Bondarevsky Should've Stuck With Vodka

Bondarevsky Should've Stuck With Vodka

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Igor Zakharovich Bondarevsky (May 12, 1913, Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia – June 14, 1979, Pyatigorsk) was a SovietRussian chess Grandmaster in both over-the-board and correspondence chess, an International Arbiter, trainer, and chess author. Bondarevsky shared the 1940 Soviet title, and later coached World Champion Boris Spassky.

He was among the 27 players named International Grandmaster in 1950 by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) on its inaugural list. He was awarded theInternational Arbiter title in 1954, and the International Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (GMC) title in 1961. He was an economist by profession. SOURCE:

Smyslov (R) is pictured here with Bondarevsky.