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Synonyms for Spassky

Russian chess master who moved to Paris

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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.
Kaliningrad region has no common border with the Customs Union, Malta has no common border with the European Union," Spassky
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.
Bobby Fischer's early-Seventies matches against Russia's Boris Spassky, watched by tens of millions, were the Cold War in microcosm, a sort of Rocky IV starring nerds in suits.
The history of chess today is rarely mentioned without also referring to the Reykjavik match in 1974 between Fischer and the Soviet world champion Boris Spassky.
Independence parade began with a minute of silence for the victims of the war and the sounding of bells from the Kremlin's Spassky Tower.
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.
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. Former Brookside star Friel plays his Russian opponent.
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.
The world chess championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in Reykjavik in 1972 was my first big reporting assignment.