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Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer

Fischer defiant as he flies to freedom

CHESS genius Bobby Fischer was due to arrive in Iceland a free man last night after he was released from the Japanese prison where he has spent the last nine months.

Fischer checks in for Iceland exile

FORMER world chess champion Bobby Fischer left Japan for Iceland today following his release from an eight-month detention.

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US chessmaster Fischer to get Icelandic citizenship

ICELAND’S parliament voted yesterday to grant citizenship to the fugitive United States chess legend Bobby Fischer.

Chess grandmaster may sue for release

THE legal team supporting Bobby Fischer’s campaign for freedom have demanded that the Japanese government release the chess genius and allow him to leave the country by the end of the week or face a lawsuit.

Chess ace boils over in egg row

CHESS grand master Bobby Fischer was placed in solitary confinement at a Japanese immigration detention centre for four days after a fracas with guards over a boiled egg.

Japan urged to free jailed chess master

SUPPORTERS of the chess master Bobby Fischer petitioned a Japanese court yesterday to free him immediately and let him go to Iceland, where he has been granted residency, rather than deport him to the United States, where he is a wanted man.

Fischer fans in court bid

SUPPORTERS of former chess champion Bobby Fischer petitioned a Japanese court today not to deport him to the United States, where he is a wanted man.

Iceland rejects Fischer gambit

ICELAND has rejected a request by the United States to drop the offer of a residency permit for former chess champion Bobby Fischer, officials said yesterday.

Fugitive chess master offered home in Iceland

FUGITIVE chess master Bobby Fischer has been offered a new home in Iceland, where he won a classic victory in 1972, but it is unclear whether he will be able to make the move from his detention in Japan.

Fischer move faces check

CHESS master Bobby Fischer has been offered a new home in Iceland, but it is not clear if he will be able to make the move from Japan, where he is being detained.

Fischer deportation blocked

TROUBLED former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has won a temporary reprieve from deportation to the US by Japan.

Chess champ loses latest round in deportation fight

JAPAN yesterday ordered the deportation of former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, rejecting his demand for protection as a political refugee.

Chess champ held in check

FORMER world chess champion Bobby Fischer has appealed after a Tokyo court rejected his bid to halt deportation procedures from Japan, a fate he is also trying to escape by marrying a Japan chess great.

Love match

THE Japanese woman who plans to marry the former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, who is facing deportation from Japan to the United States for violating sanctions, says their feelings are genuine.

Chess champion takes his queen

IN A bold gambit worthy of the chess champion he once was, Bobby Fischer plans to wed a Japanese woman in the hope of avoiding deportation home to the United States, where he is wanted for breaking sanctions.

Chess legend faces boot

THE Japanese government is preparing to deport chess legend Bobby Fischer for staying in the country on an invalid passport, immigration officials said today.

A fine wine in a flawed vessel - the man who revolutionised chess

THE stunning news of Bobby Fischer’s arrest in Japan came at a moment in which the American former world chess champion was already very much on my mind. I am currently finishing the fourth of my six-volume series on the game’s great players, and it is precisely this volume of which Robert James Fischer, forever known as Bobby, is the star.

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