Bobby Fischer was a chess prodigy. A movie was made about him - a great movie - because he was such a young world champion. But the late...

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Chess prodigy and formed world champion Bobby Fischer has passed away.

The recluse - who became an unlikely Cold War hero after defeating Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky in 1972 - died in Reykjavik yesterday. He was 64.

Fischer - who was the subject of Searching for Bobby Fischer, a surprisingly great film about chess - actually renounced his U.S. citizenship later in life.