Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Bobby Fischer, 1943-2008
Bobby Fischer, March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008, was buried today. The funeral was at the Laugardalur Catholic Church just outside of Selfoss, which is about 37 miles south of Reykjavik. According to Reverend Kristinn Agust Fridfinnsson, Fischer's Last Will And Testament mandated a private ceremony with only a few people in attendance. Gardar Sverrisson and Miyoko Watai were among those present.
According to the archives of the former GothicChessLive.com server, the last game played by Fischer was on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at approximately 1:32 PM Eastern. It was a 10/0 game against me where he let 7 minutes come off of his clock at the start of the game before making move 1. The game went 55 moves ending in a repetition draw with Bobby still having about 30 seconds on his clock. The 'umbra' account on GothicChessLive never signed on again.