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Boris Spassky Seriously Ill

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/23/10, 9:48 AM.

Russian news sources are reporting that the former world champion, Boris Vasilievich Spassky is seriously ill, having been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

Spassky, now 73 years old, fully recovered from a previous stroke in 2006, but the tone of news reports suggest that this time it is more serious, and the tenth world champion is fighting for his life.

Spassky was world chess champion from 1969 until 1972, taking the title from Tigran Petrosian and losing it to Bobby Fischer.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Boris Vasilievich!

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  • 5 years ago


    GOD Bless

  • 5 years ago


    You will win the fight. Just winning chess games. Be well with prayer.

  • 5 years ago


    We will put you in our prayers for your speedy recovery.

  • 5 years ago


    things will work out how they should. Mr.Spassky i wish you and you family comfort in troubled times. your games have provided my inspiration for years, you are a god of the immortal game. best of luck.

  • 5 years ago


    Get well, Boris! Until about a week ago I didn't realize it, but he's probably my favourite World Champion of all!

  • 5 years ago


    I don't want to sound rude but no human lives forever, but his games will

  • 5 years ago


    Wishing on your soonest recovery Boris........

  • 5 years ago


    He is the greatest gentleman among the world champions! Only the gentlemanship of Tarrasch could be compared to his gentlemanship! Boris, get well!

  • 5 years ago


    Great chessplayer! Hoping for his best!

  • 5 years ago


    My prayers are with you

  • 5 years ago


    im sure there are better pics of his

  • 5 years ago


    You are constantly in my prayers, Boris.

  • 5 years ago


    post a chess game please

  • 5 years ago


    Mind over Body is the key for you to be victorious.  You can do it as you always did. It is a blessing  such an extraordiary person like Boris Spassky is borne and never die.   The gift of mental capcity of this caliber is not been given to every one, but given to few special persons to guide and still to be humbel.

    Get well soon, you are needed.

  • 5 years ago


    We earnestly hope that You will be able to escape the attempted checkmate of life! Wish you a Speedy Recovery, Boris.
  • 5 years ago


    Hope u recover soonSmile

  • 5 years ago


  • 5 years ago


    My HOPES and PRAYERS for Mr.Spassky, i wish a quick and fast recovery. Guys PRAYERS for this great man.

  • 5 years ago


    Wishing you a very speedy recovery.  Get well soon.

  • 5 years ago


    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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