Simon Alapin

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Birthday
19, 1856
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jul 15, 1923 (66)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1856
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jul 15, 1923 (66)

About

Russian Chess great who is best known for his contributions to chess strategy.

Before Fame

He worked as a railway engineer before becoming famous for his chess play.

Trivia

There are several opening systems named after him including Alapin's Variation.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Associated With

His strategies are employed by many chess greats including Vladimir Kramnik.