Yuri Averbakh

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Birthday
8, 1922
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1922 (age 97)
Birthplace
Russia

About

A former Soviet-Russian chess player who was considered in 2013 to be the oldest living Grandmaster in the world.

Before Fame

He won the Moscow Championship in 1949, which launched his career.

Trivia

He was considered to be one of the strongest defensive players in modern chess.

Family Life

His father was a German Jew and his mother was from Russia.

Associated With

He often competed against fellow Russian great Boris Spassky during his career.