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  1. 25 Sep '10 01:20
    Very sad news.

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6692
  2. 25 Sep '10 01:23
    These things always come in 3's I guess.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Sep '10 04:34
    I can imagine Boris and Bobby playing forever on the big chessboard in the sky. We should find a new constellation to name after them.
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Sep '10 11:49
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I can imagine Boris and Bobby playing forever on the big chessboard in the sky. We should find a new constellation to name after them.
    Rec'd.
  5. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    29 Sep '10 16:48
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I can imagine Boris and Bobby playing forever on the big chessboard in the sky. We should find a new constellation to name after them.
    Hold on he's not gone yet.
  6. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    03 Oct '10 22:11
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Very sad news.

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6692
    I agree, a sad day. Spassky was cast as an evil figure by the American press during the 72 match with Fischer. Few in America realized however Spassky was not interested in the cold war, or in politics. He was just a chess player. Even though he lost to Fischer, Spassky seemed. the more mentally stable of the two.
  7. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    03 Oct '10 23:55
    incidently I've been going through his closed sicilian games the last few days, there's some great stuff in there. especially in the 60s and 70s he was simply lethal with it.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?playercomp=white&pid=21136&eco=B25&title=Spassky+playing+Sicilian,+Closed+(B25)+as+White+