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Bobby Fischer

Known for his eccentric personality, world-renowned chess player Bobby Fischer dropped off the radar for nearly 20 years following the highly publicized 1972 World Championship match. Fischer, an outspoken anti-Semite who renounced America several times throughout his career, briefly reappeared on the scene in 1992 to play Spassky in Yugoslavia, a match that was deemed illegal by then-President George H.W. Bush. Fischer escaped arrest and went on to live in various countries around the world, isolating himself completely from the sport and public that made him famous. Fischer died in a hospital in Iceland in 2008. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (PHOTO: AP)

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