The Oldest Living Grandmaster

The Oldest Living Grandmaster

kenytiger
kenytiger
Nov 13, 2007, 12:00 AM |
15 | Amazing Games

Andor Lilienthal (1911-) is a Hungarian Grandmaster born in Moscow; he moved to Hungary at the age of two. He played against many World Champions during his ilustrious chess career. Among the great players he defeated are: Lasker, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik and Smyslov. Lilienthal lives in Budapest, he just celebrated his 96th birthday on May 2007. He is still active, in good health, driving his car, and writing articles for chess magazines. Below is a game played in 1935, where he defeated the invincible Jose Raul Capablanca. White Sacrifices his Queen on move 20 to get a dangerous passed Pawn, Black is forced to return the Lady on move 22 to stop Mate.


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