Llegendary Bobby Fischer would have turned 76 on March, 09 2019.
11th world chess champion, he became grandmaster at 15 and defeated Boris Spassky for the world championship in 1972. In the times of Cold War between the US and USSR, this match attracted unprecedented worldwide interest and remains one of the most famous chess encounters of all times.
Fischer made numerous lasting contributions to chess. The prize funds of the championships significantly increased due to his principal demands, his timing system with increment after each move is now a standard practice in tournaments, his variant of chess called “Fischer Random” or “Chess960” made it to serious competitions and is part of modern chess culture.
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