Sad End

Bobby Fischer is in Japanese custody:

In a bizarre end game, Bobby Fischer – the chess world’s most eccentric star – was taken into custody after trying to fly out of Japan with an invalid passport. Checkmate.

Wanted at home for attending a 1992 match in Yugoslavia despite international sanctions, the American former world champion had managed to stay one move ahead of the law by living abroad and being sheltered by chess devotees.


Of course, given Fischer’s — ah — odd views, he’ll probably claim he’s a sacrificed pawn in the Global Jewish Conspiracy.


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