Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Happy birthday, Boris

Boris Spassky has just turned 75 years old. While he hardly plays these days, and is recovering from a stroke that occurred 2 years ago, his games are still some of the finest examples of middle game play on record. To me he falls in the category of the "universal player" and if you were looking for someone to model yourself on, he would not be a bad choice at all. To celebrate his birthday I've chosen one of his most famous games, which contains one of the best moves ever played on the chess board (14. ... Rh1!!)
Larsen,B - Spassky,B [A01]
Belgrade URS-World [01 (2), 1970

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Boris-a true gentleman !