Reports | September 29, 2010 15:26

'Spassky's condition stable'

Boris SpasskyRussian media report that Boris Spassky is conscious, and his condition is stable. More than a week ago the 10th World Champion suffered from a stroke and was taken to hospital.

The Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports that Boris Spassky is in the ICU Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery in Moscow in a stable condition. RIA Novosti spoke with someone from the health facility, who said: "It is a cardiovascular intensive care unit but his condition is stable and does not cause concern." Apparently Spassky can move and eat on his own again.

More than a week ago Spassky was taken to the hospital in serious condition after suffering from a stroke. He's reportedly paralyzed on the left side of the body - arm and leg.

On October 1, 2006, Spassky also suffered a stroke, during a chess lecture in San Francisco. From this he recovered well. Spassky was in Moscow as a special guest at the Women Blitz Championship, together with Nona Gaprindashvili and others.

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CAL|Daniel's picture

woo! live on Spassky!

Zeblakov's picture

Great !! God save Spassky and then the Queen.

szacharnia's picture

Trzymajcie kciuki za Borysa Spasskiego (Poland)

Dante Zuniga's picture

Thanks for the good news,i hope and pray that he will recover soon.

Giorgio Piva's picture

Thanks God!
He has been my first chess-hero!

Arvin's picture

Good news! Hope he will recover well just like he did back in 2006.

jhoravi's picture

Good news for us but Fischer must be disappointed. His welcome match preparation is spoiled.

noyb's picture

Wonderful news. I pray that he recovers fully and we can once again enjoy his lively stories and warm company. Bravo Boris Vasilievich!

Jagdish Dube.'s picture

Long live Boris Spassky.!!!!!

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