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B29 Keres Kills Alexander!

B29 Keres Kills Alexander!

Jan 4, 2012, 11:58 PM 0

Paul Keres (January 7, 1916 – June 5, 1975), was an Estonian chess grandmaster, and a renowned chess writer. He was among the world's top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s.

Keres narrowly missed a chance at a World Chess Championship match on five occasions. He won the 1938 AVRO tournament, which led to negotiations for a World Championship match against champion Alexander Alekhine, but the match never took place due to World War II. Then after the war he was runner-up in the Candidates' Tournament on four consecutive occasions.

Due to these and other strong results, many chess historians consider Keres the strongest player never to become World Chess Champion. He was nicknamed "The Crown Prince of Chess". Keres was the only player in chess history to defeat nine undisputed world champions.

The plaque above says Here the world renowned chess player was born

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Keres


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