Bobby Fischer

1943 - 2008

Bobby Fischer

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 8,790,988 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, Bobby Fischer ranks 2 out of 256Before him are Wilhelm Steinitz. After him are Boris Spassky, Alexander Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Botvinnik, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1943, Bobby Fischer ranks 8Before him are Lech Wałęsa, Robert De Niro, Julio Iglesias, Jim Morrison, George Harrison, and Catherine Deneuve. After him are Sharon Tate, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Vangelis, Mick Jagger, Ben Kingsley, and Elena Ferrante. Among people deceased in 2008, Bobby Fischer ranks 5Before him are Yves Saint Laurent, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Edmund Hillary, and Paul Newman. After him are Arthur C. Clarke, Albert Hofmann, Irena Sendler, Charlton Heston, Suharto, Samuel P. Huntington, and Chinghiz Aitmatov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bobby Fischer ranks 144 out of 12,171Before him are Jane Fonda (1937), Chuck Berry (1926), John Wayne (1907), J. D. Salinger (1919), Buzz Aldrin (1930), and George Gershwin (1898). After him are Thomas Kuhn (1922), Carl Sagan (1934), Peter Falk (1927), James Brown (1933), Sharon Tate (1943), 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), Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872), Reuben Fine (1914), William Lombardy (1937), Arnold Denker (1914), Larry Evans (1932), and Fabiano Caruana (1992).

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