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Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:01
Boris Spassky, who left France last year and moved back to his native country Russia, no longer represents the French Chess Federation. The website of the Russian Chess Federation reports that Spassky "began representing Russia". In 1977 Spassky emigrated to France, but retained Soviet citizenship and with it the right to play under the USSR flag...
Tal Memorial: Nakamura wins the blitz, full pairings now known
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 21:05
Hikaru Nakamura won the blitz tournament which opened the 8th Tal Memorial super tournament in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. The American grandmaster finished on an undefeated 7/9, half a point more than Vishy Anand. In ranking order of the blitz final standings, the players could choose their lot numbers and this led to the following first round...
Boris Spassky attended a handicap tournament in Moscow
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:49
Boris Spassky visited the traditional handicap chess tournament which was held on Sunday in the Central House of Chess in Moscow. The 10th World Champion came to the tournament together with organizer Evgeny Vasiukov and together they opened the tournament. This was reported by Chess-News. Eugene Potemkin filmed Spassky. Boris Spassky on Sunday |...
Boris Spassky
Friday, October 05, 2012 11:58
For the first time since he moved back from France to Russia, Boris Spassky has appeared in front of a TV camera and the footage has appeared online. The 10th World Champion is doing reasonably well, and says he was not abducted but chose to return to Moscow himself. Abduction or escape? What actually happened to chess legend Boris Spassky, who...
Boris Spassky at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden
Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:19
Statements by Boris Spassky's sister, Iraida Spasskaya, have shed new light on the recent interview with the 10th World Champion. According to Spasskaya the description of what happened is not accurate, and she worries about her brother's safety. Boris Spassky at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden Last Friday we reported on a rather puzzling interview...
Boris Spassky at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden
Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:58
In a shocking interview for one of the leading Russian newspapers Komsomolskaya Pravda, Boris Spassky says he was "mistreated" and "kept in captivity" in France, after being diagnosed with a stroke in September 2010. The 10th World Champion has chosen to return to Russia. Boris Spassky at the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden In September 2010 we reported...
Auction of a fabled chessboard
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Monday, April 02, 2012 8:59
40 years after the Fischer-Spassky "Match of the Century" in 1972, one of the chessboards that was used during the match is up for auction. Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in Copenhagen offers the chess board together with the chess table and two matching side tables, of which three copies were created, as well as chess pieces and a clock that were...
Boris Spassky turns 75
Monday, January 30, 2012 13:14
Today is the 75th birthday of 10th World Champion Boris Vasilievich Spassky. Taking over the title from Tigran Petrosian in 1969, Spassky lost his title in the famous "Match of the Century" against Bobby Fischer in 1972. Spassky is the oldest living former World Champion. Spassky at the 1984 Thessaloniki Olympiad | Photo Gerhard Hund Spassky was...