In 1972, he famously hosted the live broadcast of the World Chess Championship match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky
. The PBS-aired championship -- dubbed the Match of the Century -- took place in Iceland and lasted for 21 games over the course of more than a month (July 11-August 31).
It's the same for the other two Boris I read about back in school as an amateur quizzer - Boris Pasternak and Boris Spassky
, both Russian and both with plenty of talking points about them - for better and for worse.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanayee and Deputy Director General for International Affairs of Russia's Rosatom State Company Nikolai Spassky
in a meeting in Moscow called for the expansion of cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and for peaceful purposes.
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.
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.
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.