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Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik

4.8.1911 - 5.5.1995

Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and World Chess Champion for most of 1948 to 1963. Botvinnik also played a major role in the organization of chess, making a significant contribution to the design of the World Chess Championship system after World War II. Botvinnik won Soviet Championship titles in 1931, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1945, and 1952 and many strong international tournaments and matches. He won the 1948 World Chess Championship at The Hague and Moscow, convincingly becoming the sixth World Champion. Botvinnik then held the title, with two brief interruptions, for the next fifteen years, during which he played seven world championship matches. He retired from competitive play in 1970, aged 59.

Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik

World Champion

  • 1948 - 1957
  • 1958 - 1960
  • 1961 - 1963

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