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date: 20 October 2019

Spassky, Boris Vasselievich (1937– ) 

Source:
Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
Author(s):
 Market House Books Market House Books

Russian-born chess player and world champion from 1969 to 1972.Born in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), Spassky learnt to play chess when he was five years old; by eleven he was regarded as a prodigy. He was eighteen when he won the world junior championship and finished equal eighth in the Gothenburg interzonal tournament. This qualified him for the Candidates Series, the competition to produce a challenger to the reigning world champion. He finished equal third, a fine performance considering his limited experience. In ... ...

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