Boris Spassky (Illness)
Boris Spassky Gravely ill
Mark Crowther - Thursday 23rd September 2010
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There are reports from Moscow that the 73 year old former World Chess Champion Boris Spassky is gravely ill in hospital and fighting for his life after a stroke. This has been a terrible few months for former legends of the game with the deaths of Andrei Lilienthal, Vassily Smyslov and Bent Larsen.
An update suggests that Spassky is doing a little better. http://sport.rian.ru/sport/20100928/280078579.html. "It is a cardiovascular intensive care unit but his condition is stable and does not cause concern," said a spokesman.