CHESS PLAYER

Mikhail Chigorin

1850 - 1908

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Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin (also Tchigorin; Russian: Михаи́л Ива́нович Чиго́рин; 12 November [O.S. 31 October] 1850 – 25 January [O.S. 12 January] 1908) was a Russian chess player. He played two World Championship matches against Wilhelm Steinitz, losing both times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Chigorin has received more than 152,662 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Mikhail Chigorin is the 28th most popular chess player (up from 32nd in 2019), the 476th most popular biography from Russia (up from 508th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Chess Player.

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Among CHESS PLAYERS

Among chess players, Mikhail Chigorin ranks 28 out of 461Before him are Judit Polgár, Siegbert Tarrasch, Akiba Rubinstein, Richard Réti, Johannes Zukertort, and David Bronstein. After him are Miguel Najdorf, Savielly Tartakower, Vera Menchik, Luis Ramírez de Lucena, Bent Larsen, and Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1850, Mikhail Chigorin ranks 26Before him are Besarion Jughashvili, Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton, Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, César Ritz, Sami Frashëri, and Victoriano Huerta. After him are William Morris Davis, Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, Ivan Vazov, Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud, Pat Garrett, and Jack Daniel. Among people deceased in 1908, Mikhail Chigorin ranks 20Before him are Victorien Sardou, Machado de Assis, Butch Cassidy, Radoje Domanović, Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Wilhelm Busch. After him are Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, Enomoto Takeaki, Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Pat Garrett, Jonas Lie, and Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Chigorin ranks 476 out of 3,761Before him are Pavel Milyukov (1859), Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), Rasul Gamzatov (1923), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Lyudmila Ulitskaya (1943), and Nikolai Kardashev (1932). After him are Yuri Lotman (1922), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Vasily Surikov (1848), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), Filipp Golikov (1900), and Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Russia

Among chess players born in Russia, Mikhail Chigorin ranks 7Before him are Alexander Alekhine (1892), Boris Spassky (1937), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Anatoly Karpov (1951), Vasily Smyslov (1921), and Viktor Korchnoi (1931). After him are Savielly Tartakower (1887), Vera Menchik (1906), Yuri Averbakh (1922), Andor Lilienthal (1911), Alexander Kotov (1913), and Elisaveta Bykova (1913).