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A former world champion, to me, a living chess legend, the last person that played the great Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky turned 76 today. I wish him a happy birthday and a long life. Here are some of my favorite games from him:
Happy birthday, Boris. I would have loved to attend one of his lectures.
Great thread, thanks! :)
A truly great player and a relatively normal human being for a World Champion! He's always going to be defined by the match with FIscher but his legacy should be more than that. Its a sign of his greatness that he came back to win the ultra tough Soviet championship the year after he lost to Fischer and was a candidate again in 1977 and 1980, not to mention winning a really strong Linares event in 1983. Its not true that the 1972 match destroyed two careers as is often said.
I wish a very happy birthday to one of my favorite chessplayers!
I had the privilege of attending one of Boris Spassky's talks/lectures at Trinity College Dublin.
The man is a great raconteur and a thorough gentleman.
Happy Birthday and good health to you, Boris!
Am I jealous; and what you say is what my friends have told me. And this is a great thread.
Besides which, how many people ever had one of their games featured in a James Bond film?
Yeah, how cool is that?
Great to see Boris attending tournaments!
If you were to pick someone, anyone, to be World Champion, who would it be?
by AGW2016 a few minutes ago
Of course you owe a rematch
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Help with filtering out just moves in .pgn
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Thoughts on people who illegally download chess books?
by bbeltkyle89 5 minutes ago
demanding a forfeit?
by BlueKnightShade 6 minutes ago
chess game analysis
by vishalgoelusa 9 minutes ago
Tired of sandbagging players
by weakatbullet 14 minutes ago
Create a Frankenstein chess player!
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