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By Anonym 13 Sep

Boris Spassky

I don't play in tournaments, but I follow some.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boris Spassky

For example, computer defends well, but for humans its is harder to defend than attack, particularly with the modern time control.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it's hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

Which do I prefer? Sex or chess? It depends on the position.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

Recently I saw Kasparov and he looked to me as still young and potent champion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

There is only one thing Fischer does in Chess without pleasure: to lose!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

I think that the World Champion should try to defend the quality of play more than anyone else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

The best tournament that I have ever played in was in 1950. It was great - a waiter came to you during the game, and you could order anything you wanted to drink (even some vodka, if you liked). Pity, there are no longer tournaments organized in this manner.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich. Only Fischer changed that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

The place of chess in the society is closely related to the attitude of young people towards our game.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn, almost brutal. Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boris Spassky

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boris Spassky

A man who is willing to commit suicide has the initiative.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema - some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

I try to help developing junior chess. When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches - now I am trying to repay that debt.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

The shortcoming of hanging pawns is that they present a convenient target for attack. As the exchange of men proceeds, their potential strength lessens and during the endgame they turn out, as a rule, to be weak.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boris Spassky

I also follow chess on the Internet, where Kasparov's site is very interesting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

The power of hanging Pawns is based precisely in their Mobility, in their Ability to create acute situations instantly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boris Spassky

I still hope to kill Fischer

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

Often, in the Ruy Lopez, one must be patient, wait and carry on a lengthy and wearisome struggle.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

The best indicator of a Chess Player's form is his ability to sense the Climax of the game.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

My forte was the middlegame. I had a good feeling for the critical moments of the play. This undoubtedly compensated for my lack of opening preparation and, possibly, not altogether perfect play in the endgame. In my games things often did not reach the endgame!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boris Spassky

In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boris Spassky

When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose. It is a question if you survive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boris Spassky

After I won the title, I was confronted with the real world. People do not behave naturally anymore - hypocrisy is everywhere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess, modern players like to take the initiative. Usually they are poor defenders though.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess - players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boris Spassky

The computer age has arrived, and it influences everything: analysis, preparation, information. Now a different talent is required - the ability to synthesize ideas.