He was obsessive, explosive, rude, and some believe that he was a dangerous psychotic. Yet, countless people both inside and outside of the chess world adore the late Bobby Fischer. Today is his birthday, he would have been 72 today and we take a moment today to honor the man who inspired countless people to take up chess around the world! In recognition of his birthday, here is the so-called Game of the Century played in 1956 against Donald Byrne.
Wesley Surber is a theologian and chess enthusiast in San Antonio, Texas. He has an extensive background and experience in military operations, tactics, and healthcare. In addition, he received his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University in 2016 and is an active member of Vineyard USA. In his spare time, he blogs for Campfire Chess and enjoys chess, horror movies, reading, video games, and as much family time as he can get.