Grandmaster Nikola Spiridonov. RIP
28.2.1938 — 13.3.2021
Sad news from France where Bulgarian born Nikola Spiridonov passed away at age 83 earlier this weekend. Details are scarce as of this moment, but I will write more when information is made available.
Nikola was at the vanguard of the Bulgarian chess movement in the 1960s. Winning the national championship in 1969, Spiridonov beat an incredible number of chess stars, including Tal,Bronstein, Tolush, Portish, Geller and many others. His successes inspired future generations to shine in chess.
I will write more tomorrow, including his best games, tactics and achievements.