Former world chess champ dies

Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has died aged 64.The American player became famous for beating the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in 1972 Fischer, who had been ill for some time, was granted Icelandic citizenship in 2005 as a way to avoid being deported the US where he was wanted for breaking international sanctions by playing a match in the former Yugoslavia in 1992.

Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has died aged 64.

The American player became famous for beating the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in 1972

Fischer, who had been ill for some time, was granted Icelandic citizenship in 2005 as a way to avoid being deported the US where he was wanted for breaking international sanctions by playing a match in the former Yugoslavia in 1992.