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Happy Birthday!  Former World Champion...

Happy Birthday! Former World Champion...

kboyer309
Jan 30, 2012, 4:56 PM 4

We almost forgot!!

This champion was born in Leningrad.

He learned how to play at 5 years old, on a train that was evacuating the city during WWII !

He actually defeated Mikhail Botvinnik (a world champion himself) at age 10 !

He went on to become Champion of the World for three years.

And he lost his crown to a very famous American.

And he was born today...so who is he?

If you get the answer BEFORE you look (by following the links below) send me a message and I will send you a trophy!!

You're on the honor system...SO DON'T CHEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQhQExTw51c&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg9UOEOji7Y    <<--answer

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