David Bronstein

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Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Dec 5, 2006 (82)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Dec 5, 2006 (82)

About

Grandmaster who was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of tactics and creativity in applying them; he was one of the world's best from the '40s until the '70s.

Before Fame

His grandfather taught him to play chess when he was 6 years old.

Trivia

He became a Soviet Master when he was only 16 years old.

Family Life

He grew up in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine.

Associated With

He came close to becoming World Chess Champion in 1951 but lost to Mikhail Botvinnik.