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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

World Chess Champion Boris Spassky Birthday Quiz

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Hi everyone,

Let's celebrate 10th World Chess Champion Boris Spassky's birthday today (January 30) by solving this chess trivia quiz. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. He is known as one of the greatest living chess players, and is the oldest living world champion. You can read a nice profile at the Russian Chess Federation website.

1-How many times has Boris Spassky won the Soviet Chess Championship?
2-How many times was Boris Spassky a World Chess Championship candidate?
3-Boris Spassky defeated whom to win the 10th World Chess Title in 1969?
4-What is the significance of a train in Spassky's life? ;)
5-Which Spassky chess game features in a James Bond movie?

You're a true Spassky fan if you got all the answers correct. For the answers, check out the World Chess Champion's wikipedia page.

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  • At January 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    super cool - i admit i got it all correct - Many happy returns of the day to one of my favourite chess legends


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