Arpad Elo

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Birthday
25, 1903
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Nov 5, 1992 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1903
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Nov 5, 1992 (89)

About

Chess legend and innovator who created the ELO rating system, which calculates the relative skill levels of players in competitor-versus-competitor games.

Before Fame

He was a professor of physics at Marquette University.

Trivia

His rating system was used internationally for most of the 1970s and 80s and he wrote the book The Rating of Chessplayers, Past and Present in 1978.

Family Life

He and his family moved to the United States from Hungary when he was very young.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow great chess thinker Savielly Tartakower.