He was 64. Clipping found in Chicago Tribune in Chicago, Illinois on Jun 8, 1959. Bobby Fischer became the youngest-ever U.S. chess champion when he was 14, and earned the title of grandmaster the next year. Bobby Fischer. Letelier defeated Fischer in 1959 at Mar del Plata, in a game which according to Mednis (How to Beat Bobby Fischer), featured Fischer's worst move ever. I only know of three matches that Fischer ever lost: * A two-game match against Max Euwe in 1957 (when he was 14 years old) * A rapid match against Tigran Petrosian in 1958. Dieter Keller of Switzerland defeated Bobby Fischer from New York: https://bobby-fischer-1959.blogspot.com His youthful intemperance and brilliant playing drew the attention of the American public to the game of chess, particularly when he won the world championship in 1972. Such was the beauty of one of Fischer’s victories in their head-to-head, the defeated Spassky joined the … Fischer had a +3−1=0 score against Letelier. On September 1, 1972, in what’s billed as the “Match of the Century,” American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky … Bobby Fischer may have been the best player the world had ever seen, but he became, for the last 30-plus years of his life, the chess world's mad-recluse uncle. Bobby Fischer, American-born chess master who became the youngest grandmaster in history when he received the title in 1958. In 1972, the “Match of the Century” took place between Fischer and the reigning world champion at the time, Soviet player Boris Spassky. The present excitement resembles the furor in 1972 when Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Reykjavik, Iceland to become the … Bobby Fischer, the enigmatic American chess genius who became a Cold War hero with his 1972 defeat of Soviet champion Boris Spassky but fell from grace in … Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess genius, has died of kidney failure at a hospital in Iceland. In March 1964, Harold Dondis was carried out of the Wachusett Chess Club in Fitchburg on the shoulders of his peers after he defeated future world champion Bobby Fischer. DENVER, July 6 — Bobby Fischer, moving forward in his quest for the World's Chess Championship, defeated Bent Larsen of Denmark in 41 moves in …