Happy Birthday Jonathan Levitt

Happy Birthday Jonathan Levitt

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5 hrs ago

Six Grandmasters were born "Today in Chess History:" Jonathan Levitt of England, born 1963, GM 1994. Alexandre Sulypa of the Ukraine, born 1972, GM 2000. Alik Gershon of Israel, born 1980, GM 2000. Deepan Chakkravarthy of India, born 1987, ...

Happy Birthday Gata Kamsky

Happy Birthday Gata Kamsky

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1 day ago

There are seven Grandmasters that were born "Today in Chess History." István Csom of Hungary, born 1940, GM 1973. Gata Kamsky of the United States, born 1974, GM 1990. Yannick Gozzoli of France, born 1983, GM 2012. Jon Ludvig Hammer ...

Happy Birthday Nigel Short

Happy Birthday Nigel Short

KingsBishop
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2 days ago

There are Nine Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History," including one woman: Leonid Shamkovich of the United States, born 1923, GM 1965, died 4/22/2005 Mihai Şubă of Romania, born 1947, GM 1978. Nigel Short of England, born...

Happy Birthday Mikhail Ulibin

Happy Birthday Mikhail Ulibin

KingsBishop
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3 days ago

There are five Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History:" Mikhail Ulibin of Russia, born 1971 GM 1991. Ni Hua of China, born 1983, GM 2002. David Arutinian of Georgia, born 1984, GM 2006. Jan Bernášek of the Cz...

Remembering Igor Kurnosov

Remembering Igor Kurnosov

KingsBishop
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4 days ago

There are four Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History:" Mikhail Golubev of the Ukraine (featured last year on "Today's Grandmaster"), born 1970, GM 1996. Harmen Jonkman of the Netherlands, born 1975, GM 2002. Ilmars Starost...

Happy Birthday Nikola Padevsky

Happy Birthday Nikola Padevsky

KingsBishop
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5 days ago

There are seven Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History:" Nikola Padevsky of Bulgaria, born 1933, GM 1964. Lucas Brunner of Switzerland, born1967, GM 1994. Babakuli Annakov of the United States, born 1972, GM 1997. Bayarsai...

Happy Birthday Alfonso Romero Holmes

Happy Birthday Alfonso Romero Holmes

KingsBishop
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6 days ago

There are seven Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History," they are: Andrew Soltis of the United States (Whom we featured last year on "Today's Grandmaster"), born 1947, GM 1980. Alfonso Romero Holmes of Spain, born 1965, GM 1...

Happy Birthday Igor Zaitsev

Happy Birthday Igor Zaitsev

KingsBishop
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7 days ago

There are four Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History." Igor Zaitsev of Russia, born 1938, GM 1976. Gennady Tunik of Russia, born 1953, GM 2002. Eduardas Rozentalis of Lithuania, born 1963, GM 1991. Meelis Kanep of Estonia...

Happy Birthday Valery Salov

Happy Birthday Valery Salov

KingsBishop
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8 days ago

There are seven Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History." Yaacov Zilberman of Israel, born 1954, GM 1998. Valery Salov of Russia, born 1964, GM 1986. Friso Nijboer of the Netherlands, born 1965, GM 1993. Alexander Kalinin o...

Remembering Krunoslav Hulak

Remembering Krunoslav Hulak

KingsBishop
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9 days ago

Six Grandmasters were born on This Day in Chess History: Krunoslav Hulak of Croatia, born 1951, GM 1976, Died 10/23/2015. Jens Kristiansen of Denmark, born 1952, GM 2012. Vladimir Nevostrujev of Russia, born 1966, GM 2003 Aleksandr Karpatch...

Happy Birthday Eric Hansen

Happy Birthday Eric Hansen

KingsBishop
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10 days ago

There are six Grandmasters who were born on This Day in Chess History, and they are listed as follows from oldest to youngest: Igor Shvyrjov of Estonia, born 1955, GM 2005. Krum Georiev of Bulgaria, born 1958, GM 1988. Julian Radulski of Bul...

Happy Birthday Anatoly Karpov

Happy Birthday Anatoly Karpov

KingsBishop
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11 days ago

There are TEN Grandmasters who were born on this day in Chess History, and as usual, I will list those not being featured. But the one that Obviously stands out above them all is former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. The others are: Aleksandar...

Happy Birthday Darcy Lima

Happy Birthday Darcy Lima

KingsBishop
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12 days ago

Darcy Gustavo Machado Vieira Lima (born 22 May 1962) is a Brazilian chess Grandmaster. He is one of six grandmasters who were born on this day in Chess History. The others are: Aleksandr Shneider of Ukraine, born in 1962, he became a GM in 199...

