Grigory Levenfish

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Birthday
21, 1889
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Feb 9, 1961 (71)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1889
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Feb 9, 1961 (71)

About

Polish chess grandmaster who won the Soviet Championship in 1934 and 1937.

Before Fame

He studied chemical engineering in St. Petersburg.

Trivia

He was also a highly respected chess writer and he was awarded the ranking of International Grandmaster by the FIDE in 1950, the year the title was introduced officially.

Family Life

He was born to a Jewish family in Poland, in what was then the Soviet Union.

Associated With

He was born in the same year as fellow Soviet chess legend Boris Verlinsky.