Petrosian Fischer
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Bobby Fischer | 1943-2008

Petrosian Fischer
Bobby Fischer, then a 15-year-old prodigy, plays a practice game against Russian grand master Tigran Petrosian at Moscow’s Central Chess Club in 1958. (Roy Essoyan / Associated Press)
Rechevsky Fischer
Fischer ponders his next move as challenger Samuel Reshevsky paces during the 1963 U.S. championship. (Associated Press)
In his prime
Fischer in 1971. (Associated Press)
Bobby Fischer
Fischer in New York in 1962. (Associated Press)
Bobby Fischer
Fischer, right, and Soviet Tigran Petrosian during a match in Argentina in 1971. (AFP/Getty Images)
Bobby Fischer
Fischer concentrates during a match.


FOR THE RECORD A previous version of this caption said Bobby Fischer is shown during a 1973 match. In fact, Fischer didn’t compete between 1973 and 1992. The date of the file photo is uncertain. (AFP/Getty Images)
Bobby Fischer
Fischer speaks to reporters during a press conference before his 1992 rematch with Russia’s Boris Spassky. (AFP)
Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky
Bobby Fischer, right, and Boris Spassky compete in Reykjavik, Iceland, in August 1972. (J.W. Green / Associated Press)
Bobby Fischer
Fischer after his release in 2005 after being held nine months by Japanese immigration authorities. (Everett Kennedy Brown / EPA)
Bobby Fischer
Fischer in Reykjavik in 2005. (John McConnico / Associated Press)
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