Paul Keres

1916 - 1975

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Paul Keres ([ˈpɑu̯l ˈkeres]; January 7, 1916 – June 5, 1975) was an Estonian chess player and writer. He was among the world's top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s and in 1950, was awarded the title of International Grandmaster by FIDE on its inaugural list. Keres narrowly missed a chance at a world championship match on five occasions. He won the 1938 AVRO tournament, which led to negotiations for a title match against champion Alexander Alekhine, but the match never took place due to World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Keres has received more than 246,388 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Paul Keres is the 19th most popular chess player, the 11th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Estonian Chess Player.

Paul Keres is most famous for being a chess grandmaster and for being the only person to win the chess World Championship title three times.

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Among chess players, Paul Keres ranks 19 out of 376Before him are François-André Danican Philidor, Viktor Korchnoi, Vasily Smyslov, Adolf Anderssen, Samuel Reshevsky, and Paul Morphy. After him are Siegbert Tarrasch, Richard Réti, Ruy López de Segura, Vera Menchik, David Bronstein, and Miguel Najdorf.

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Among people born in 1916, Paul Keres ranks 28Before him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Camilo José Cela, C. Wright Mills, Alexander Prokhorov, Peter Finch, and P. W. Botha. After him are Peter Weiss, Vitaly Ginzburg, Virginia Satir, Marcel Cerdan, Bernard Lewis, and Sune Bergström. Among people deceased in 1975, Paul Keres ranks 26Before him are Nikolai Bulganin, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Graham Hill, Antonín Novotný, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Julian Huxley. After him are Robert Robinson, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Éamon de Valera, Pavel Sukhoi, Gottlob Berger, and Erich Kempka.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Paul Keres ranks 11 out of 276Before him are Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Konstantin Päts (1874), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), and Lennart Meri (1929). After him are Arnold Rüütel (1928), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Adolf von Harnack (1851), Jaan Kross (1920), and Felix Kersten (1898).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Estonia

Among chess players born in Estonia, Paul Keres ranks 1After him are Lionel Kieseritzky (1806), Vladas Mikėnas (1910), and Paul Felix Schmidt (1916).