Ortvin Sarapu

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Birthday
24, 1924
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Apr 13, 1999 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1924
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Apr 13, 1999 (75)

About

Nicknamed "Mr. Chess," he is perhaps the greatest chess player in New Zealand national history.

Before Fame

He was born in Estonia and moved to New Zealand in his early twenties to escape war-torn Europe.

Trivia

He won the New Zealand National Chess Championship a record 20 times.

Family Life

His family moved form Estonia to Denmark when he was a boy.

Associated With

Boris Spassky is one of his most well known competitors.

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