Happy Birthday Zigurds Lanka

Happy Birthday Zigurds Lanka

KingsBishop
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13 days ago

Zigurds Lanka (born May 21, 1960, Baldone, Latvia) is one of eight Grandmasters who were born on this day, May 21st, in Chess History. The others are: Liang Jinrong of China, born in 1960, GM 1998. Zdenko Kožul of Croatia, born in 1966, GM 19...

Remembering Dr. Max Euwe

Remembering Dr. Max Euwe

KingsBishop
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14 days ago

Dr. Machgielis "Max" Euwe (Dutch: [ˈøːʋə I've heard it pronounced er-vor as rhyming with fervor; and er-vay as rhyming with survey] May 20, 1901 – November 26, 1981). He was a Dutch chess grandmaster, mathematician, author, ...

Happy Birthday Ventzislav Inkiov

Happy Birthday Ventzislav Inkiov

KingsBishop
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15 days ago

Ventzislav Inkiov (Bulgarian: Венцислав Инкьов; born 19 May 1956) is a Bulgarian chess Grandmaster (1982), Bulgarian Chess Championship winner (1982). He is one of five Grandmasters who were born on this day, May 19th, in Chess History. The others...

Happy Birthday Gennadi Sosonko

Happy Birthday Gennadi Sosonko

KingsBishop
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16 days ago

Gennadi (Gennady, Genna) Borisovich Sosonko (Russian: Геннадий Борисович Сосонко; born 18 May 1943, Troitsk, Russia) is a Russian-Dutch chess Grandmaster (GM) and author. He is one of four Grandmasters born on this day, May 18th, in Chess Histo...

Remembering Albéric O'Kelly de Galway

Remembering Albéric O'Kelly de Galway

KingsBishop
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17 days ago

Albéric Joseph Rodolphe Marie Robert Ghislain O'Kelly de Galway (17 May 1911, Anderlecht – 3 October 1980, Brussels) was a Belgian chess Grandmaster (1956), an International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster (1962), and the third ICCF ...

Happy Birthday Evgeni Janev

Happy Birthday Evgeni Janev

KingsBishop
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17 days ago

Only two Grandmasters have birthdays today: Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Georgia who was born on this day, May 16th, 1960, and he became a Grandmaster in 1988; and Evgeni Janev of Bulgaria, who was born in 1973 and became a GM in 2002. Though I coul...

Happy Birthday Simen Agdestein

Happy Birthday Simen Agdestein

KingsBishop
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19 days ago

Simen Agdestein (born 15 May 1967) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, chess coach, author, and former professional footballer as a striker with the Norway national football team. He is one of six Grandmasters who were born on this day in Chess H...

Remembering Vladimir Antoshin

Remembering Vladimir Antoshin

KingsBishop
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20 days ago

Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin (Владимир Сергеевич Антошин; 14 May 1929 in Moscow – 13 May 1994) was a Soviet chess Grandmaster, a theoretician and a national champion of correspondence chess. He is one of four Grandmasters who were born on...

Remembering Ratmir Kholmov

Remembering Ratmir Kholmov

KingsBishop
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21 days ago

Today we celebrate the birthdays of eight Grandmasters: Rudolf Marić of Yugoslavia was born on this day, May 13th, 1927, and was meritoriously awarded the GM title posthumously. He passed away August 26th, 1990. Andrija Fuderer of Belgium was...

Remembering Igor Bondarevsky

Remembering Igor Bondarevsky

KingsBishop
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22 days ago

Today, May 12th, we have the anniversary of the birth of five grandmasters: Dragoljub Velimirović of Serbia, who was born on this day in 1942, became a GM in 1973 and passed away on 5/22/2014. Zenón Franco Ocampos of Paraguay was born ...

Happy Birthday Normunds Miezis

Happy Birthday Normunds Miezis

KingsBishop
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23 days ago

We have five Grandmasters celebrating their birthday today, May 11th. Luděk Pachman of Germany, who was born on this day in 1924 and became a GM in 1954. He passed away March 6th, 2003. Aleksej Alexandrov of Belarus was born in 1973 and becam...

Happy Birthday Leonid Vilyevich Voloshin

Happy Birthday Leonid Vilyevich Voloshin

KingsBishop
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23 days ago

There are nine grandmasters who were born on this day in Chess History; They are: Lothar Schmidt of Germany, who was born in 1928, became a GM in 1959 and passed away 5/18/2013. Zlatko Ilinčić of Serbia; born 1968 and became a GM in 1994...

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