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|May-08-15|| ||A.T PhoneHome: Spassky vs E S Stoliar, 1957|
<- In my opinion a wonderful game by Spassky!
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <My forte was the middlegame. I had a good feeling for the critical moments of the play. This undoubtedly compensated for my lack of opening preparation and, possibly, not altogether perfect play in the endgame. In my games things often did not reach the endgame!> - Boris Spassky.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Boris Vasilievich was the only top-class player of his generation who played gambits regularly and without fear ... Over a period of 30 years he did not lose a single game with the King's Gambit, and among those defeated were numerous strong players of all generations, from Averbakh, Bronstein and Fischer, to Seirawan> - Garry Kasparov.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Often, in the Ruy Lopez, one must be patient, wait and carry on a lengthy and wearisome struggle> - Boris Spassky.|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <The shortcoming of hanging pawns is that they present a convenient target for attack. As the exchange of men proceeds, their potential strength lessens and during the endgame they turn out, as a rule, to be weak> - Boris Spassky.|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <The power of hanging pawns is based precisely in their mobility, in their ability to create acute situations instantly> - Boris Spassky.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <After I won the title, I was confronted with the real world. People do not behave naturally anymore – hypocrisy is everywhere> - Boris Spassky.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <The best indicator of a chess player's form is his ability to sense the climax> - Boris Spassky.|
|May-18-15|| ||TheFocus: <As a fellow traveller and a living witness of Spassky's progress, I can testify that I know no man who is more capable of self-perfection than Spassky> - Viktor Korchnoi.|
|May-18-15|| ||TheFocus: <From being an average member of society - featureless, unreasoning, submissive - he has become an independent, discerning thinker, and has gradually turned into a dissident> - Viktor Korchnoi. - (on Spassky)|
|May-21-15|| ||TheFocus: <In general, what a chess player needs has always been the same, with a love of chess the main requirement. Moreover, it has to be loved naturally, with passion, the way people love art, drawing and music. That passion possesses you and seeps into you. I still look at chess with the eyes of a child> - Boris Spassky, in an interview with Anatoly Samokhvalov.|
|May-23-15|| ||TheFocus: <Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess—players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation. Of course, such players were in my generation too and they existed before (for example, Alekhine) but then fewer people played like that than now. When I spoke with Alexander Nikitin, he said that players of my generation had a very good understanding of chess, but the game was slower then. Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess, modern players like to take the initiative. Usually they are poor defenders though> - Boris Spassky, interviewed by Alex Baburin for Chess Today in 2000.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess brings out man's creative powers. It is not only a struggle, it is a sphere where humans can fight for justice because there are strict laws> - Boris Spassky in Time magazine July 31, 1972.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <Fischer was an individual and so was I. Today, these players have coaches, physicians, cooks, psychologists, and parapsychologists. The championship has become a fight between two big collective farms> - Boris Spassky.|
|May-25-15|| ||posoo: oHO! Hello chess games users! What is da game where spussky sacrafices a KNIGHT for no reason and then draughs da game?|
da ONLY noble draugh in chess anals!
|May-25-15|| ||posoo: * oh also da toplove krumnok battle where toppo uses da cokrin!|
|May-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <Spassky's strength is his emotional stability plus his stamina. His strength away from the board sustains him at the board> - Larry Evans in Time Magazine July 31, 1972.|
|May-26-15|| ||TheFocus: <Spassky was less concerned about the position's evaluation than about the character of the arising struggle. If he liked the character of the battle, he felt absolutely at home and, as a rule, didn't fail to outplay his opponents> - Garry Kasparov.|
|May-27-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess, with all its philosophical depth, its aesthetic appeal, is first of all a game in the best sense of the word; a game in which are revealed your intellect, character and will> - Boris Spassky.|
|Jun-06-15|| ||posoo: This dosunt help me find da game fucus.|
|Jun-06-15|| ||Retireborn: <posoo> Late reply, but I expect you're thinking of 16...Nc6 in this game:-|
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956
Well, I hope that is indeed da game.
|Jun-07-15|| ||posoo: THAKS rutburn!|
|Sep-21-15|| ||offramp: In the 1990s when Boris Yeltsin was [insert hierarchical term here] of Russia, the BBC started calling him Baris. They said that Baris was a more accurate reflection of the Russian name. |
I suppose it might depend on where in the USSR Comrade Yeltsin was born... or is Baris genuinely a reasonable way of pronouncing Boris?
There is a similar problem with the word kosher. I was once emphatically told, by a genuine North Londoner, that that word is pronounced kasher.
It's a pity there's no Russian-Jewish chess-players around. They could answer both questions!
|Sep-21-15|| ||Stonehenge: <is Baris genuinely a reasonable way of pronouncing Boris?>|
|Sep-21-15|| ||Murky: About the pronunciation of 'Boris' in Russian:
The stress is on the 'i' in the second syllable. Unstressed vowels in Russian, the 'o' in this case, lose the full vowel sound. So it's no longer an 'o' as in the word 'bore'. That 'o' becomes 'ah', as in 'father'.
Also, the 'i' in Boris, is not at all like an English 'i'. It's an 'eee' sound, as in 'beat'.
Listen to the pronunciation link as given above in Boris' bio.
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