Bobby Fischer Slideshow on TIME LightBox

Harry Benson is known for his stunning portraits and candid shots. Perhaps one of his most elusive subjects of all time is Bobby Fischer, the chess mastermind who won the World Championship while Benson photographed him behind the scenes. In time, Benson and Fischer developed a friendship; because of this Fischer allowed Harry unprecedented access to his life, confiding in Benson while shunning others.

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by Harry Benson