Bobby Fischer, America?s 28-year-old chess grandmaster, is preparing for the most important event to far in his deadly serious playing life shown August 26, 1971: a single-handed, pawn-to-pawn confrontation with the entire Russian chess establishment, for the world championship in chess. If the Brooklyn born Fischer wins, he?ll be the first American ever to hold the official title, and the first non-Russian victor in 25 years. (AP Photo)