30 January 2018

RCF President Andrey Filatov Congratulates Boris Spassky on His Birthday

He wishes robust health, optimism and unflagging energy to the 10th World Champion

On January 30, the 10th World Chess Champion Boris Spassky celebrates his 81st anniversary. The President of the Russian Federation Andrey Filatov congratulates the legendary chess player on his birthday.  

Dear Boris Vasilievich!

Please accept the most sincere congratulations on your birthday! 

I wish you robust health, unflagging energy, optimism, and new creative achievements! 

On behalf of all chess lovers, I would like to thank you one more time for opening the Chess School in Satka, Chelyabinsk Oblast, where you deliver your experience to young talents from the Russian regions. 

Many generations of chess players have learned from your games, and nowadays it is still useful for young players to analyze how Boris Spassky defeated his great rivals, including Robert Fischer, at the height of his career. 

Please continue to make us happy with your profound thoughts, discussions, and witty aphorisms about life and chess!  

Andrey Filatov,
President of the Russian Chess Federation