Savielly Tartakower

Chess Player

Birthday February 21, 1887

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Russia

DEATH DATE Feb 5, 1956 (68)

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Russian chess player who famously said, 'The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.'

Before Fame

He served in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I.


He was a prominent chess journalist and was also widely known for his comic demeanor and witty mannerisms.

Family Life

His parents were killed in a violent anti-Semitic riot in 1911.

Associated With

Although he was involved in several crucial chess tournaments of the era, Bobby Fischer was established as the greatest chess player of all time.