publication date: Sunday, August 23, 2015 (part of Summer 2015)

category: Competitions

clue: This Soviet champ lost his cool in Iceland.

explanation: Spassky was a reigning chess world champion until he was defeated by Bobby Fischer in Iceland, resigning the final game. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Stan Iwanchuk


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