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GM Emil Sutovsky

Emil Sutovsky
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Full name
Emil Sutovsky
Born
Sep 19, 1977 (age 44)‎
Place of birth
Baku, Azerbaijan
Federation
Israel
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Emil Sutovsky is an Israeli chess grandmaster and trainer who became Director-General of FIDE in 2018.

He earned his GM title in 1996, winning the World Junior Championship that same year. In 2010 he led Israel to third place in the Chess Olympiad with the tournament's top individual performance rating of 2895.

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