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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 14,976,079 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Bobby Fischer is the most popular chess player, the 133rd most popular biography from United States (up from 160th 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 374After him are Wilhelm Steinitz, José Raúl Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Botvinnik, Nona Gaprindashvili, Max Euwe, Tigran Petrosian, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1943, Bobby Fischer ranks 10Before him are Lech Wałęsa, Julio Iglesias, Jim Morrison, Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Tate, and Mick Jagger. After him are Queen Silvia of Sweden, George Harrison, Vangelis, Keith Richards, Ben Kingsley, and Joe Pesci. Among people deceased in 2008, Bobby Fischer ranks 3Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Yves Saint Laurent. After him are Paul Newman, Edmund Hillary, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Arthur C. Clarke, Irena Sendler, Suharto, Samuel P. Huntington, Charlton Heston, and Albert Hofmann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby Fischer ranks 133 out of 18,182Before him are Linus Pauling (1901), Clark Gable (1901), Dr. Seuss (1904), Sharon Tate (1943), William Faulkner (1897), and Kirk Douglas (1916). After him are Barbra Streisand (1942), John Adams (1735), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Billy the Kid (1859), Amelia Earhart (1897), and Vin Diesel (1967).

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), Reuben Fine (1914), Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872), William Lombardy (1937), Jackson Showalter (1860), Isaac Kashdan (1905), Arnold Denker (1914), Robert Byrne (1928), Nick de Firmian (1957), and Fabiano Caruana (1992).