15 responses to “Karpov, Kramnik and Kasparov on Spassky”

  1. What a fantastic tribute from Kramnik. It says so much about Kramnik himself, as well as about Spassky – two wonderful people, as well as great players.

  2. I recognized all of them! I am pretty sure the picture is taken at a Dutch tournament – say Tilburg.

  3. I checked participants of each Tilburg tournament from the right period and I can’t match the legends. I see (from left) Tal, Larsen, a younger man (sitting) whose face I know but whose name escapes me, a bit older man standing whom I am not sure I know, Kasparov (I think),Anand (sitting), another famous chess player whose face I know but can’t place the name (without googling, which is not fair), Timman, and Spassky. I am now completely obsessed with trying to remember the name of the younger man, third from the left. Help!

  4. Is it Vlastimil Hort, the third to the right?

  5. Sitting Left to Right

    Tal
    ?
    Anand

    Standing Left to Right

    Larsen
    Korchnoi
    Kasparov
    ?
    Timman
    Spassky

  6. My guess for the missing names:

    Tal
    Lautier
    Anand

    Standing Left to Right

    Larsen
    Korchnoi
    Kasparov
    Bessel Kok
    Timman
    Spassky

  7. Glad to see the site back with posts. Kramnik’s piece was very nice.

    On a different note, does this mean that you are no longer working for whychess? since it has been a while since the English version was updated.

  8. Very appreciated, mishanp, that you came back! At least twice a week i droped in to look if there’s something new.
    I also like very much the articles about Spassky. It’s a pity that there is not much more on the net. I think Spassky was a real powerful player in the sixties – and it’s a pity too that his name is seemingly mostly connected with this loss to Fischer.

  9. So the whole whychess website has stopped? This website and whychess are my favorites. Whychess was definitely the top chess website available in my opinion. It’s a real pity if it closes as it barely even started..

  10. what if the site goes down forever?
    if you still have ownership of the articles, maybe you could copy the articles themselves??

  11. A BIT LATE, but :

    We in the West was off course quite thrilled with the Fischer -Spassky outcome in 1972, maybe for the wrong reasons. HOWEVER, growing older I came to realise what a gentleman Boris Spassky is. And in harmony with himself, a balanced person with natural chess genius. I learned that the “escaped” from a Parisienne hospital earlier this year, 2014. Hope all goes well after your stroke Mr. Spassky! Your games are so instructive and you serve as a true example of being a humble person.
    From : “Just a social player from South Africa.” Gerhard van Wyk
    August 2014

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