Boris Spassky in grave condition

9/23/2010 – It has been reported that former World Champion Boris Spassky is in intensive care after suffering a stroke in his Moscow apartment. Doctors said that after receiving an emergency call they discovered the 73-year-old Spassky in a semi-conscious state, paralyzed on his left side. They said his condition was grave. We wish our dear friend Boris Vasilievich a speedy and complete recovery.

ChessBase 14 Download ChessBase 14 Download

Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. Start your personal success story with ChessBase 14 and enjoy your chess even more!


Along with the ChessBase 14 program you can access the Live Database of 8 million games, and receive three months of free ChesssBase Account Premium membership and all of our online apps! Have a look today!

More...

Boris Vasilievich Spassky, born January 30, 1937, became the tenth World Chess Champion, winning the title with a 12½-10½. victory over Tigran Petrosian in 1969, and losing it to Fischer in 1972, in what was probably the most famous chess match in history. Spassky left the USSR in 1976 and settled in France, editing a chess magazine. He also travelled extensively, attending numerous tournaments as guest of honour. In 2006 he suffered a minor stroke during a visit in San Francisco. In 2009 he played a match against Viktor Korchnoi in Kalmykia, where Spassky owns a house. It ended in a 4-4 draw, with both players winning two games each. In 2007 he played a rapid chess match against Lajos Portisch in Hévíz, Hungary.


Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register