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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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  • 4 years ago

    garniktalavera

    Hold on Boris

  • 4 years ago

    Capltal

    my Best wishes for him to recoverInnocent

  • 4 years ago

    OstapBender-

    Ohh i feel so bad after reading this..

  • 4 years ago

    Serafima

    Dear  Boris  Vasilievich! I used to be your teammate in"Lokmotiv" (Sima Sokolovsckaya). Please get well soon.I will pray for you. 

  • 4 years ago

    kevinjin

    Go Spassky! Win the stroke like you won your chess games!

  • 4 years ago

    IM Kacparov

    Cry

  • 4 years ago

    crisy

    All the best Boris Vasilyevich; we're thinking of you.

  • 4 years ago

    wlapre

    OH, my! I really came to like him personally when he was fighting against Fischer in Iceland. Fischer was my chess idol, but he acted like a brat during the title games. Spassky was all class. Best of luck to him.

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