Sobyanin congratulated the 98-year anniversary of the world's oldest grandmaster Averbakh

Image: portal of the mayor and government of Moscow/Denis Grishkin

the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin sends greetings happy birthday grandmaster Yuri Averbakh. On 8 February he was 98 years old.

Sobyanin told that in the childhood was fond of chess and always took the example of the sun.

“the Older generation will remember the television show “Chess school” and comments to the chess tournaments. And for those who are younger, I would say that Yuri Lvovich was a coach of many great players, and he shone on the international stage,” wrote the mayor in his Instagram account.

it is Noted that Averbakh is the oldest living GMS in the world. Chess, he started playing at the age of three. In 1938 he won the all-Union tournament among schoolchildren.

Auerbach is a master of sports of the USSR since 1944. In 1954 he won the USSR championship. In addition, he has won a number of international competitions.

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