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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2014.
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Norwegian upstart tries to unseat Indian chess champ in Chennai

CHENNAI, India, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- An epic chess match got under way Saturday in the Indian city of Chennai, between local hero Viswanathan Anand and Norwegian upstart Magnus Carlsen.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
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Artist LeRoy Neiman dead at 91

Artist LeRoy Neiman dead at 91

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Artist LeRoy Neiman, known for documenting sports events and public life through his sketches and paintings, has died in New York, his family said. He was 91.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
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Chess champ didn't father love child

Chess champ didn't father love child

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The late U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer wasn't the father of a 9-year-old Filipino girl named Jinky Young, a court in Iceland has been told.

Chess champ Fischer's body to be exhumed

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 17 (UPI) -- An Icelandic court has ruled the body of chess champion Bobby Fischer can be exhumed to settle disputes over his estate, amid claims he fathered a love child.

'Bobby Fischer' bio-pic in the works

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. producer-director Damian Chapa is set to begin shooting his new Bobby Fischer bio-picture next month, Amadeus Pictures announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2008.
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Chess legend Bobby Fischer dead at 64

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Bobby Fischer, a former world chess champion famous for a 1972 match against a Soviet champion, has died in Iceland after a long illness. He was 64.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.
By United Press International

ABC sportscaster Bill Flemming dies

PETOSKEY, Mich., July 26 (UPI) -- Bill Flemming, an announcer on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" also known for his coverage of Olympics, college football and golf, died in Michigan at age 80.

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UPI almanac for Friday, March 9, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006.
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Today is Thursday, March 9, the 68th day of 2006 with 297 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2005 with 56 to follow.
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Bobby Fischer drops suit against U.S.

SAN DIEGO, April 12 (UPI) -- Chess legend Bobby Fischer, living in exile in Iceland after being expelled from Japan, dropped his lawsuit against the United States.

U.S. ''disappointed' by Fischer departure

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said Thursday it was "disappointed" former Chess champion Bobby Fischer was not returned to the United States.

Japan to let Fischer leave for Iceland

TOKYO, March 23 (UPI) -- Ignoring U.S. requests, Japan has decided to let former world chess champion Bobby Fischer go to Iceland, the BBC reported Wednesday.
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