Bobby Fischer, Age 14

David M. Ewalt, Forbes Staff

The Geek Picture of the Day played the game of the century.

In this June 21, 1957 photo, fourteen-year-old chess sensation Bobby Fischer starts to make a move with his queen during a tournament match with Charles Saxon at the Manhattan Chess Club in New York.

Fischer lost the match, but just over a year later he became the youngest grandmaster ever. He died in 2008, and is considered one of the game’s greatest players.


(AP Photo/Hans Von Nolde)

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