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Spassky

Boris . born 1937, Russian chess player; world champion (1969--72)
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That title showdown that took place in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik at the height of the Cold War tensions saw Spassky lose the match in the 21st game, making Fischer the first American born to win the world title, and ending, albeit for a brief while, 24 years of Soviet domination of the World Championship.
During the meeting in the Russian capital on Friday, Sanayee and Spassky explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral ties, specially in the nuclear fiend and cooperation on construction of two new nuclear power plants in Bushehr as well as cooperation in Fordow nuclear facility.
Spassky held talks with AEOI officials on the technical and commercial details of building new nuclear reactors and the terms of final contract would be ready in coming weeks to be sealed during Salehi's visit to Moscow.
Having failed the agree the terms on which he would defend his title with FIDE, Fischer all but retired from chess and became a recluse, re-emerging briefly in 1992 to play a show match against Spassky, and claiming the $500,000 victor's purse.
integrating into the Union, Director of the Integration Development Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Spassky
The Soviet's Boris Spassky against America's Bobby Fischer.
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Rosatom appears to agree partnership deals with French power group EDF and is proposing it take stakes in nuclear power stations Rosatom is building in Kaliningrad and Turkey, Les Echos reported on Monday.EDF and Russia's state-owned nuclear company laid the basis for closer ties with an agreement in 2010 for co-operation in fields such as research and development and possible joint projects."EDF is one of the biggest world players in this sector and we are proposing interesting projects," the paper quoted Rosatom Deputy Chairman Nikolai Spassky telling it on the margins of a meeting on nuclear energy hosted by the OECD.
The Ulster semi-final was like a Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer contest between two very tactically aware sides as McGuinness and Tyrone's Mickey Harte probed patiently before Donegal eventually cleared the board.
With the USSR investing heavily in chess and turning out hundreds of Grand Masters could a lone American take Spassky on and beat the world champion in the neutral territory of Iceland?
AS a teenager, Bobby Fischer became one of the dominant forces in world chess, winning tournaments with dazzling skill that would eventually lead him to take the World Championship title from the Russian player Boris Spassky. However, for all of his genius, Fischer was poorly equipped for life in the spotlight.