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

ghost_of_pushwood

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

ghost_of_pushwood

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

trump2020maga1
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.