Pal Benko

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Birthday
14, 1928
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Apr 26, 2019 (90)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
14, 1928
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Apr 26, 2019 (90)

About

French chess grandmaster and author who set a record with eight U.S. Open Chess Championship victories. He wrote several books on chess, including 1991's Winning with Chess Psychology.

Before Fame

He was born in France and was the chess champion of Hungary by the time he was twenty years old.

Trivia

He was famous for beating four World Champions during his career.

Family Life

His father was an artist and an engineer.

Associated With

He defeated American phenom Bobby Fischer several times.