Lev Alburt

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Birthday
21, 1945
Birthplace
Ukraine
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
Ukraine

About

Soviet born chess master and champion who later became an American champion.

Before Fame

He won his first Ukrainian Championship was in 1972.

Trivia

He won three Ukrainian Championships and then, after defecting to the United States to escape Soviet control, he won three U.S. Championships.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Ukraine, which was part of the Soviet Union at the time.

Associated With

He is the male counterpart to Anjelina Belakovskaia as they are both Ukrainian players who have found success in the United States.