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  • Yanofsky, Daniel Abraham

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    Daniel Abraham Yanofsky (1925-2000) was a Polish born Canadian lawyer and Grandmaster (1964) who was the first Grandmaster in the British Commonwealth.  He learned to play chess at 8 years old.  He came to Canada in 1926.  In 1939 h... Read More »

  • Yates, Frederick

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    Frederick Yates (1884-1932) was a six-time British champion (1913, 1914, 1921, 1926, 1928, and 1931).  In 1911, he tied for 1st in the British championship, but lost the play-off to Atkins.  He took 1st place at Hastings in 1920/21. ... Read More »

  • Yugoslavia

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    In 1271 Svetoslav Surinj beat the Venetian Doge, Peter II, in a chess match and won the right to rule the Dalmatian towns of Yugoslavia.  A chessboard appears in the Croation coat of arms.  The first Yugoslav championship was held in 194... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »