Bobby Fischer

1943 - 2008

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Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, he won his first of a record eight US Championships at the age of 14. In 1964, he won with an 11–0 score, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Fischer has received more than 17,398,130 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Bobby Fischer is the most popular chess player, the 136th most popular biography from United States (down from 133rd in 2019) and the most popular American Chess Player.

Bobby Fischer is most famous for being the youngest American to ever win the World Chess Championship.

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Among chess players, Bobby Fischer ranks 1 out of 461After him are Wilhelm Steinitz, José Raúl Capablanca, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, Boris Spassky, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Botvinnik, Anatoly Karpov, Tigran Petrosian, Max Euwe, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1943, Bobby Fischer ranks 11Before him are Lech Wałęsa, Toto Cutugno, Julio Iglesias, Catherine Deneuve, Jim Morrison, and George Harrison. After him are Queen Silvia of Sweden, Vangelis, Sharon Tate, Roger Waters, Griselda Blanco, and Albano Carrisi. Among people deceased in 2008, Bobby Fischer ranks 2Before him is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. After him are Edmund Hillary, Yves Saint Laurent, Suharto, Paul Newman, Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Albert Hofmann, Irena Sendler, Charlton Heston, and Arthur C. Clarke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby Fischer ranks 136 out of 20,380Before him are William Faulkner (1897), Milton Friedman (1912), Patti Smith (1946), Will Smith (1968), Rosa Parks (1913), and William James (1842). After him are Edwin Hubble (1889), Phineas Gage (1823), Charles Bronson (1921), Tom Hanks (1956), Brad Pitt (1963), and Kirk Douglas (1916).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In United States

Among chess players born in United States, Bobby Fischer ranks 1After him are Paul Morphy (1837), Frank Marshall (1877), Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872), Reuben Fine (1914), William Lombardy (1937), Jackson Showalter (1860), Arnold Denker (1914), Nick de Firmian (1957), Isaac Kashdan (1905), Robert Byrne (1928), and Fabiano Caruana (1992).