Mr. Raymundo Armagnac

Famous Chess Players (A-M)

A brief introduction to some of the most famous players of the royal game.

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This register is an introduction to many of the recognized masters of the royal game. It includes only over-the-board (OTB) players. Correspondence players, composers, writers, teachers, organizers, politicians, and other personalities who have had a profound impact on chess are not yet included.

 

Name

Nationality

b.

 

Adams, Michael

England

1971

 

Adorjan, Andras

Hungary

1950

 

Akhmilovskaya, Elena

Russia

1957

 

Akopian, Vladimir

Armenia

1971

 

Alburt, Lev O.

United States

1946

 

Alekhine, Alexander

Russia/France

1892

1946

Aleksandrov, Aleksej

Belarus

1973

 

Alexandria, Nana

Georgia

1949

 

Almasi, Zoltan

Hungary

1976

 

Anand, Viswanathan

India

1969

 

Anderssen, Adolph

Germany

1818

1879

Andersson, Ulf

Sweden

1951

 

Aronian, Levon

Armenia

1982

 

Averbakh, Yuri

Soviet Union

1922

 

Azmaiparashvili, Zurab

Georgia

1960

 

Bacrot, Etienne

France

1983

 

Balashov,Yuri

Soviet Union

1949

 

Bareev, Evgeny

Russia

1966

 

Beliavsky, Alexander

Ukraine

1953

 

Benko, Pal

Hungary/USA

1928

 

Bernstein, Ossip

Russia/France

1882

1962

Bikova, Elizaveta

Russia

1913

1989

Blackburne, Joseph

England

1841

1924

Bogoljubow, Ewfim

Russia/Germany

1889

1952

Boi, Paolo

Italy

1528

1598

Boleslavsky, Isaak

Soviet Union

1919

1977

Bologan, Viktor

Moldavia

1971

 

Botvinnik, Mikhail

Soviet Union

1911

1995

Bronstein, David

Soviet Union

1924

2006

Browne, Walter

United States

1949

 

Burn, Amos

England

1848

1925

Byrne, Robert

United States

1928

 

Capablanca, Jose

Cuba

1888

1942

Carlsen, Magnus

Norway

1990

 

Carrera, Pietro

Italy

1573

1647

Ceron, Alfonso

Spain

15xx

15xx

Chandler, Murray

England

1960

 

Charousek, Rudolph

Bohemia/Hungary

1873

1900

Chernin, Alexander

Hungary

1960

 

Chiburdanidze, Maia

Georgia

1961

 

Chigorin, Mikhail

Russia

1850

1908

Christiansen, Larry

United States

1956

 

Cochrane, John

Scotland

1798

1878

Damiano, Pedro

Portugal/Italy

15xx

1544

del Rio, Domenico Ercole

Italy

1718?

1802?

Deschapelles, Alexandre

France

1780

1847

Dolmatov, Sergey

Russia

1959

 

Dorfman, Josef

Soviet Union

1952

 

Dreev, Alexey

Russia

1969

 

Duras, Oldrich

Czechoslovakia

1882

1957

Dzindzichashvili, Roman

United States

1944

 

Ehlvest, Jaan

Estonia

1962

 

Englisch, Berthold

Austria

1851

1897

Epishin, Vladimir

Russia

1965

 

Euwe, Max

Holland

1901

1981

Fedorov, Alexei

Belarus

1972

 

Filip, Miroslav

Czechoslovakia

1928

 

Fine, Reuben

United States

1914

1993

Fischer, Robert

United States

1943

 

Flohr, Salo

Poland/USSR

1908

1983

Galliamova, Alisa

Russia

1972

 

Gaprindashvili, Nona

Georgia

1941

 

Gelfand, Boris

Israel

1968

 

Geller, Yefim

Soviet Union

1925

1998

Georgiev, Kiril

Bulgaria

1965

 

Gheorghiu, Florin

Romania

1944

 

Gianutio della Mantia, Orazio

Italy

15xx

16xx

Gligoric, Svetozar

Yugoslavia

1923

 

Graf-Stevenson, Sonja

Germany/USA

1914

1965

Greco, Gioacchino

Italy

1600

1634?

Grischuk, Alexander

Russia

1983

 

Gufeld, Edward Y.

Soviet Union

1936

 

Gulko, Boris

Soviet Union

1947

 

Gunsberg, Isidor

Hungary/England

1854

1930

Gurevich, Mikhail

Belgium

1959

 

Harrwitz, Daniel

Germany/France

1823

1884

Hjartarson, Johann

Iceland

1963

 

Hort, Vlastimil

Czechoslovakia

1944

 

Hracek, Zbynek

Czech Rep

1970

 

Huebner, Robert

West Germany

1948

 

Ioseliani, Nana

Georgia

1962

 

Ivanchuk, Vassili

Ukraine

1969

 

Ivkov, Borislav

Yugoslavia

1933

 

Janowsky, Dawid

Poland/France

1868

1927

Jussupow, Arthur

Germany

1960

 

Kamsky, Gata

United States

1974

 

Karpov, Anatoly

Russia

1951

 

Kashdan, Isaac

United States

1905

1985

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam

Uzbekistan

1979

 

Kasparov, Garry

Russia

1963

 

Kavalek, Lubomir

United States

1943

 

Keres, Paul

Estonia/USSR

1916

1977

Khalifman, Alexander

Russia

1966

 

Kieseritzky, Lionel

Germany/France

1806

1853

Knaak, Rainer

East Germany







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