• Short Summary

    Former world chess champion Boris Spassky said in Bath (England) on Thursday (5 July) that he was depressed and not on top form for the opening of the championships on Friday (6 July).

  • Description

    Former world chess champion Boris Spassky said in Bath (England) on Thursday (5 July) that he was depressed and not on top form for the opening of the championships on Friday (6 July).

    The 36-year-old ex-champion told a news conference at Bath that he had still not recovered from his world title defeat last September.

    He said it would probably be another three or four years before he got back his top form.

    The teams are competing for gold, silver and bronze medals. The Soviet Union has won all the previous championships, and are the favourites at Bath.

    In an interview before he began playing, Spassky said he had a good chance of success if he was in good form.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZXXMSMWIF6S7P27Q9YXLST3
    Media URN:
    VLVAZXXMSMWIF6S7P27Q9YXLST3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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