Originally posted by petrosianpupil
Former world champion?
He will not thank you for that.
Nobody has ever beat him since he won the championship. He won the return match with Spassky.
Don't get me wrong, I greatly admire Bobby's chess skill. He's probably still very strong, even though we'll probably never know for sure. But he refused to play Karpov in '75. To avoid having his WC title stripped from him, he actually renounced his title. Concerning his "rematch" with Spassky in '92, Spassky wasn't the reigning WC at the time. So, yes, Bobby is actually a former world champion, even if you hate to admit it.