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Bobby Fischer Dead

The chess star and borderline personality has died in Iceland.

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After beating Russian world champion Boris Spassky in a highly publicized match in 1972, Fischer's fortunes went downhill. He became paranoid, anti-Semitic, eventually renounced his U.S. citizenship in protest and moved to Reykjavik.

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