Kingpin Chess Magazine » Spassky’s Toughest Simul

The chess boom triggered by the 1972 Fischer–Spasky match enthused many talented youngsters, especially in Britain. Boris Spassky became an early casualty of the fallout from the ‘English chess explosion’ when he took on a schoolboy squad over 30 boards in 1979. The event was the brainchild of Leonard Barden who wrote a daily chess … Read more