Play Like Boris Spassky

Play Like Boris Spassky

Find the moves in Wolrd Champion Spassky's greatest games!

Boris Spassky was the 10th World Champion, and one of the few players in history to successfully qualify for a title match more than once. Spassky played two title matches with Tigran Petrosian, winning the 2nd in 1969. He held the title until he lost a dramatic match to Bobby Fischer in 1972. Follow along and find the moves in five of Spassky's greatest games. Start winning like Spassky today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Find out how Spassky won a brilliant miniature when Larsen tried Larsen's Opening!
  • Use a King's Gambit to beat David Bronstein!
  • Find your way to victory against World Champions Petrosian and Fischer!
Play Like Boris Spassky: Larsen vs Spassky

Play Like Boris Spassky: Larsen vs Spassky

In this game from the 1970 USSR vs Rest of World match, Spassky punished Larsen's unusual opening play and won an amazing miniature.
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Play Like Boris Spassky: Spassky vs Bronstein

Play Like Boris Spassky: Spassky vs Bronstein

Spassky played the King's Gambit and was the player putting on the fireworks against the great David Bronstein!
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Play Like Boris Spassky: Spassky vs Petrosian Part 1

Play Like Boris Spassky: Spassky vs Petrosian Part 1

Spassky played two exciting matches with World Champion Petrosian. After losing narrowly to Petrosian in 1966, Spassky won the candidates a 2nd time in 1969 and took the title.
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Play Like Boris Spassky: Spassky vs Petrosian Part 2

Play Like Boris Spassky: Spassky vs Petrosian Part 2

After 18 games, the 1969 match between Spassky and Petrosian was tied. In the 19th game, Spassky played a brilliant attack in a sharp Sicilian.
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Play Like Boris Spassky: Spassky vs Fischer

Play Like Boris Spassky: Spassky vs Fischer

This game was Spassky's last win in his match with Bobby Fischer, a demolition of Fischer's favorite Najdorf defense.
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Play Like Boris Spassky

Master Games
5 Lessons
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5 Challenges
Released October 23, 2019
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