Sunday, January 20, 2008

Where is he? Where is he?

I'm a little late posting this, but Bobby Fischer passed away Thursday at the age of 64. For those of you who don't know who he is, here is his resume:

Chess World Champion
Child Prodigy
Single handedly defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War
Held the title "International Grand Master" at age 15. Eat your heart out, Esquires, Juniors, and III's.
Topic of one of Saturday Night Live's greatest skits

There are two strange coincidences in his death. First, he died in Reykjavik, the city where he defeated Boris Spassky in 1972. Also, he died at age 64, which is the number of spaces on a Chess board!

He's got too much of a roller coaster life to get into, but needless to say, he was the most influential Chess player of all time. At least now we know where he is.

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