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|Jan-30-14|| ||Everett: Great player, great model for behavior while being great.|
Thank you, Mr. Spassky, for your games and for the example you set in your public life.
|Jan-30-14|| ||offramp: Dear Boris. I hope you recover from your mental breakdance.|
|Jan-30-14|| ||Nonnus: Old men should be given the time to deteriorate in peace and with dignity.|
|Jan-30-14|| ||HeMateMe: In an interview Spassky said "Americans like me because I lost to Fischer."|
Well, that is part of it. Reading more into that comment: [we like him because he allowed the erratic Fischer to play his childish games, and still Spassky allowed the match to go forth, because the whole world wanted to see it, and the chess community needed it.]
And, this was done with the USSR pressuring Spassky to leave the island and default Fischer. That's a lot of weight on one person's shoulders.
We like great chess, and people of strong character who play the royal game.
|Jan-31-14|| ||offramp: <Nonnus: Old men should be given the time to deteriorate in peace and with dignity.>|
Has someone been dissing you?
|Feb-05-14|| ||Zonszein: <Well, that is part of it. Reading more into that comment: [we like him because he allowed the erratic Fischer to play his childish games, and still Spassky allowed the match to go forth, because the whole world wanted to see it, and the chess community needed it.]>
|Feb-13-14|| ||OldTimr: <GSM> Calm down, it was just a hypothetical, in response to yours and Colonel's reactions. |
*WHAT IF* you made the wrong choice (by consistantly being one sided).
|Feb-13-14|| ||PJs Studio: Fischer was a buzzsaw. Which does not take away World Champion Spassky. A truly amazing player. Incredible tenacity and deep understanding.|
|Feb-14-14|| ||OldTimr: Apologies. My last post was meant for the Rogoff page.|
|Mar-25-14|| ||diagonal: Remake – Match between the old 'Leningrad boys' Boris Spassky (aged 77) and Viktor Korchnoi (aged 83), both suffered severe health problems, we know. It will be great to see them doing again, what they love most!|
<Schach-Event der Extraklasse in Leipzig 2014>, Veranstaltung auf Initiative von Dr. Gerhard Köhler, ORWO Net AG, Wolfen, Deutscher Schachbund DSB, Emanuel-Lasker-Gesellschaft und der Universität Leipzig:
If health allows, then Boris Vasilievich and Viktor Lvovich will play four games, from (this) Friday, 28th march 2014 on, with live coverage.
The official announcements:
The chess community keeps fingers crossed for Boris Vasilievich and Viktor Lvovich to a delicious next chess summit. I suppose, it couldn't be a better time and feeling as playing simultaneously during the present Candidates.
|Apr-14-14|| ||Everett: I feel Anand would do well to revisit (I'm sure he's see them before) Spassky's work with d4 for his next match with Carlsen, including responses to the Nimzo, Gruenfeld, etc. Spassky at his best played with tremendous energy, fearlessness, and nose for the initiative.|
|Jul-14-14|| ||juan31: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.mx/2012...|
I dont know if the Great Master International of chess Boris Spassky is in good healt, i wish that.
|Sep-09-14|| ||ketchuplover: Enjoy your $5000 young man :)|
|Sep-09-14|| ||hyperactivemodernist: A great master and a great man. Wishing you the best, Boris Vasilievich!|
|Sep-10-14|| ||domradave: Boris Spassky was idolized by Judy Lubner, played by Gilda Radner, on Saturday Night Live. Playing through Spassky's games is a good reason to idolize him. What an artist of the chessboard!|
|Sep-10-14|| ||offramp: He's a bit of a Dick Shawn lookalike. Same sense of humour as well.|
|Oct-03-14|| ||MarkFinan: http://www.chess.com/article/view/d...
This is pretty good! Spassky looks really really old too. I don't know why that shocks me because he isn't exactly a young man, but he hasn't aged too well.
|Oct-03-14|| ||alexmagnus: <Spassky looks really really old too. I don't know why that shocks me because he isn't exactly a young man, but he hasn't aged too well.>|
Hm, I'd say he looks ok for his age. One could say "didn't age too well" if he looked like 90, but he doesn't.
|Oct-03-14|| ||MarkFinan: Check out the article and look at his picture? He looks mid 80's to me. Maybe it's because of his "mental break dance" as <offramp> so elegantly puts it!? I don't know much about him apart from those games with Fischer. Well compare him to Ringo Starr a man only 3 years his junior and you'll see what I meant.|
|Oct-03-14|| ||TheFocus: Put a moustache on Spassky and he would be the spitting image of Captain Kangaroo.|
|Oct-03-14|| ||TheFocus: I don't think I spelled moustache correctly.
Screw spell check.
|Oct-03-14|| ||ljfyffe: Must ache, nontheless. T's correct.|
|Oct-19-14|| ||TheFocus: <I consider myself an idler, too, but the dimensions of Spassky's laziness were astounding> - Karpov.|
|Oct-19-14|| ||perfidious: Whatever one makes of Karpov's self-assessment of that facet of his character above, his mien at the chessboard displayed no lack of will power or ferocity.|
|Oct-19-14|| ||TheFocus: True. At the chessboard, Karpov was anything but lazy.|
Didn't he win about a thousand tournaments?
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