Robert James Fischer
Also Known As:
Robert D. James
Age at Death:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
- the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Chess champion, in 1972 became the only American chessplayer to become the official World Chess Champion. His title was taken away in 1975. Lived in Hungary and Japan and Iceland, which granted him citizenship. Died in Iceland. Vocal anti-American and anti-Semitic statements. Invented a new type of digital chess clock.
Considered the greatest chess player who ever lived. United States Chess Hall of Fame