Rochester, New York Events Calendar

This calendar is maintained by Michael Lionti, the USCF Chief Tournament Director for the Community Chess Club of Rochester (CCCR) and the Rochester Chess Center. In the near future, an email address will be provided here to submit chess event information taking place in our community.

Bobby Fischer left high school in 1958 to become the first Western player to make a living solely from playing chess. Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky in 1972 to capture the world chess championship, employing an aggressive, attacking style of play. Fisher's victory represented a first for an American; he held the title until 1975 when the International Chess Federation stripped him of his title in a dispute.

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Reference information for Bobby Fischer & photo came from MS Encarta Encylopedia 2000