Alexander Konstantinopolsky

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Birthday
19, 1910
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Sep 21, 1990 (80)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1910
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Sep 21, 1990 (80)

About

One of the early Soviet heroes of international chess as well as a renown coach and chess theorist.

Before Fame

He won the Kiev Championship an unprecedented five times in a row from 1932 to 1936.

Trivia

He won the first Soviet Correspondence Chess Championship in 1951 and he received an honorary Grandmastership later in life, in 1983.

Family Life

He was born and raised in the Soviet Union in what is now Ukraine.

Associated With

He was perhaps one of the biggest Soviet chess stars before Boris Spassky rose to fame.