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|Jan-30-13|| ||edbermac: Happy Birthday, Boris Vasilievich!|
|Jan-30-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Spirit of 76?
Поздравляю с Днем Рождения, Boris.
|Jan-30-13|| ||Diocletian: Happy Birthday to a great sportsman, a real gentleman and a great player who gave chess decades of superb games. Have a good one, GM & WC Boris Spassky.|
|Jan-30-13|| ||andrewjsacks: <Diocletian> Very well said. Happy birthday to this chess giant and fine gentleman.|
|Jan-30-13|| ||Kikoman: Happy 76th Birthday WC Boris Spassky! ^^|
|Jan-30-13|| ||karnak64: Happy Birthday, champ!|
|Jan-30-13|| ||RookFile: Spassky did a lot of great things. To give one example: anybody who wants to play the closed Sicilian with white starts by examining Spassky's games against Geller.|
|Jan-30-13|| ||Wild Bill: Happy birthday, Boris Vasilyevich.|
|Jan-30-13|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Boris!|
|Mar-02-13|| ||Conrad93: The only thing going for Fischer was his obsessive fascination with chess.|
If chess dominated Spassky's life like it did Fischer's, there is a good chance he would have remained World Champion, or perhaps have exceeded Fischer himself.
|Mar-02-13|| ||perfidious: <Conrad93: The only thing going for Fischer was his obsessive fascination with chess....>|
In terms of what, pray tell?
<....If chess dominated Spassky's life like it did Fischer's, there is a good chance he would have remained World Champion, or perhaps have exceeded Fischer himself.>
Some days, you outdo yourself, even surpassing your cousin <jombar> for cheek-no mean feat, that!
|Mar-09-13|| ||Conrad93: Someone has trouble with reading comprehension...|
|Jun-12-13|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.chessvibes.com/sites/def...|
|Jun-12-13|| ||Eti fan: Spassky is at the Tal Memorial http://www.chessdom.com/nakamura-wi...|
|Jun-13-13|| ||Natalia Pogonina: Boris Spassky will be representing Russia from now on. Finally!|
|Jun-13-13|| ||kingfu: Spasibo, Natalia.
It is great news to see Maestro Spassky feeling better and getting back into Chess.
|Jun-13-13|| ||brankat: Yes, good news. And, I'd say, it is about time :-)|
|Jul-17-13|| ||csmath: The game between Spassky and Geller in Spassky's exchange Grunfeld from 1956 (Leningrad) ais missing from this database.|
This is theoretically important game masterfully played by BS.
[Event "URS-ch sf"]
[White "Spassky, Boris V"]
[Black "Geller, Alexander G"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Ne2 c5 9. O-O cxd4 10. cxd4 Nc6 11. Be3 Bg4 12. f3 Na5 13. Bd5 Bc8 14. Bg5 h6 15. Bh4 g5 16. Bf2 e6 17. Bb3 Nxb3 18. Qxb3 b6 19. Rfd1 Ba6 20. Ng3 Qd7 21. Nh5 Bh8 22. d5 Bxa1 23. Rxa1 Qe7 24. e5 exd5 25. f4 gxf4 26. Nf6+ Kg7 27. Re1 d4 28. Qf3 Qe6 29. Qe4 Rfd8 30. Bh4 Kf8 31. Qh7 Ke7 32. Nd5+ Kd7 33. Nxf4 Rh8 34. Qe4 Qc4 35. Rd1 Kc7 36. Nd5+ Kb8 37. e6 fxe6 38. Bg3+ Kc8 39. Qxe6+ Kd8 40. Bh4# 1-0
|Jul-31-13|| ||kingfu: That makes Spassky 11 wins Geller 5 wins with 22 draws. Geller would have been a great opponent for Fischer. He had a plus 2 with Fischer. Geller could never get by Spassky.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||JoergWalter: <kingfu> Wasn't Geller Spassky's second or helped in the match preparation? Spassky had a plus score against Fischer, too (before '72 that was)|
|Jul-31-13|| ||Olavi: Some of those Spassky-Geller games must be by other Gellers, there are many. In his book Yefim writes that the total score ended 9-6 and he can hardly be wrong.|
|Jul-31-13|| ||kingfu: Geller was Spassky's second. Look at the 1967 Fischer-Geller Sicilians. Geller beat RJF twice in twenty something moves on the black side of Sicilians. Geller got Spassky prepped on the Sicilian, but Fiscer played Queenside as white and played Alekhine's and the Pirc against e4.|
In game 4 of the Championship match Fischer did e4 and Spassky got a draw with the Sicilian. Then Fischer switched to Queenside openings.
In game 10 Spassky defended with the Spanish and lost. Then after that, it seemed Fischer was in draw mode, having a 3 point lead. Two of those draws were Sicilians.
|Aug-01-13|| ||jerseybob: Kingfu: It's not that Fischer was in a "draw mode"; that's the surest way to lose. Spassky just started playing like Spassky, and the second half of the match was a lot tougher.
Not one of those second-half games is a Grandmaster draw.|
|Sep-03-13|| ||Everett: <jerseybob: Kingfu: It's not that Fischer was in a "draw mode"; that's the surest way to lose. Spassky just started playing like Spassky, and the second half of the match was a lot tougher. Not one of those second-half games is a Grandmaster draw.>|
That's my take as well. I also believe Spassky should have fought to have Bondarevsky on his team, but there seemed to be some strife in deciding who would second Spassky, with Geller winning out.
|Oct-31-13|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Game Collection: Spassky vs the World Champions Decisive Games|
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