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  • Torre, Eugene

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    Eugenio "Eugene" Torre, traditionally considered the strongest chess grandmaster the Philippines ever produced, was born in Iloilo City, Philippines on November 4, 1951.  In 1974, the young Torre became Asia’s first grandmaste... Read More »

  • Simutowe, Amon

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    Amon Simutowe, born in 1982, is a chess player from Zambia who made his 3rd Grandmaster norm at Arnheim, Netherlands in August, 2007.  He is the first sub-Saharan African to become a Grandmaster.  His current Elo rating is 2421.&nbs... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Grandmaster

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    First used in connection with chess as a player of highest class in 1838.  On February 18, 1838, the London newspaper Bell’s Life published a letter by a reader to award the title of Grandmaster to William Lewis.   The title o... Read More »

  • Andersson, Ulf

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    Ulf Andersson, born June 27, 1951, is a Swedish Grandmaster (1972) who is the all-time drawing master.  Against top-level opposition, he has drawn 74% of his games, winning 10%, and losing 16%.  In 1969, he was the Swedish Champion. ... Read More »

  • Dzindzichashvili, Roman Yakovlevich

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    Roman Dzindzichashvili a well known grandmaster of Soviet origin (peak rating 2703), was born on May 5, 1944. In 1976, he emigrated to Israel where in 1977 he won the 1977 Israeli Championship and gained the grandmaster title in 1979.  That ... Read More »

  • O'Kelly de Galway, Alberic

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    Alberic O'Kelly de Galway (1911-1980) was a Belgium grandmaster (1956).  In 1962 he became the first grandmaster of over-the-board and  correspondence chess.  He was winner of the 3rd World Correspondence Championship (1962-1965... Read More »

  • Al-Modiahki, Mohamad

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    Mohamad Al-Modiakhi, born June 1, 1974, is the first Grandmaster from Qatar and the first Arabian grandmaster.  He is the highest rated Arab, with a peak Elo rating of 2588.  His current Elo rating is 2563.  He is married to fo... Read More »

  • Canal, Esteban

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    Esteban Canal (1896-1981) was a Peruvian International Master (1950) who received an Emeritus (honorary) Grandmaster title in 1977 at the age of 81.  This made him the first Peruvian Grandmaster.  Canal lived in Venice, Italy since 1923,... Read More »

  • Bondarevsky, Igor

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    Igor Zakharovich Bondarevsky (1913-1979) was a Soviet Grandmaster (1950) and Correspondence Grandmaster (1961).  He played in the USSR championship 9 times, sharing 1st with Andor Lilienthal in the 1940 championship.   He tied for 6... Read More »