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  • Kosteniuk, Alexandra

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, born April 23, 1984, became a Woman Grandmaster at age 14 and International Master at age 16.  She became an International Grandmaster (WGM) for women in 1998.  She is a former world women’s vice-champion.... Read More »

  • Kostic, Borislav

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    Bora Kostic (1887-1963) was a Yugoslav Grandmaster (1950).  He learned chess at the age of 10.  He won the Baltic Championship in 1913.  In 1913, he moved to Buenos Aires and worked as a chess lecturer at the Argentine military acad... Read More »

  • Kotov, Alexander

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    Alexander Alexandrovich Kotov (1913-1981) was a Russian Grandmaster (1950) who was awarded the Order of Lenin for an important invention relating to mortar during World War II.  He was Moscow champion in 1941.  He was joint USSR champion... Read More »

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Krylenko, Nikolai

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    Nikolai Krylenko (1885-1938) was a chess enthusiast responsible for persuading the Soviet government to support chess.  He was Commissar for War in the first Bolshevik government, then Commander-in-Chief of the Russian armed forces, chief pro... Read More »

  • Kudrin, Sergey

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    Sergey Kudrin, born September 7, 1959, is a Grandmaster (1984) who has won the National Open 7 times, the New York Open twice, and the North American Open twice.  He has a B.A. in computer science and an M.B.A. in finance.  Kudrin grew u... Read More »

  • Kuhns, Maurice

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    Maurice Kuhns (1859-1949) was an organizer and president of the National Chess Federation (NCF) from 1926 to 1939.  In 1939, the NCF merged with the American Chess Federation (ACF) to form the US Chess Federation (USCF).  Kuhns was made ... Read More »

  • Kupchik, Abraham

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    Abraham Kupchik (1892-1970) was a former U.S. Open champion (1925), New York State champion twice (1915, 1919), and winner of the Manhattan Chess Club at least 15 times (starting in 1914).  His family emigrated to the United States in 1903.&n... Read More »

  • Kushnir, Alla

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    Alla Shulimovna Kushnir, born on Aug 11, 1941, was one of the top women’s chess players in the 1960s and 1970s.  At one time she was the second-best woman in the world (behind Gprindashvili).  She left the Soviet Union and settle i... Read More »