is 80! International Grandmaster Mark Taimanov was one of the
best chess-players all over the World for more than half a century. He was twice the World
Championship challenger (1953, 1971), Chess Olympiad World Champion (1956), four times the
European Champion, World Champion among students (1955), two times the World Champion among
seniors (1993, 1994), USSR Champion (1956), the winner and prizewinner of more than 80
Taimanov is the author of more than 20 books in theory and practice of chess, published in
different countries and in many languages. He is a competent researcher and a chess expert.
As professional pianist Mark Taimanov was included in number 1000 of the best musical performers
of 20th century.
The warmest congratulations to our remarkable author, commentator and trainer (see