Alexander Khalifman

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Birthday
18, 1966
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1966 (age 52)
Birthplace
Russia

About

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.

Trivia

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.