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WHM: Bobby Fischer wins World Chess Championship

This week's World History Moment takes us to Iceland, and a major battle in a long war. On September 1, 1972, Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky for the World Chess Championship. Historian John Schmidt tells us what happened. (photo: Boris Spassky, right, starts the 11th game against Bobby Fischer in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia, Sept. 19, 1992. (AP Photo/Milos Vukadinovic))

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