Boris Spassky

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Birthday
30, 1937
Birthplace
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Saint Petersburg, Russia

About

Russian chess champion who was famously the 1972 World Chess Championship Bobby Fischer in a match that has come to be known as the Cold War Confrontation.

Before Fame

He learned to play the game of chess while leaving Leningrad by train during World War II.

Trivia

He was chess champion from 1969 to 1972 and in 1992 he lost to Bobby Fischer again in an unofficial rematch in Yugoslavia.

Family Life

He married a French woman in 1970 and had two children, Tanya and Vasya.

Associated With

Like him, Savielly Tartakower is also a famous Russian chess player.