Sunday, March 28, 2010

RIP Vasily Smyslov

Chess news sites, forums and blogs are abuzz today with the death of Vasily Smyslov. He was the seventh World Chess Champion. You can read brief profiles of this great chess champion on the usual sites, but what they seem to overlook is Smyslov's more recent achievement.

In 1991, at age seventy, Vasily Smyslov became the first World Senior Chess Champion.

As mentioned by various other sources, Smyslov was a baritone. And in YouTube, I found this.

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