Averbakh, Yuri L.( chess-player)
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Biography Averbakh, Yuri L.
Born February 8, 1922 in Kaluga
Champion of the USSR in 1954, participant of the tournament contenders 1953.
Grandmaster since 1952.
. For 40 years, the president and vice-president of Russia Chess Federation
. Yuri L. Auerbach is one of the few strong practitioners who have managed to stay in chess all my life, reaching considerable heights in the literary, journalistic, historical, and judicial arenas
His flourishing as a chess player came in the fifties. That's when he became a grandmaster, played in the tournament contenders, winning the national championship (a total he has participated in 15 championships!). On his mastery in the terminals were legends. It is this stage of a chess game Auerbach made the subject of a thorough study. Many young players in the west he is known primarily as the author of the fundamental work on the endgame 'Chess End'.
By the way, Yuri L. in a private conversation once observed that without a well-supplied debut at a high level has nothing to do. The system, which bears his name, remains one of the most unpleasant for black in staroindiyskoy Protection. Averbuch invaluable contribution to the popularization of chess. For many years he headed the popular magazines 'Chess in the USSR' and 'Chess Bulletin'. Several generations of kids grew up on his excellent textbook for children 'Journey to the chess kingdom'. Yuri L. still full of energy and creative ideas - witness the article on the history of chess published on our website. Happy anniversary, Yuri L.!