Svetozar Gligorić

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Birthday
2, 1923
Birthplace
Serbia
Death Date
Aug 14, 2012 (89)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1923
Birthplace
Serbia
Death Date
Aug 14, 2012 (89)

About

Chess legend who is considered to be the greatest Serbian player of all time.

Before Fame

He learned to play chess by watching men play at a local bar when he was a young boy.

Trivia

His book entitled "I Play Against Pieces" detailed his philosophy of playing the board without any animosity towards his opponent or use of psychology.

Family Life

Growing up, his family was very poor.

Associated With

He had a longstanding rivalry with chess champion Bobby Fischer .

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