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|Jun-02-11|| ||Petrosianic: Would you tell us if he did? There are stories floating around out there, like Evgeny Gik's anecdote about people walking out after his comment about Russia letting too many big-nosed people into government. If he's a friend of yours, you wouldn't be all that keen to tell us bad stories about him even if you knew any.|
|Jun-02-11|| ||boz: But if Eric said nothing would we interpret his silence as a tacit admission that Boris is an anti-semite?|
|Jun-02-11|| ||bronkenstein: < There is something about chess world champions and anti-semitism....> |
Quite the opposite , in fact.
|Jun-02-11|| ||Catfriend: <bronkenstein: < There is something about chess world champions and anti-semitism....>|
Quite the opposite , in fact.> LOL thanks, I was looking for the best reply :)
But maybe you could say something about all the non-Jewish WCs. And Fischer. Except for Kramnik. and Smyslov. And Karpov, for all I know. And Anand, of course.
Hmmm a remarkably hard statement to generalize :)
|Jun-02-11|| ||bronkenstein: The point is clear , no need to nitpick the formulation . BTW who is Kramnik ? ... I remember a gyu that never qualified even for a challenger , and then he beats some other gyu that ...hmm ...what was he...ah , I remember now , he had very good rating @ that point...;)|
Same mysterious thing happens in the domain of Nobel Prize , Oscar and so on, having the percentages and probability in mind . But that topic smells more like Rogoff anyway.
|Jun-02-11|| ||Eric Schiller: <Petrosianic> Only partially true. I'll happily dish the dirt in a pub, but the Internet is permanent. Spassky has never forgiven Keene for writing things about him that were true, bu heat of battle moments that Spassky felt should not be immortalized in a book.|
|Jun-03-11|| ||Catfriend: <bronkenstein> I wasn't nitpicking or criticizing in any way at you at all.|
|Jun-03-11|| ||bronkenstein: Ah , sorry , it seems that I didnt pick the best possible expression to say , simply , that there is no need to clarify further when the point is already clear :P|
|Jun-06-11|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Boris Spassky arrives in Iceland to meet Bobby Fischer. |
<Live footage> of the World Champion as he steps from the airplane and into the playing hall for "game one." That's Nikolai Krogius you can see striding across the field with Spassky.
|Jun-20-11|| ||M.D. Wilson: <Petrosianic: Would you tell us if he did? There are stories floating around out there, like Evgeny Gik's anecdote about people walking out after his comment about Russia letting too many big-nosed people into government. If he's a friend of yours, you wouldn't be all that keen to tell us bad stories about him even if you knew any.>|
Seems like one can't defend one's friend around people like you.
|Jul-09-11|| ||Joshka: I know Boris was allowed to smoke during those television games back in 1982, but did he smoke during the 1972 match with Bobby? Bobby being so particular with the way he needed everything set up, I would find it amazing that he allowed Boris to smoke while at the board!?? Any info appreciated, thanks in advance! PS Any new news on the health of Boris?|
|Jul-09-11|| ||polarmis: <Joshka>, Spassky's expected to play in a veteran's tournament in mid-August with Korchnoi, Taimanov and others, so we've got to assume the recovery's going well! http://www.whychess.org/en/node/651|
|Jul-09-11|| ||Joshka: <polarmis> Ahh wonderful news!! Thanks!|
|Aug-10-11|| ||Everett: Just came across the fact that Portisch advanced over Spassky in their '80 candidates match because, of the two decisive games (one victory each out of 14), Portisch's win came playing black.|
Anyone know of Spassky's reaction to this decision, and was this tiebreaker known before the beginning of the match?
|Aug-10-11|| ||Petrosianic: It was known. And the other candidates series had equally silly tiebreakers (in 1974 it was a coin flip). This was the first time one of them was actually used, however.|
|Aug-11-11|| ||alexmagnus: And after all this you have something against rapids and blitz as tiebreakers? :D. At least it's chess.|
|Aug-20-11|| ||swissfed: ¡¥I consider myself to be an idler, too, but the dimensions of Spassky¡¦s laziness were astounding¡¦...said Karpov (page 98)(Karpov on Karpov)|
|Aug-27-11|| ||perfidious: <Petrosianic: ....And the other candidates series had equally silly tiebreakers (in 1974 it was a coin flip). This was the first time one of them was actually used, however.>|
Then we have Smyslov's advance after the spin of a roulette wheel in the 1983 cycle.
Even the National Football League uses coin flip as a last resort after numerous other means, one of which can hardly help but break the tie!
|Sep-07-11|| ||NARC: I think I have seen an interesting thing in Spassky's second match against Petrosian. Spassky seemed to be willing to simplify to get better endings from 1. e4 openings. A lot of players rather go for further complications after playing 1.e4|
Does anybody see the same, or otherwise?
|Nov-07-11|| ||AnalyzeThis: He showed the same tendency against Fischer.|
|Nov-25-11|| ||kingfu: We need an update on Boris's health.
How is he doing?
I hope he is doing well.
|Dec-13-11|| ||Antiochus: Appeal to President Bush from Boris Spassky
|Dec-14-11|| ||goldenbear: The only Aquarian world chess champion, and it showed...|
|Jan-30-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Boris!!|
|Jan-30-12|| ||bronkenstein: Best wishes and good health , Boris!
PS here`s Spragett`s extensive B-day greeting http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&rct=j... (don`t be afraid, it has lots of pics!), which may contain some additional info for (way too short) bio of the ex-champ.
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