Evening on the occasion of the anniversary of the Saviour was held in the Central house of chess in Moscow

Boris Spassky in 2009

© Dmitry Rogulin/TASS archive

MOSCOW, February 16. /Offset. TASS Andrei Kartashov/. Solemn evening on the occasion of the anniversary 10-th world chess champion Boris Spassky was held in the Central house of chess player in Moscow.

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“We honor the greatest chess player, the oldest of the living world Champions Boris Spassky. We are proud that he is a member of our club, – said TASS President of the Russian chess Federation Andrey Filatov. – He was famous for having aroused interest in chess worldwide, when he held a match for the chess crown against Bobby Fischer” .

“I admit, he was one of my favorite players. His versatility in the game could not like”, – said Filatov.

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