Bobby Fischer Center

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Bobby Fischer Center
Bobby Fischer 1972.jpg
Bobby Fischer in 1972
Established March 9, 2013 (March 9, 2013)
Location Austurvegur 21, 800 Selfoss, Iceland
Coordinates 63°56′15″N 20°59′47″W / 63.93748°N 20.99649°W / 63.93748; -20.99649
Type Biographical Chess Museum
Collection size Small
Director Gunnar Finnlaugsson
Website Bobby Fischer Center

The Bobby Fischer Center (Icelandic: Fischersetur) is a small non-profit biographical museum housing memorabilia of the 1972 World Chess Champion, Bobby Fischer.[1][2] The museum is located in Selfoss, Iceland.[1][2]


The Bobby Fischer Centre have on display photos, the scoresheets, a printout for the radiation measurements demanded by Boris Spassky´s delegation after the 17th game and a replica of the chessboard used during the World Chess Championship 1972.[3][4] The museum includes interesting artifacts related to Fischer's stay in Iceland from 2005 to 2008, including Fischer's chair from the antiquarian bookshop Bókin in Reykjavík.[3]

Other activities

The building facilitates the Chess Club of Selfoss and Vicinity to play and learn about chess. In addition, the building is a venue for chess exhibitions and presentations.[5]

Fischer's grave


Fischer´s grave site is at Laugardælir cemetery ( 63°57′0″N 20°58′0″W / 63.95000°N 20.96667°W / 63.95000; -20.96667 ), a few hundred metres away from the Bobby Fischer Center.[3][6]


  1. ^ a b Bobby Fischer Center
  2. ^ a b Iceland Review
  3. ^ a b c Visit South Iceland
  4. ^ FaceBook
  5. ^ Bobby Fischer Center - Charter
  6. ^ Chessbase: Bobby Fischer buried in Iceland

External links

  • Bobby Fischer Center Homepage
  • FaceBook - Bobby Fischer Center
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