Yuri Averbakh Turns 90 Today

Yuri Averbakh Turns 90 Today

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 8, 2012, 12:47 PM |
19 | Chess Players

Yuri Lvovich Averbakh was born in Kaluga, Russia on 8 February 1922. He became a Grandmaster in 1952, competed in the legendary 1953 Zurich Candidates tournament, and won the USSR Chess Championship in 1954.

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In a long and successful chess career, Yuri Averbakh was a noted endgame theoretician composing more than 100 chess studies. He is also a celebrated chess writer, authoring many bestselling chess books, and editing top Russian chess magazines.

At 90 years of age Yuri Averbakh is the oldest living Grandmaster and a true legend!

Many happy returns Yuri Lvovich!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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