Vladimir Bagirov

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Birthday
16, 1936
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Jul 21, 2000 (63)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1936
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Jul 21, 2000 (63)

About

Soviet chess master who won the World Senior Championship in 1998 and is best remembered for suffering a heart attack and passing away during a chess match.

Before Fame

In 1957 he went to the semi-finals of the Soviet National Championship.

Trivia

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union he played for Latvia but before that he participated in ten USSR Championships, with his best result being fourth place in his debut in 1960.

Family Life

His father was from Armenia and his mother from the Ukraine.

Associated With

He served as Garry Kasparov's trainer for many years.