Peskov on the death of the oldest grandmaster in the world: “Averbakh improved chess”
The press secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, said that Yuri Averbakh lived a wonderful life and improved chess.
Dmitri Peskov (Photo: Global Look Press)
Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh lived a wonderful life, spokesman for the President of Russia, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Chess Federation, Dmitry Peskov, told TASS.
“He lived a wonderful life and made chess better than before him,” Peskov said.
World’s oldest grandmaster Yuri Averbakh dies
Averbakh, the world’s oldest grandmaster, died on May 7 at the age of 100.
Averbakh was awarded the title of grandmaster in 1952. In 1965 he became the Honored Master of Sports of the USSR. He won the 1954 USSR Championship on his account.
In May this year, Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding Averbakh the Order of Honor “for his great contribution to the development and popularization of the Russian and international chess movement and many years of conscientious work.”
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