• 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

    1.
    GV Abbey TILT DOWN Bath
    0.14

    2.
    GV Pulteney Bridge across Avon
    0.18

    3.
    SV Rumanian players look across Avon
    0.26

    4.
    SV EXT. Red Car Hotel
    0.30

    5.
    MV Russians & woman interpreter
    0.35

    6.
    GV PAN Guild Hall
    0.42

    7.
    SV Spassky speaks
    1.20


    SPASSKY: I should like to think that I have good chances if I could meet Fisher again, but anyway, I should make many changes in special preparations before the match. I hope to beat him, but I'm not sure.



    NEWSMAN: At 36, do you think you are at the peak in chess?



    SPASSKY: Yes I think so. I hope....stronger than I was before. But maybe I'm wrong you know...nobody knows.




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    PART TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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