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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Special Chess Event in Moscow: Boris Spassky Guest of Honour

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Hi everyone,

Chess great Boris Spassky attended a special event in Moscow on the occasion of Christmas.  Boris Spassky visited Evgeny Vasiukov's Handicap Chess Tournament in the Central House of Chess, according to a Chess-News report. There is also a report with lots of pictures at Russia Chess Federation website.

The traditional handicap-tournament was held in the Central House of Chess today. The author of the current handicap system and the organiser of the competition Evgeny Vasiukov reached the event along with Boris Spassky and inaugurated the tournament. Here is a photo by Vladimir Barsky ( and video by Eugene Potemkin (

The rating favourite of the competition Alexander Grischuk won the event, with Maxim Dlugy being second and Daniil Dubov wining third place ahead of Vasily Papin on tie-break. Anna Burtasova was the strongest among women and Evgeny Vasiukov among veterans.

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