Paul Keres

1916 - 1975

Paul Keres

Paul Keres ([ˈpɑu̯l ˈkeres]; January 7, 1916 – June 5, 1975) was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess writer. He was among the world's top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. 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 177,564 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, Paul Keres ranks 19 out of 256Before him are François-André Danican Philidor, Adolf Anderssen, Paul Morphy, Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi, and Frank Marshall. After him are Ruy López de Segura, Richard Réti, Samuel Reshevsky, Vera Menchik, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Johannes Zukertort.

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Among people born in 1916, Paul Keres ranks 35Before him are C. Wright Mills, Christian B. Anfinsen, Virginia Satir, P. W. Botha, Peter Weiss, and Peter Finch. After him are Jacque Fresco, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Edward Heath, Dương Văn Minh, Ephraim Katzir, and Emil Gilels. Among people deceased in 1975, Paul Keres ranks 27Before him are Antonín Novotný, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Julian Huxley, Robert Robinson, and Edward Tatum. After him are Eisaku Satō, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Pavel Sukhoi, Chivu Stoica, Éamon de Valera, and József Mindszenty.

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Among people born in Estonia, Paul Keres ranks 12 out of 181Before him are Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Lennart Meri (1929), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Konstantin Päts (1874), Louis Kahn (1901), and Arnold Rüütel (1928). After him are Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640), Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Adolf von Harnack (1851), Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803), and Paul von Rennenkampf (1854).