Really funny how the Soviet that Fischer beat was world champion but is only famous for losing


And incidentally, Spassky was one of the alltime greats.  Even Bob thought so.


And not too many people play games that show up in James Bond movies. wink.png

ghost_of_pushwood wrote:
trump2020maga1 wrote:

Spassky had a lot of help from his government. The soviets had a lot of pride in the chess players so he got helped by them as much as possible. 

I don't know about that.  How'd he end up in France?

Honestly  I don't know a lot about the topic and I'm just repeating what I heard. If you did your research your probably right.