Paul Keres

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Birthday
7, 1916
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Jun 5, 1975 (59)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1916
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Jun 5, 1975 (59)

About

Early 20th century Estonian chess legend who was the only player in chess history to defeat nine undisputed world champions.

Before Fame

He began to draw attention for his skills as a teenager.

Trivia

Chess historians consider him to be perhaps the best player to never be a World Champion and he was nicknamed "Paul the Second" because of his eternal ranking as second place.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Estonia, a country with a rich chess history.

Associated With

He competed against the best international competition including Alexander Alekhine.