David Bronstein

1924 - 2006

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David Ionovich Bronstein (Russian: Дави́д Ио́нович Бронште́йн; February 19, 1924 – December 5, 2006) was a Soviet chess player. Awarded the title of International Grandmaster by FIDE in 1950, he narrowly missed becoming World Chess Champion in 1951. Bronstein was one of the world's strongest players from the mid-1940s into the mid-1970s, and was described by his peers as a creative genius and master of tactics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Bronstein has received more than 279,458 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. David Bronstein is the 27th most popular chess player (up from 34th in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 203rd in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Chess Player.

David Bronstein is most famous for his victory over Mikhail Botvinnik in the 1951 World Chess Championship.

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Over the past year David Bronstein has had the most page views in the with 32,436 views, followed by Russian (18,149), and Spanish (5,299). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (107.51%), Serbian (86.11%), and Egyptian Arabic (78.50%)


Among chess players, David Bronstein ranks 27 out of 461Before him are Samuel Reshevsky, Judit Polgár, Siegbert Tarrasch, Akiba Rubinstein, Richard Réti, and Johannes Zukertort. After him are Mikhail Chigorin, Miguel Najdorf, Savielly Tartakower, Vera Menchik, Luis Ramírez de Lucena, and Bent Larsen.

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Among people born in 1924, David Bronstein ranks 74Before him are Tomiichi Murayama, Antoni Ramallets, Rosamunde Pilcher, Eva Marie Saint, Eduardo Chillida, and Moktar Ould Daddah. After him are Kim Song-ae, Lee Iacocca, André Franquin, Paisios of Mount Athos, Milka Planinc, and Haim Bar-Lev. Among people deceased in 2006, David Bronstein ranks 61Before him are Mariska Veres, Karel Appel, Ta Mok, Robert Bruce Merrifield, James Van Allen, and Murray Bookchin. After him are Shamil Basayev, Glenn Ford, Angelica Rozeanu, Joachim Fest, Telê Santana, and Aaron Spelling.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, David Bronstein ranks 181 out of 1,365Before him are Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909), Pavel Popovich (1930), Pavel Batitsky (1910), Leo Kanner (1894), Eupraxia of Kiev (1071), and Valeriy Borzov (1949). After him are Vladimir Gelfand (1923), Ivan Sirko (1610), Maria Prymachenko (1908), Valerii Zaluzhnyi (1973), Ivan Kotliarevsky (1769), and Władysław Tarnowski (1836).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Ukraine

Among chess players born in Ukraine, David Bronstein ranks 1After him are Lyudmila Rudenko (1904), Efim Bogoljubov (1889), Salo Flohr (1908), Mark Taimanov (1926), Isaac Boleslavsky (1919), Alexander Beliavsky (1953), Georg Marco (1863), Ossip Bernstein (1882), Leonid Stein (1934), Nicolas Rossolimo (1910), and Kira Zvorykina (1919).