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Maxim Dlugy Facts

Maxim Dlugy (born January 29, 1966) is a chess Grandmaster. He was born in Moscow, USSR. He arrived with his family in the United States in 1977. He was a late developer and was only an average player for his age until he shot up in strength in the e

Nona Gaprindashvili Facts

Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgian: ნონა გაფრინდაშვილი; born 3 May 1941) is a Georgian chess player, the sixth women’s world chess champion (1962–1978), and first female Grandmaster. Born in Zugdidi, Georgia (then part

Alexander Rustemov Facts

Alexander Rustemov (Russian: Александр Рустемов; born July 6, 1973) is a Russian chess grandmaster and trainer. He gained the grandmaster title in 1998 and finished second in the 2000 Russian Chess Championship. Rustemov is a well se

Bartłomiej Heberla Facts

Bartłomiej Heberla (born 19 June 1985), in Rybnik is a Polish chess Grandmaster (2006) and currently one of the leading Polish players.

Arman Pashikian Facts

Arman Pashikian (Armenian: Արման Փաշիկյան; born July 28, 1987, Irkutsk, Russia) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster. He was the Armenian Youth Champion in 1997 and 1998, winning also a silver medal in 1999 (under-12) and in 2001 (under-14).

Ján Markoš Facts

Ján Markoš (born July 2, 1985 in Banská Bystrica) is a Slovak chess Grandmaster and three-time national champion.

Sofia Polgar Facts

Sofia Polgar (Hungarian: Polgár Zsófia ); born November 2, 1974) is a Hungarian-born Israeli and Canadian chess player, teacher, and artist. She is a former chess prodigy. She is an International Master and Woman Grandmaster, and is the middle sist

Gata Kamsky Facts

Gata Kamsky (Tatar: Ğata Kamski, Ğataulla Röstäm ulı Sabirov; Гата Камский, Гатаулла Рөстәм улы Сабиров; Гатаулла Рустемович Сабиров, Гата Камский; born June 2, 1974) is a So

Alexander Kotov Facts

Alexander Alexandrovich Kotov (Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Ко́тов; 12 August [O.S. 30 July] 1913 – 8 January 1981) was a Soviet chess grandmaster and author. He was a Soviet champion, a two-time world title Candidate,

Rico Mascariñas Facts

Rico Mascariñas is a Philippine (Filipino) chess player with the title of International Master who was born 2 March 1953. He was one of the premiere chess players of the Philippines during the 1980s and the 1990s and for a long period of time he was

Alexandra Obolentseva Facts

Alexandra Sergeevna Obolentseva (Russian: Александра Серге́евна Оболенцева; born June 21, 2001 in Tula, Russia) is a Russian chess player. She was awarded the title Woman Candidate Master (WCM) by FIDE after finishing th

Gary Lane Facts

Gary William Lane (born 4 November 1964, United Kingdom) is a professional chess player and author. He became an International Master in 1987 and won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in 1988. He is a highly respected author having written over twe