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Paul Keres

1916 - 1975

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Paul Keres ([ˈpɑu̯l ˈkeres]; 7 January 1916 – 5 June 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, and narrowly missed a chance at a World Chess Championship match on five occasions. As Estonia was repeatedly invaded and occupied during World War II, Keres was forced by the circumstances to represent the former Soviet Union (1940–41, 1944–75) and Nazi Germany (1941–44) in international tournaments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Keres has received more than 402,730 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Paul Keres is the 19th most popular chess player, the 12th most popular biography from Estonia (down from 11th 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 374Before him are Anatoly Karpov, François-André Danican Philidor, Paul Morphy, Samuel Reshevsky, Vasily Smyslov, and Adolf Anderssen. After him are Viktor Korchnoi, Vera Menchik, Ruy López de Segura, Siegbert Tarrasch, Richard Réti, and Akiba Rubinstein.

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Among people born in 1916, Paul Keres ranks 41Before him are Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Vitaly Ginzburg, Emil Gilels, Raf Vallone, Alexander Prokhorov, and Robert F. Furchgott. After him are Sune Bergström, Masaki Kobayashi, P. W. Botha, Dino Risi, Maria Altmann, and Michael Gough. Among people deceased in 1975, Paul Keres ranks 29Before him are Robert Robinson, Julian Huxley, Antonín Novotný, Pavel Sukhoi, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, and Eisaku Satō. After him are Erich Kempka, Gottlob Berger, Éamon de Valera, József Mindszenty, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and Avery Brundage.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Paul Keres ranks 12 out of 310Before him are Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Konstantin Päts (1874), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Louis Kahn (1901), Lennart Meri (1929), and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (1929). After him are Arnold Rüütel (1928), Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), Paul von Rennenkampf (1854), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Felix Kersten (1898), and Adolf von Harnack (1851).

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).