Friday, January 18, 2008

Checkmate, Game Over

Reclusive chess master Bobby Fischer has died at the age of 64.

Guess he didn't care much for the USA:

Fischer fell foul of U.S. authorities by playing a match against Spassky in Yugoslavia in 1992, at a time when the country was the target of sanctions during Belgrade's war with breakaway republics.
He vanished after the match, for which he won $3 million, and resurfaced only after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. In an interview with a Philippine radio station, Fischer praised the strikes and said he wanted to see America "wiped out."

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