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Bondarevsky, Igor

Igor Zakharovich Bondarevsky (1913-1979) was a Soviet Grandmaster (1950) and Correspondence Grandmaster (1961).  He played in the USSR championship 9 times, sharing 1st with Andor Lilienthal in the 1940 championship.   He tied for 6th in the 1948 Saltsjobaden Interzonal, becoming a Candidate.  However, he withdrew from the Candidate’s tournament before it started.  He was Spassky’s trainer in 1961 and his second in 1966 and 1969.   He was an economist.  His wife, Valentina Kozlovskaya, was a strong woman chess master.

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