Bobby Fischer was once a famous chess player, since everyone noticed because he wasn't Russian. He became the youngest grandmaster at the time, touring the world with the Furious Five.
He was famous for being tempermental and lost his champion title by default after the number and positioning of Little Debbie Snack Cakes could not be agreed upon. He became the man without a country when he participated in a match against then-champion Boris Spassky. The venue, Jugoslavia, was under embargo by the US at the time and Fischer's passport was revoked. He eventually moved to Iceland where today he plays chess against seagulls and drunks on the beach.