Bobby Fischer dies aged 64

Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer died yesterday in Iceland after a long battle with illness, according to

Fischer was born 9th March 1943 in the US and became famous for beating Boris Spassky from the Soviet Union in 1972.

Fischer was wanted by the US for breaking international sanctions by playing a rematch against Spassky in the former Yugoslavia in 1992. He later renounced his American citizenship and was granted Icelandic citizenship as a way to avoid being deported the US.

Fischer lived in Japan for a few years before moving to Iceland in 2005. He is considered by many to be one of the best chess players of all time.

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