Fischer, Robert

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Fischer, Robert


(also Bobby Fischer). Born Mar. 9, 1943, in Chicago, III. American chess player. International grandmaster (1958). World champion from 1972 to 1975, after defeating B. V. Spassky; lost title after declining a match with the Soviet grandmaster A. E. Karpov.

Fischer won the US championship many times between 1957 and 1970. He won the interzonal tournaments in Stockholm (1962) and Palma de Mallorca (1970). In 1971, Fischer won the World Championship Candidates’ Tournament, defeating the grandmasters M. E. Taimanov, B. Larsen, and T. V. Petrosian. He has also won several international tournaments, including those in Mar del Plata (1960), where B. V. Spassky placed second, Monte Carlo (1966 and 1967), Rovinj-Zagreb (1970), and Buenos Aires (1970). After becoming world champion, Fischer withdrew from official chess competition.


In Russian translation:
Moi 60 pamiatnykh partii. Moscow, 1972.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Derk Pereboom y Manuel Vargas, Four Views on Free Will, Blackwell, Malden, 2007, 232 pp.
Prints and Multiples with Polly Apfelbaum, Lydia Dona, John Giorno, Roland Fischer, Robert Harms, Stephen Hendee, Scott Kilgour, Jenifer Kobylarz, Emil Lukas, Beatriz Milhazes, Antonio Murado, James Nares, Tom Slaughter, Lisa Stefanelli, David Urban, Leslie Wayne, Stephen Westfall, Ray Charles White