Top 20 Chess Player celebrities in Ukraine

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Chess Player celebrities [Updated January 28, 2023].

1. Vassily Ivanchuk

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Vassily Ivanchuk was born on March 18, 1969 in Ukraine.
At the peak of his career he was the number two ranked player in the world and he was the 2007–2008 World Blitz Chess champion.

2. Leonid Stein

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Leonid Stein was born on November 12, 1934 in Ukraine.
He won the Soviet Championship in 1963, 1965 and 1966 and the Ukrainian Championship in 1960 and 1962.

3. David Bronstein

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David Bronstein was born on February 19, 1924 in Ukraine.
He became a Soviet Master when he was only 16 years old.

4. Alexander Chernin

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Alexander Chernin was born on March 6, 1960 in Ukraine.
In 1999 he won a Hungarian team silver medal at the Chess Olympiads where he represented the country.

5. Mark Taimanov

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Mark Taimanov was born on February 7, 1926 in Ukraine.
He tied for first place two times throughout the 23 USSR Chess Championships in which he competed.

6. Sergey Karjakin

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Sergey Karjakin was born on January 12, 1990 in Ukraine.
He won the 2012 World Rapid Chess Championship.

7. Yuri Vovk

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Yuri Vovk was born on November 11, 1988 in Ukraine.
He won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open in France, a tournament entered by hundreds of the world's greatest players.

8. Lev Alburt

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Lev Alburt was born on August 21, 1945 in Ukraine.
He won three Ukrainian Championships and then, after defecting to the United States to escape Soviet control, he won three U.S. Championships.

9. Kira Zvorykina

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Kira Zvorykina was born on September 29, 1919 in Ukraine.
She is a three time Soviet Women's Champion, winning in in 1951, 1953 and 1956.

10. Irina Krush

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Irina Krush was born on December 24, 1983 in Ukraine.
She was the youngest U.S. Women's Champion of all time and in 2013 FIDE ranked her the best American female chess player.

11. Efim Geller

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Efim Geller was born on March 8, 1925 in Odessa, Ukraine.
He won four Ukrainian Championship titles, was a Candidate for the World Championship on six occasions, and he had a doctorate in physical education.

12. Eduard Gufeld

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Eduard Gufeld was born on March 19, 1936 in Ukraine.
He defeated the legendary Boris Spassky among others.

13. Boris Verlinsky

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Boris Verlinsky was born on January 8, 1888 in Ukraine.
He never had the opportunity to play chess outside of the Soviet Union despite winning his 6th Soviet Championship in 1929.

14. Anna Ushenina

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Anna Ushenina was born on August 30, 1985 in Ukraine.
She won the Women's World Championship in November, 2012 making her Ukraine's first women's world chess champion.

15. Alexander Moiseenko

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Alexander Moiseenko was born on May 17, 1980 in Ukraine.
He is the 2013 European Individual Chess Champion and has played for Ukraine at the Chess Olympiads three times.

16. Alexander Konstantinopolsky

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Alexander Konstantinopolsky was born on February 19, 1910 in Ukraine.
He won the first Soviet Correspondence Chess Championship in 1951 and he received an honorary Grandmastership later in life, in 1983.

17. Adrian Mikhalchishin

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Adrian Mikhalchishin was born on November 18, 1954 in Ukraine.
He was the Vice President of the Ukrainian Chess Federation and he won the European Cup in 1984.

18. Ossip Bernstein

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Ossip Bernstein was born on September 20, 1882 in Ukraine.
He was caught fleeing Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution by the Checka and was ordered shot by a firing squad because he was a legal advisor to bankers but was saved when the superior officer recognized him as a famous chess player.

19. Samuel Lipschütz

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Samuel Lipschütz was born on July 4, 1863 in Ukraine.
He was a six-time United States Chess Champion, winning the championships from 1889 to 1894.

20. Vereslav Eingorn

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Vereslav Eingorn was born on November 23, 1956 in Ukraine.
His career peek was when he was ranked twelfth in the world in 1986.