Famous chess master visited Prague and the BW hotel Kampa
We were delighted and honoured to welcome in our BW hotel Kampa yet another world chess master – Boris Spassky, who accepted the invitation of the Prague Chess Society to visit the Czech Republic. Boris Spassky held a chess lesson for the club players and other chess players in the BW hotel Kampa on the 25th January 2006.The lecture by Boris Spassky was organised in the BW hotel Kampa Stará zbrojnice (Všehrdova street, Prague 1).
“Boris Spassky is one of the thirteen indisputable world chess masters and his memorable match for the chess title in Reykjavik in 1972 was probably the most famous game on sixty-four fields watched by the widest audience. The civic association Prague Chess Society continues in its effort to organise visits not only by the current chess masters, but also chess legends,” Pavel Matocha, the Chairman of the Prague Chess Society, said.Boris Spassky (*1937) was born in Petersburg, learnt to play chess as a five-year-old, won his first world master title in 1969 and held on to this supreme title until 1972, when he was defeated by Bobby Fischer. He married his French wife with Russian background, legally migrated to France with her in 1976 and has lived there ever since. On the 30th January, Boris Spassky will celebrate his 69th birthday in the Carlsbad Plaza hotel built at the end of last year by the Eden Group company.