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|Dec-20-13|| ||HeMateMe: Are you implying that one or more family members wanted the Will to be read? It wouldn't be the first time such a thing has happened. I think he earned $1.5M in the '92 rematch with Fischer. Perhaps he handles money wisely, and has this and more, in his accounts? A sorry business indeed, if he had to run to Moscow to escape his immediate family.|
|Dec-21-13|| ||Paint My Dragon: Yes, there would be decent money in his account. Did this raise his suspicions about his poor recovery? Why should his son have the whole 'moving him back to Moscow' episode on his conscience, when he is glad to be there? Is there also a chance that Spassky developed some unreasonable paranoia? How else do you lose faith in your entire family? It sounds like a conspiratorial plot or a mental breakdown. I've got no idea which, but it's hard to imagine a third explanation.|
|Dec-21-13|| ||HeMateMe: I imagine his doctor(s) could shed some light, but of course physicians are bound to silence.|
|Jan-25-14|| ||tzar: Dear Boris Vasilievich:
If you ever read your page in Chesgames.com I know you have gone through very difficult moments in the last years. Fortunately, now you are safe in Moscow and have overcome a very dark story that almost cost your live. From here, I send you my sympathy and respect, not only as one of the greatest players in history but as one of the best human beings out of the board. Always an example to everybody. I am sure most people in this website share these feelings.
|Jan-30-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 77th birthday to ex-world champ Boris Spassky!|
|Jan-30-14|| ||gars: Happy Birthday, Boris Vasilievich! We all wish you lots of health and happiness!|
|Jan-30-14|| ||Zonszein: Happy birthday to one of the greatest!|
|Jan-30-14|| ||EdZelli: Happy birthday to one of the greatest.
Suffered immense poverty and hunger during his youth but succeeded
to get the crown in 1969. Wishing Boris the best during his golden years.
|Jan-30-14|| ||ketchuplover: I second all positivity on this page|
|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.|
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