Great Russian Jews: Mikhail Botvinnik


Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 4:30pm to 5:45pm


CGIS South Building, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

This panel explores the life and legacy of the chess genius Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995).

Born in Kuokkala, Grand Duchy of Finland (now Repino, Russian Federation), Botvinnik became Soviet Chess Champion in 1931 and World Chess Champion in 1948. One of the 20th century’s dominant chess players and teachers, Botvinnik trained generations of Soviet chess masters, among them world champions Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, and Vladimir Kramnik.

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