Former World Champion Boris Spassky Visits Elista Print
Saturday, 10 September 2005 00:00
Former World Champion Boris Spassky is visiting in Elista at the invitation of His Excellency Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the Republic of Kalmykia and FIDE President. Spassky thrilled Kalmyk children with his visit and gave a simultaneous exhibition to youngsters recommended by various schools. In photo at the Chess Museum in City Chess Palace, Spassky shares a light moment with the FIDE President, posing under his mural with nemesis Bobby Fischer. Former World Champion Boris Spassky is visiting in Elista at the invitation of His Excellency Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the Republic of Kalmykia and FIDE President. Spassky thrilled Kalmyk children with his visit and gave a simultaneous exhibition to youngsters recommended by various schools. In photo at the Chess Museum in City Chess Palace, Spassky shares a light moment with the FIDE President, posing under his mural with nemesis Bobby Fischer.


At the Chess Museum in City Chess Palace, Spassky shares a light moment with the FIDE President, posing under his mural with nemesis Bobby Fischer.(photos by Casto Abundo).


The President of the Republic of Kalmykia honoring the former world champion.


Spassky gave a simultaneous exhibition against Kalmyk children under the watchful eye of the FIDE President, himself a former Kalmyk champion.


Fetched plane-side from their charter flight, Spassky was treated to a traditional warm Kalmyk welcome upon his arrival.
 
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