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Spassky The Legend
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Boris Vasilievich Spassky is a chess player and former world champion.

Spassky was considered an all-rounder on the chess board, and his "universal style" was a distinct advantage in beating many top Grandmasters.

Some analysts think that after he lost to Fischer in 1972, he was never the same again, he relied on his natural talent for the game, and sometimes would rather play a game of tennis than work hard at the board. Fischer played tactically (like Kramnik-Topalov WC controversy), Fischer changed the board, Fischer wanted cameras out, Fischer was late and didn't appear on the 2nd game, Fischer wanted this, Fischer wanted that...and Spassky didn't resist: Ok, Ok, no problem, for everything. This was a dirty Fischer psychological game, i now how Spassky felt himself then, he was crying inside, without tears, he didn't want to hear nothing about chess at the time...

On October 1, 2006, Spassky suffered a stroke during a chess lecture in San Francisco, his wife Marina reported several days later that Spassky was doing well.

"Young Spassky"
Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

"33.Nxg7 if Kxg7 Rg3+ & if Kf8 Rxf7+ mates"
Spassky vs Smyslov, 1953 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

"Last move of Black sounds like blunder"
Spassky vs V Zurakhov, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 30 moves, 1-0

"Queen Vs Bishop Brothers and Rook"
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

"Spasskycilican opening"
Spassky vs Pilnik, 1955 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

"With mate to follow..."
Spassky vs J Kozma, 1955 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

"41.Rc8 if Nxc8 Qd8+ mates"
Spassky vs Ragozin, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

"Queen promoted"
Spassky vs L Aronson, 1957 
(A66) Benoni, 37 moves, 1-0

"Guess white's 41st move"
Spassky vs E Stoliar, 1957 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 42 moves, 1-0

"22 Moves Simple complications"
Spassky vs R Sanguineti, 1958 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

"Black resigns"
Spassky vs Tolush, 1958 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

"King's Gambit, Spassky fails to castle and wins the game"
Spassky vs Furman, 1959 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

"27.Bf4 wins game for white"
Spassky vs A Reshko, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 30 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 7 after 40.f6"
Spassky vs Tal, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 10 after 26.Rxe4+"
Spassky vs S Witkowski, 1959 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

"Bond, James Bond"
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 5"
Spassky vs P Tumurbator, 1960 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

"Spassky played opening that was played beetwen 1660-1890"
Spassky vs Fischer, 1960 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 5"
Spassky vs J Marsalek, 1960 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 21 moves, 1-0

" White to move and win"
Spassky vs Gipslis, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

"22.Bf2 is too dangerous"
Spassky vs B T Vladimirov, 1961 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

"25.Rd1 wins game for white"
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1961 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 29 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 5 after 39.Rf8"
Spassky vs A Matanovic, 1962 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 6 after 24.Rxf7+"
Spassky vs Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 7 after 39.Qf5+"
Spassky vs R Ortega, 1962
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 7 after 23.Qf5"
Spassky vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1963 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

"White wins easily after 33.Qxf6+"
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1963 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 33 moves, 1-0

"After 29.Rxd5 exd5 30.Bxd5 if Kd8 Qf6+ mates"
Spassky vs E Perez Gosalbes, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

"Black loses after 36.Rc6"
Spassky vs M Bertok, 1966
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 37 moves, 1-0

"20 Moves, Good opening"
Spassky vs Leon Weiss, 1966 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1-0

"36.b5 if axb5 Nxb5+ mates or if Bxd4 Qxd4+ mates (b6)"
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

"After 26.Nf6 white wins easily"
Spassky vs K Langeweg, 1967 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

"White Mates in 3 after 35.Qh6+"
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

"After 24.Ng5 if hxg5 25.Qxh5+ Kg8 26.Qf7+ Kh8 27.Rf3"
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

"Winning the lost game"
Spassky vs Larsen, 1969 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

"Guess last move and win"
Spassky vs Fischer, 1970 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 1-0

"Spassky promotes Queen on move 17"
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

"Beautiful endgame"
Spassky vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

"White mates in 5 after 42.Rc7"
Spassky vs Suttles, 1971 
(B06) Robatsch, 43 moves, 1-0

"Spassky loves Fischer's Queen"
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

"Guess whites 31st move"
Spassky vs B Jansson, 1971 
(B07) Pirc, 31 moves, 1-0

"Simple resignation by black"
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

"Blundering Miles"
Spassky vs Miles, 1978 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

"19.Rd6 wins the game"
Spassky vs Larsen, 1978 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

"White mates in 4 after Bg6 if Nxe7 Bf7"
Spassky vs Huebner, 1979 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

"Space is not enough for Larsen"
Spassky vs Larsen, 1980 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 38 moves, 1-0

"35.? White to move and win"
Spassky vs B Feustel, 1982 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

"White mates in two Rf6+"
Spassky vs A Westermeier, 1982
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

"36.h6 Wins for white"
Spassky vs K Juhnke, 1983
(E92) King's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

"25.Qe5 Wins, if 25....Ra8 26.F6+ Wins"
Spassky vs Hjartarson, 1988 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

"Bc3 if Qe7 or Qe6 Bxg7+ or if Qd8 Rxg7"
Spassky vs Illescas Cordoba, 1990 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

"Bxh6 if gxh6 Qg4 mates or if g6 Bxf8 Rxf8 Qf3"
Spassky vs E Prie, 1991 
(C10) French, 35 moves, 1-0

"32.Rxg6 if Qxh5 Rxg7"
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 54 moves, 1-0

"25.Rd2 Wins the Queen"
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 2005 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 43 moves, 1-0

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