Posts tagged: Bobby Fischer

Searching For Bobby Fischer and His DNA

United States chess champion and all-around oddball Bobby Fischer died in Iceland in January of 2008. Yesterday his body was exhumed, some DNA samples were taken and he was reinterred.

Bobby Fischer’s First Big Match

“On Bobby’s scorecard that day, it all looked so simple, so preordained. When it was over, in his typically illegible hand, he scrawled ‘Mate’ (it looked like ‘Mute’) — and then put on his jacket and left with his mom.”Remembering the 1956 match of chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and Donald Byrne.