Boris Vasilievich Spassky ( Russian: Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. Spassky played three world championship matches: he lost to Tigran Petrosian in 1966; defeated Petrosian in 1969...Why is Spassky considered to be a good chess player?
Spassky also used gambits, exchange sacrifices etc. frequently and thus he comes closer to the group of Tal, Alekhine and Chigorin more than that of Botvinnik, Petrosian etc. 1. A Strong Mobile Centre and Free Development 2. Direct attack on the opponent's KingWhat were Spassky's most played openings with the White and black pieces?
As a statistic encompassing all of the games of his career, Spassky's most-played openings with both the White and Black pieces were the Sicilian Defence and the Ruy Lopez.What was Ujtelky's game as Black against Spassky?
Ujtelky's game as Black against Spassky at Sochi 1964, in which he played the same setup Spassky later adopted against Petrosian, is given below. Ujtelky played even more provocatively in some other games, such as against the Soviet International Master Rashid Nezhmetdinov in the same tournament (see diagram at right).