10th World Chess Champion Boris Spassky Returns to Russia Chess Federation
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Former World Chess Champion (10th to be specific) Boris Spassky has returned to the Russian Chess Federation from the French one. GM Spassky had emigrated to France in 1977, but had retained his Soviet citizenship and the right to represent Russia. It was only in the 1984 Autumn official Fide chess rating list that he was listed as part of the French Chess Federation. This announcement was made on Thursday. 

Fans of the chess legend were delighted to have GM Boris Spassky attend the opening ceremony of the 8th Tal Chess Memorial that began in Moscow on Wednesday. The blitz pairings tournament was held as part of the opening ceremony. You can watch live the Tal Chess Tournament from these links as mentioned in our Chess Blog post.

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