Vladimir Simagin

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Birthday
21, 1919
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Sep 25, 1968 (49)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1919
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Sep 25, 1968 (49)

About

Soviet chess master who was the Moscow Champion in 1947, 1956, and 1959. He also helped to train Vasily Smyslov to the World Championship.

Before Fame

He didn't begin taking part in serious competition until after World War II.

Trivia

He died of a heart attack while playing in a tournament and is remembered best for making significant contributions to chess openings.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Moscow, Russia.

Associated With

He played during the time of chess legend Paul Keres.