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, at age 13 he won a game which was dubbed "The Game of the Century". At age 14 he became the youngest ever U.S. Chess Champion, and at 15 he became both the youngest grandmaster (GM) up to that time and the youngest candidate for the World Championship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Fischer has received more than 11,906,200 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Bobby Fischer is the most popular chess player (up from 2nd in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from United States (down from 144th 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 376After him are Wilhelm Steinitz, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca, Mikhail Botvinnik, Emanuel Lasker, Tigran Petrosian, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1943, Bobby Fischer ranks 9Before him are Lech Wałęsa, Jim Morrison, George Harrison, Sharon Tate, Julio Iglesias, and Catherine Deneuve. After him are Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mick Jagger, Vangelis, Ben Kingsley, Keith Richards, and Joe Pesci. Among people deceased in 2008, Bobby Fischer ranks 6Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Yves Saint Laurent, Irena Sendler, Edmund Hillary, and Paul Newman. After him are Arthur C. Clarke, Charlton Heston, Suharto, Albert Hofmann, Samuel P. Huntington, and Chinghiz Aitmatov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby Fischer ranks 160 out of 15,968Before him are Carl Sagan (1934), Paul Newman (1925), Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), John Tyler (1790), and John Wayne (1907). After him are John Williams (1932), George Gershwin (1898), John Rawls (1921), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Samuel Colt (1814), and Coen brothers (null).

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), Isaac Kashdan (1905), Robert Byrne (1928), Arnold Denker (1914), Nick de Firmian (1957), and Fabiano Caruana (1992).