Alexander Khalifman

Chess Player

Birthday January 18, 1966

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Russia

Age 57 years old

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Russian chess Grandmaster who was the World Chess Champion in 1999.

Before Fame

His father taught him to play chess when he was six years old.


He runs a chess academy in St. Petersburg, Russia called "The Grandmaster Chess School" where he trains players worldwide following the motto: "chess = intellect + character".

Family Life

He comes from a Jewish family and was raised in the Soviet Union.

Associated With

He has played against fellow russian Vladimir Kramnik.