Friday, January 18, 2008

Bobby Fischer has Passed Away

Bobby Fischer's death was reported by the associated press early this morning. Fischer, arguably the world's greatest chess player, was born in 1943 and had a full and rich life in the world of chess and went on to represent his country in a time of high tension during the cold war in his famous match with Spassky in 1972.

Bobby leaves us a lot to remember him by, and not only in the world of chess. Although people were very critical of his recent anti-war anti-American statements, there can be no question that the world in general has lost a very influential and interesting personality today. Fischer was 64 years old.

For the full story, please visit the associated press.

Rest in peace Bobby.


mq1982 said...

His legacy will live on.

RIP Robert Fischer.

Christian said...

One of the few who has been truly immortalized by the immortal game. Though Fischer's greatest chess-achievement may be yet to come: the rise of Fischerandom chess.