Vladimir Malaniuk

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Birthday
21, 1957
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Jul 2, 2017 (59)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1957
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Jul 2, 2017 (59)

About

Ukrainian chess master who was perhaps better known for his colorful personality than his abilities over the board.  

Before Fame

He began to draw attention for his abilities in the mid-1980s.

Trivia

He was considered to be one of the top Rapid Chess players in the world. In the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2004, he made it to the second round. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Ukraine in what was then the Soviet Union. 

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Grandmaster chess player Yuri Balashov