Bobby Fischer Stays In Jail

Looks like Bobby Fischer is headed back to the U.S. after a Japanese court refused to free Fischer and allow him to leave Japan on an Icelandic passport. A grand jury will convene next month to hear a tax evasion case against the chess legend, and if he is indicted the United States will extradite him from Japan.

The U.S. originally revoked his passport because of a 1992 chess re-match with Boris Spassky. The re-match was held in Yugoslavia, violating U.S. sanctions against Americans competing in the country.

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