with the US.
The reclusive Mr Fischer had lived undetected in Japan for a number of years.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4374811.stm   (301 words)

  
 Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
What does bother Bruce about Josh is his playing with the local chess hustlers like Winnie, Laurence Fishburn, in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village which, in Bruce's opinion, is far to fast and doesn't give young Josh time to develop his all around concentration and understanding of the game of chess.
Powerful movie and very intense for the young boys and girls in it in how they drive and push themselves to be the best at the game of chess and at the same time putting themselves in danger of sacrificing their one and only childhood to do it.
Josh Waitzkin did reach the top back then when the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer" was made in 1993 and is still there some ten years, and dozens of tournaments, later but he did it without losing both his childhood and his kind heart and sensitivity for his fellow man by doing it.
us.imdb.com /title/tt0108065   (577 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer's Scoresheet from Siegen Olympiad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In this game, the last game between Fischer and Spassky before the 1972 World Championship match, Fischer as Black attacked strongly and seemed to have won the game, but Spassky almost as if by luck found resources.
Fischer had never beaten Spassky and lost again this time.
Because of this, many believed that Fischer would not beat Spassky in their world championship match.
www.ishipress.com /fischer.htm   (129 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer Articles
The Chess of Bobby Fischer -- by Robert E. Burger
Bobby Fischer, the Holy Grail - A Balkan Odyssey - -- Cathy Forbes
Bobby Fischer: Demise of a chess legend -- BBC
www.chessmaniac.com /Bobby_Fischer/Bobby_Fischer_Articles.shtm   (259 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer - Wikiquote
Robert James Fischer (born March 9, 1943) is an American chess player; World Chess Champion 1972-1975; usually known as Bobby Fischer.
2005, Bobby Fischer was asked about his arrest in Japan.
Bobby Fischer Site containing videos, stories, games, quotes, and sounds clips of the chess legend
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Bobby_Fischer   (3201 words)

  
 Bobby Fischer’s Pathetic Endgame
" Even if you knew nothing about Bobby Fischer, listening to him sing this song would tell you all you needed to know.
In exchange for these rare interviews (Fischer hasn't given a magazine or TV interview in thirty years), Sports Radio management has happily provided Fischer with hours of free airtime to spin his classic R&B records and to lash out at his enemies, both real and imagined.
Fischer categorizes these enemies—including the former New York mayor Ed Koch, both Presidents Bush, and the Times Mirror Corporation—as "Jews, secret Jews, or CIA rats who work for the Jews."
www.theatlantic.com /issues/2002/12/chun.htm   (503 words)

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