Trivia: Who did chess whiz Bobby Fischer famously defeat in 1972?
Correct Answer: Boris Spassky
So why is this answer correct? : Bobby Fischer became the youngest-ever U.S. chess champion when he was just 14, and earned the title of grandmaster the next year. In 1972, the “Match of the Century” took place between Fischer and the reigning world champion at the time, Soviet player Boris Spassky. Fischer won the match with enough flair that it justified all the media attention, making him the first U.S.-born world champion.