Samuel Reshevsky

1911 - 1992

Samuel Reshevsky

Samuel Herman Reshevsky (born Szmul Rzeszewski; November 26, 1911 – April 4, 1992) was a Polish chess prodigy and later a leading American chess grandmaster. He was a contender for the World Chess Championship from the mid 1930s to the mid 1960s: he tied for third place in the 1948 World Chess Championship tournament, and tied for second in the 1953 Candidates Tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Reshevsky has received more than 714,087 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 22 out of 256Before him are Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi, Frank Marshall, Paul Keres, Ruy López de Segura, and Richard Réti. After him are Vera Menchik, Siegbert Tarrasch, Johannes Zukertort, Miguel Najdorf, Bent Larsen, and Akiba Rubinstein.

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Among people born in 1911, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 49Before him are Trygve Haavelmo, Akira Yoshizawa, Bruno Kreisky, Cantinflas, Stanisława Walasiewicz, and Feodor Lynen. After him are Ernesto Sabato, George Stigler, Klaus Fuchs, Karl Silberbauer, Bernard Herrmann, and Alfred Naujocks. Among people deceased in 1992, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 32Before him are Félix Guattari, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Kaysone Phomvihane, Joan Fuster, H. L. A. Hart, and Denny Hulme. After him are Peter D. Mitchell, Sam Walton, Mohamed Boudiaf, César Manrique, James Stirling, and Dick York.

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Among people born in Poland, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 210 out of 930Before him are Hermann Balck (1893), Paul Tillich (1886), Catherine Opalińska (1680), Cymburgis of Masovia (1394), Bolesław Bierut (1892), and John I Albert (1459). After him are Robert Wiene (1873), Bolesław II the Generous (1041), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), Karl Denke (1860), Piast the Wheelwright (800), and Jan Potocki (1761).


Among chess players born in Poland, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 3Before him are Emanuel Lasker (1868) and Adolf Anderssen (1818). After him are Siegbert Tarrasch (1862), Johannes Zukertort (1842), Miguel Najdorf (1910), Akiba Rubinstein (1880), Szymon Winawer (1838), Edward Lasker (1885), Daniel Harrwitz (1823), Grigory Levenfish (null), and Valery Salov (1964).

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