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 156,273 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). David Bronstein is the 24th most popular chess player (up from 30th in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 170th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Chess Player.

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Among chess players, David Bronstein ranks 24 out of 376. Before him are Paul Morphy, Paul Keres, Siegbert Tarrasch, Richard Réti, Ruy López de Segura, and Vera Menchik. After him are Miguel Najdorf, Johannes Zukertort, Akiba Rubinstein, Bent Larsen, Mikhail Chigorin, and Judit Polgár.

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Among people born in 1924, David Bronstein ranks 66Before him are Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Daniel arap Moi, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Michel Tournier, Sverre Fehn, and Roberto Eduardo Viola. After him are Roza Shanina, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Kenneth Waltz, Roger Guillemin, Allan MacLeod Cormack, and Lee Iacocca. Among people deceased in 2006, David Bronstein ranks 55Before him are Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Aaron Spelling, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Raymond Davis Jr., Floyd Patterson, and Lillian Asplund. After him are William Styron, Joachim Fest, Richard Fleischer, Telê Santana, Sven Nykvist, and Mariska Veres.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, David Bronstein ranks 149 out of 913. Before him are Ida Rubinstein (1883), Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873), Borys Paton (1918), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), Valentin Glushko (1908), and Vladimir Korolenko (1853). After him are Moshé Feldenkrais (1904), Roald Hoffmann (1937), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Georgy Pyatakov (1890), Roman Shukhevych (1907), and Jan Łukasiewicz (1878).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Ukraine

Among chess players born in Ukraine, David Bronstein ranks 1After him are Efim Bogoljubov (1889), Salo Flohr (1908), Lyudmila Rudenko (1904), Mark Taimanov (1926), Isaac Boleslavsky (1919), Ossip Bernstein (1882), Georg Marco (1863), Leonid Stein (1934), Alexander Beliavsky (1953), Boris Verlinsky (1888), and Eduard Gufeld (1936).

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