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Bobby Fischer - World Champion - Road To The World Championship
... out a 20½–19½ victory, but on second board Fischer beat Tigran Petrosian, whom Boris Spassky had dethroned as World Champion the previous year, 3–1, winning the first two games and drawing the last two ... match victory allowed Fischer to challenge World Champion Boris Spassky, whom he had never beaten (+0 −3 =2) ... July 1972 FIDE rating list, his Elo rating of 2785 was 125 points ahead of Spassky, the second-highest rated player (2660) ...
Leonard Barden - Role in "English Chess Explosion"
1972 after Slater saved the Bobby Fischer versus Boris Spassky world championship match from collapse by doubling the prize fund, he offered £5,000 to the first English grandmaster and £2,000 to the next ... best talents against top grandmasters, he also performed well in a blitz game against Spassky ... squad, traces the resurgence of interest to media coverage of the Fischer-Spassky duel eight years ago and its sequel between Korchnoi and Karpov five years later ...
Timeline Of Chess - 20th Century
1965 - Boris Spassky wins Candidates Matches against Paul Keres, Efim Geller, and Mikhail Tal. 1966 - Tigran Petrosian successfully defends his World Championship title against Boris Spassky, 12½–11½. 1969 - Boris Spassky defeats Petrosian 12½-11½ to become the tenth World Chess Champion ...
USSR Chess Championship
... Jan–15 Feb 1956 Leningrad Mark Taimanov 11½/17 (+8−2=7) Taimanov defeated Boris Spassky and Yuri Averbakh in a playoff. 13½/19 (+9−1=9) 16 ... Nov–12 Dec 1961 Baku Boris Spassky 14½/20 (+10−1=9) 21 ... Nov–20 Dec 1962 Yerevan Viktor Korchnoi 14/19 (+10−1=8) 23 ... Nov–27 Dec ... Dec 1972 Baku Mikhail Tal 15/21 (+9−0=12) 41 1–27 Oct 1973 Moscow Boris Spassky 11½/17 (+7−1=9) 30 ... Nov–23 Dec 1974 Leningrad Alexander Beliavsky Mikhail Tal 9½/15 (+6−2=7) 9½/15 (+6 ...
List Of People Who Have Beaten Bobby Fischer In Chess - Tournament and Match Play
... and Fischer, as well as defeating four others Euwe, Tal, Spassky, and Karpov ... Boris Spassky Fischer did not defeat Spassky until the third game of their 1972 World Championship match ... Spassky had a +3–0=2 record in their games from 1960 to 1970, and then won the first two games of the 1972 championship match, the second when Fischer defaulted in a dispute over playing ...