The Top Chess Players in the World

GM Milan Vidmar Sr

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Full name
Milan Vidmar
Life
Jun 22, 1885 - Oct 9, 1962 (age 77)‎
Place of birth
Ljubljana
Federation
Slovenia

Bio

Milan Vidmar was a Slovenian grandmaster, Nordic chess champion (1909), Yugoslavian chess champion (1939), chess arbiter, and university dean with a PhD in electrical engineering.

Among Vidmar's accomplishments at a chess board was his share of first place with Alexander Alekhine at Hastings 1925/26. Vidmar was also the chief referee at the 1948 World Championship, and became one of the first 27 players to receive the grandmaster title in 1950.

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