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Default Epilogue to the Fischer - Spassky Match

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Originally Posted by samsloan
Epilogue to the 1972 Fischer-
Spassky Match

The Bobby Fischer Boris Spassky Chess Match was and still is the
greatest chess match ever played.
This seems debatable. Kasparov-Karpov 1985 for example. Capa -
Alekhine. A few other potential world championship matches also come
to mind.

Then, of course, there is Brock-Sloan.

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Default Epilogue to the Fischer - Spassky Match

On Jan 14, 3:01*pm, samsloan wrote:

The Bobby Fischer Boris Spassky Chess Match was and still is the
greatest chess match ever played.[/quote]


This seems debatable. *Kasparov-Karpov 1985 for example. *Capa -
Alekhine. *A few other potential world championship matches also come
to mind.

Then, of course, there is Brock-Sloan.



As we have seen, nearly all of Mr. Sloan's
innumerable critics and hecklers have chicken-
ed out; not one seems willing to play a grudge
match against the master-of-disaster, Mr.
Sloan.

Is it fear? Mr. Sloan has provided numerous
examples of him winning from lost positions; of
his profound understanding of "bad chess" and
how to properly handle losing positions, right
from the opening. One suspects that these
wannabee will continue in their cowardly ways,
always ducking and weaving the challenge of
an over-the-board match against so dangerous
an opponent.

Far from silencing critics, the thumping which
Mr. Brock received seems to have had but one
effect on them: it instilled FEAR... .


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