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Synonyms for Spassky

Russian chess master who moved to Paris

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During the meeting, Kamalvandi and Spassky discussed building Bushehr II and III nuclear power plants due to be constructed near Iran's first nuclear power plant in the Southern city of Bushehr.
His final years were marred by controversy and signs of mental illness, as he made a series of rambling anti-Semitic statements and was barred from entering his home country over having played the Spassky rematch in Yugoslavia, which was under embargo at the time.
This time, in place of Spassky and Fischer, we've got Putin and Obama.
Perhaps it was even better that Spassky showed true sportsmanship by applauding Fischer after their seminal eighth game.
He lost his first match, and was absent from the second, which Spassky won by default.
His career culminated in 1972, when he defeated the Soviet champion Boris Spassky in a match that was seen as a symbolic Cold War victory.
We expect to sign the final deal during Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina's Moscow visit expectedly in April this year," state minister for Science and Technology Yafesh Osman told Gulf News as secretary of the ministry Abdur Rob Howlader inked the deal with deputy director general of Russian Atomic Energy Corporation Nickolay Spassky late yesterday.
The clip for the Blackwood band's song (It's Not War) - Just The End of Love - released on September 13 and taken from their forthcoming 10th album Postcards From A Young Man - sees the Frost-Nixon actor play a chess champion in a loose remake of the East versus West Cold War-era chess encounter between US chess champion Bobby Fischer and Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky.
Fischer became a Cold War hero in the US after he defeated Russia's Boris Spassky in a 1972 chess game.
However, Petrosian's closest challenger throughout the 1960s was Boris Spassky, who would wrest the world title off Petrosian in 1969 after a close-fought match ended 121/2-101/2.
In 1972, at the age of 29, in Reykjavik, Iceland, Fischer defeated Boris Spassky and became the first American-born player to become international champion.
REYKJAVIK: Chess legend BOBBY FISCHER, the troubled high school dropout whose fabled 1972 victory over Soviet world champion BORIS SPASSKY made him a Cold War hero, has died at the age of 64 at his home in Iceland.
El match entre el aspirante Bobby Fiscber y el campeon mundial Boris Spassky fue un acontecimiento internacional cuya celebracion en Reikiavik, en la diminuta Islandia (hace ya 35 anos) fue de gran trascendencia para el mundo del ajedrez, no solo por el alto nivel de ambos jugadores sino por la parafemalia antes, durante y despues del match provocada no solo por la actitud de diva del aspirante Fischer, sino por el ambiente de confrontacion ideologica propiciada por la Guerra Fria.
The world chess championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in Reykjavik in 1972 was my first big reporting assignment.