Top 20 Chess Player celebrities in Poland
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Chess Player celebrities [Updated June 28, 2022].
Miguel Najdorf was born
on April 15, 1910
Radoslaw Wojtaszek was born
on January 13, 1987
He was a frequent youth champion.
Johannes Zukertort was born
on September 7, 1842
He was known for telling embellished tales about himself including that he was a master swordsman and that he fought in several famous battles.
Grigory Levenfish was born
on March 21, 1889
He was also a highly respected chess writer and he was awarded the ranking of International Grandmaster by the FIDE in 1950, the year the title was introduced officially.
Emanuel Lasker was born
on December 24, 1868
He was a good friend of Albert Einstein's and used to play chess against him and he was also a first-class contract bridge player, who wrote several books about the card game.
Akiba Rubinstein was born
on December 12, 1882
He had to abandon competitive chess as an older man due to mental illness.
Samuel Reshevsky was born
on November 26, 1911
He won the United States Chess Championship an amazing eight times after graduating from the University of Chicago in 1934 with a degree in accounting.
Szymon Winawer was born
on March 6, 1838
in Warsaw, Poland.
He has several opening variations named after him and his best result was a first place tie at Vienna in 1882, in what was the strongest chess tournament in history up to that time.
Daniel Yanofsky was born
on March 25, 1925
He was an eight-time Canadian Chess Champion, winning his first one in 1941 at the age of 16. He also won the British Championship in 1953.
Yehuda Gruenfeld was born
on February 26, 1956
He is known for being perhaps the greatest deaf chess player in the world.