Bobby Fischer - Oy, Bobby Fischer. His mother was Jewish, father not. Brilliant. Won the Championship in 72. Refused to play, and lost it. Joined Christian cult groups, made anti-semitic statements. High school drop-out who is a textbook example of the pros and cons of having an extremely limited world view. Fischer, in July, 99 he had to be yanked off a Hungarian Radio station for his insane and disgusting rantings.
Belarusian-born Israeli grandmaster, 2761
German-born Russian US grandmaster, 2644
Soviet Grandmaster and World Champion who lost his title to Bobby Fischer. His mother was Jewish, his father was not.
Ukrainian-born Soviet grandmaster
Austrian-born Serbian grandmaster
United States-born BJSHS grandmaster, 2618
Prussian/Polish/German-born English French
Polish/Ukrainian-born Canadian grandmaster
Ukrainian-born Soviet grandmaster, 2590
Belarusian/Polish-born French grandmaster
Famous chessplayer 1st half of 20th century. Best known now for the "Nimzowitsch-system" of openings
Ukrainian-born Slovenian grandmaster and World junior champion, 2710
Ukrainian-born Israeli grandmaster, 2602