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Spassky

(ˈspæskɪ; Russian ˈspaskij)
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(Biography) Boris (baˈris). born 1937, Russian chess player; world champion (1969–72)
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Noun1.Spassky - Russian chess master who moved to Paris; world champion from 1969 to 1972 (born in 1937)
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On the Russian side, the memorandum was signed by Deputy Director General for international relations of the State Corporation Rosatom Nikolay Spassky and on the Bangladesh and India side the Ambassador of Bangladesh in the Russian Federation S.
WHEN the American chess genius Bobby Fischer played his World Chess Championship against the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in 1972 the atmosphere was electric - across the globe.
There was a similar upsurge in the past prompted by the amazing World Championship in Iceland between the brilliant Russian Grandmaster and reigning World Champion Boris Spassky and the temperamental US genius Bobby Fischer.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Head of Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Nicolai Spassky will arrive in Tehran later today to discuss nuclear cooperation with senior Iranian officials.
Revisiting that moment when a world reeling from Vietnam and Watergate was held spellbound by an epic, emblematic 1972 chess match between Fischer and Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky, this straightforward biopic doesn't crack the mystery of the mentally troubled misanthrope who became, for a time, the game's greatest player, though Tobey Maguire's angry, bristling lead performance does capture the man's outsized personality.
From 18 to 22 August 2014, Collective Rapid Reaction Force of CSTO will conduct joint military exercises "Interaction - 2014" at the Spassky training ground (Karaganda region), reported the Ministry of Defense.
Salehi's visit to Russia will follow Nikolai Spassky, Rosatom's deputy director general for international affairs, concluded a two-day visit to Tehran today, Kamalvandi said without specifying the date of Salehi's visit.
The world championship series has become a financial fizz with its 8,00,000-pounds prize fund plus substantial other costs comparing with the modest 1,00,000-pounds for which Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky played in Reykjavik in 1972.
Nikolai Spassky, Rosatom's deputy director general for international affairs, will arrive in Tehran on Tuesday to hold talks with Iranian officials about the construction of a new nuclear power plant," Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said.
BIRTHDAYS: Gene Hackman, actor, 84; Vanessa Redgrave, actress, 77; Boris Spassky, chess master, 77; Dick Cheney, US politician, 73; Phil Collins, rock singer/drummer, 63; Christian Bale, actor, 40; Wilmer Valderrama, actor, 34; Peter Crouch, footballer, 33.
After winning 20 straight matches in the 1970 Interzonal competition, Fischer faced the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in the 1972 World Championship in Iceland.
US's Fischer ( left) had not defeated Spassky ( right) before, but he won when it mattered the most.