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Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's Legal Woes

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Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's Legal Woes

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Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's Legal Woes

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's Legal Woes

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Former world chess Grand Champion Bobby Fischer was taken into custody Friday after attempting to leave Japan without a valid passport. Fischer has been wanted in the United States for playing a chess match in Yugoslavia in 1992, which at the time was a violation of United Nations sanctions. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Rene Chun, who wrote a profile of Bobby Fischer for the Atlantic Monthly, about the chess champion's legal troubles.