by the Mitchells

Dangerous Fugitives Brought to Justice

July 16th, 2004

>From the Star Tribune:

TOKYO — Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, wanted since 1992 for playing a tournament in Yugoslavia despite U.N. sanctions, has been detained in Japan, clearing the way for his extradition to the United States.

For as weird as I think it is that playing chess could be an indictable offense, how weird is Bobby Fischer that he has to add international intrigue to the game in order to come out of retirement. Still, I can think of less fun things than wandering the globe as a fugitive for 14 years with the help of $3.35 million.

Ladies and gentleman, Bobby Fischer has been found.