Andrew Soltis

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Birthday
28, 1947
Birthplace
Hazleton, PA
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
28, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Hazleton, PA

About

Famous for his chess columns in the New York Post and Chess Life, this writer and renowned chess player became an International Chess Master in the mid-1970s and a Chess Grandmaster in the early 1980s.

Before Fame

At the start of his career, he won an early 1970s chess competition in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Trivia

His chess-themed books include Confessions of a Chess Grandmaster, Turning Advantage into Victory in Chess, and Karl Marx Plays Chess : And Other Reports on the World's Oldest Game.

Family Life

He was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He, Timothy Taylor, and Russian chess player Leonid Shamkovich tied for first place at the 1977 United States Open Championship.