Vadim Zvjaginsev | Chess Player

Vadim Zvjaginsev | Chess Player

Name Vadim Zvjaginsev
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 1976-08-08
Place of Birth Russia
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Leo

About Vadim Zvjaginsev

Russian chess grandmaster who is known for being a low key yet highly competitive player.

Early Life of Vadim Zvjaginsev

He graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in economics.

Trivia

He won the Tournament in Essen twice and helped the Russian Olympiad team win team gold and team silver medals in 1998 and 2004.

Family Life

He was raised in the Soviet Union.

Associated With

He is a highly ranked Russian chess master, much like Alexander Alekhine.

Vadim Milov | Chess Player

Vadim Milov | Chess Player

Name Vadim Milov
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 1972-08-01
Place of Birth Russia
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Leo

About Vadim Milov

Soviet-born Israeli chess master who plays for Switzerland. He notably won the Australian Open of Chess Tournament in 1999.

Early Life of Vadim Milov

He moved to Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Trivia

He won the Corsica Masters International Rapid in 2005.

Family Life

He comes from a Jewish family who now resides in Israel.

Associated With

He has competed against Grandmaster Nigel Short.

Vera Nebolsina | Chess Player

Vera Nebolsina | Chess Player

Name Vera Nebolsina
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 1989-12-16
Place of Birth Russia
Age
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Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Vera Nebolsina

Russian chess Grandmaster and rising star in international women’s competition.

Early Life of Vera Nebolsina

She learned chess when she was only four years old.

Trivia

She won the World Junior Championship for Girls (under 20) at Yerevan in 2007.

Family Life

She was born and raised in the rugged region of Siberia and she is a vegitarian for moral reasons.

Associated With

She has a long way to go before she is included in the same conversation as star player Judit Polgar.

Vera Menchik | Chess Player

Vera Menchik | Chess Player

Name Vera Menchik
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 1906-02-16
Place of Birth Russia
Age 38 yrs
Death Date 1944-06-27
Birth Sign Aquarius

About Vera Menchik

Women’s chess pioneer who is legendary for becoming the first ever Women’s World Chess Champion in 1927.

Early Life of Vera Menchik

Her family moved around Europe when she was a child.

Trivia

In her career she won seven World Championships and only lost one game, while winning 78 and drawing four games.

Family Life

Her family lost much of their fortune during the Russian Revolution.

Associated With

She was the Judit Polgar of her day.

Tigran Petrosian | Chess Player

Tigran Petrosian | Chess Player

Name Tigran Petrosian
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 1929-06-17
Place of Birth Armenia
Age 55 yrs
Death Date 1984-08-13
Birth Sign Gemini

About Tigran Petrosian

Soviet chess master who was the World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969.

Early Life of Tigran Petrosian

He began formal chess training when he was 12 years old.

Trivia

He won the Soviet Championship four times (1959, 1961, 1969, and 1975) and a 2004 study recognized him as the all time hardest player to beat.

Family Life

He was born in the Soviet Union to Armenian parents.

Associated With

He was a competitor of chess master Paul Keres.