Alexander Kotov

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Birthday
12, 1913
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 8, 1981 (67)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1913
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 8, 1981 (67)

About

Soviet chess Grandmaster and author who won the USSR Championship in 1948 and 1950.

Before Fame

He studied engineering in Moscow before becoming serious about chess.

Trivia

He won only the third Soviet Grandmaster and Kotov syndrome is named after him due to his writings about cracking under pressure.

Family Life

He came from a large, working-class family.

Associated With

His writings have been an influence on Grandmaster Garry Kasparov.