Russian chess player who famously said, 'The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made.'
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.
His parents were killed in a violent anti-Semitic riot in 1911.
Although he was involved in several crucial chess tournaments of the era, Bobby Fischer was established as the greatest chess player of all time.