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Boris Spassky

Boris SpasskyAKA Boris Vasilievich Spassky

Born: 30-Jan-1937
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chess Player

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Grandmaster defeated by Bobby Fischer

Became a grandmaster at the World Junior Chess Championships, age 18. World Champion 1969-72, but defeated in a high-profile tournament by Bobby Fischer in Iceland, 1972.

[1] Mother Orthodox Jewish, Father Russian Orthodox.

Wife: (French, m. 1970's, one son, one daughter)
Daughter: Tanya
Son: Vasya

    Appendectomy (1977)

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