What a sad end game for the greatest chess genius of all time. He was an anti Semite, even though his mother was Jewish, and he hated the US for trying to punish him for playing chess in Yugoslavia when it was under sanctions. In 1956, at the age of 13, Fischer played what some believe to be the most brilliant game of chess ever played. At a minimum it was the greatest game of the 20th Century. The game involved a queen sacrifice to a former US Open Champion chess player on move 17. Playing Black, Fischer inexorably crushed his opponent. 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 0-0 5.Bf4 d5 6.Qb3 dxc4 7.Qxc4 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Rd1 Nb6 10.Qc5 Bg4 11.Bg5 Na4 12.Qa3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Nxe4 14.Bxe7 Qb6 15.Bc4 Nxc3 16.Bc5 Rfe8+ 17.Kf1 Be6!! 18.Bxb6 Bxc4+ 19.Kg1 Ne2+ 20.Kf1 Nxd4+ 21.Kg1 Ne2+ 22.Kf1 Nc3+ 23.Kg1 axb6 24.Qb4 Ra4 25.Qxb6 Nxd1 26.h3 Rxa2 27.Kh2 Nxf2 28.Re1 Rxe1 29.Qd8+ Bf8 30.Nxe1 Bd5 31.Nf3 Ne4 32.Qb8 b5 33.h4 h5 34.Ne5 Kg7 35.Kg1 Bc5+ 36.Kf1 Ng3+ 37.Ke1 Bb4+ 38.Kd1 Bb3+ 39.Kc1 Ne2+ 40.Kb1 Nc3+ 41.Kc1 Rc2+ 0-1 In 1972, at the height of the Cold War, Fischer defeated Boris Spassky, the reigning World Champion to reach the pinnacle of the game. Fischer never returned to America after the early 90s, dying of kidney failure in Iceland on 17 January at the age of 64.