Biography: Bobby Fischer

Biography: Bobby Fischer

Chess World Champion at the Age of 15yrs old.

Robert James “Bobby” Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess Grandmaster and the 11th World Chess Champion. He is widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. Fischer was also a best-selling chess author. After ending his competitive career, he proposed a new variant of chess and a modified chess timing system: His idea of adding a time increment after each move is now standard, and his variant Chess960 is gaining in popularity.

Widely considered a “chess legend”, at age 13 Fischer won a “brilliancy” that became known as The Game of the Century. Starting at age 14, he played in eight United States Championships, winning each by at least a point. At 15½, he became both the youngestgrandmaster and the youngest candidate for the World Championship up until that time.

Added on: January 27th, 2012

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