Bobby Fischer

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Tobey Maguire Masters More Than Chess as Bobby Fischer

Critics give the actor thumbs up all around

(Newser) - In Pawn Sacrifice, Tobey Maguire plays troubled American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer, who will eventually battle Russian chess master Boris Spassky at the 1972 World Chess Championship. But can any actor really get inside Fischer's head? Here's what critics are saying:
  • Richard Roeper sums up the film as
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Iceland Exhumes Bobby Fischer in Paternity Claim

DNA will settle woman's claim he fathered 9-year-old Jinky Young

(Newser) - Authorities in Iceland have exhumed the body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines. A police commissioner said Fischer's corpse was dug up "in a professional and dignified way and according to law. The privacy of... More »

Iceland to Dig Up Bobby Fischer's Body

Court orders it exhumed for DNA testing

(Newser) - Iceland’s Supreme Court has ordered Bobby Fischer’s body exhumed for DNA testing that could help resolve the stalemate over the weird chess legend’s estate. The testing should determine whether he was really the father of Jinky Young, a 9-year-old Philippines girl, whose mother has laid claim to... More »

Chess King Bobby Fischer Dies

Troubled genius dies in Iceland at age 64

(Newser) - Chess master Bobby Fischer, who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned Russian Boris Spassky in 1972, has died at age 64 in Iceland, the AP reports. Fischer is considered by many to be the greatest chess player ever, but his genius for the game was often overshadowed by... More »

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