Yuri Averbakh (1922-2022)

The legendary Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh, who had┬ácelebrated his centenary in February, passed away in Moscow. Averbakh started to play chess at the age of seven, but it was just one more hobby for him during his first years, and he didn’t really take it seriously, with volleyball being his main interest. Then, in February 1935, […]