Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer in March 2005 as he left Japan for Iceland, where he lived out his final years.
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June 10, 2013 Edward Snowden has said he may seek asylum in Iceland. Getting there from Hong Kong, to which he has fled, may not be possible. But Iceland has intervened before to offer safe haven to someone wanted in the U.S. Chess champion Bobby Fischer spent his last years there.
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