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Samuel Reshevsky

1911 - 1992

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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 1,093,806 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Samuel Reshevsky is the 16th most popular chess player (up from 17th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Poland (down from 139th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Chess Player.

Samuel Reshevsky is most famous for being a chess player. He was the first person to win the world championship in both chess and checkers.

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Among chess players, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 16 out of 374Before him are Max Euwe, Tigran Petrosian, Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, François-André Danican Philidor, and Paul Morphy. After him are Vasily Smyslov, Adolf Anderssen, Paul Keres, Viktor Korchnoi, Vera Menchik, and Ruy López de Segura.

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Among people born in 1911, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 30Before him are Joseph Barbera, Lê Đức Thọ, Maurice Allais, Polykarp Kusch, Jules Dassin, and Max Frisch. After him are L. Ron Hubbard, Ginger Rogers, William Howard Stein, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, John Archibald Wheeler, and Jean Harlow. Among people deceased in 1992, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 25Before him are Anthony Perkins, Satyajit Ray, Jan Oort, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Félix Guattari, and Ernst Happel. After him are Karl Carstens, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Peyo, Daniel Bovet, Paolo Borsellino, and John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer.

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Among people born in Poland, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 141 out of 1,454Before him are Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Władysław Reymont (1867), Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), Donald Tusk (1957), Jerzy Grotowski (1933), and Antoni Grabowski (1857). After him are Isabella Jagiellon (1519), Maxim Litvinov (1876), Władysław Gomułka (1905), Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Casimir Funk (1884), and Daniel Libeskind (1946).


Among chess players born in Poland, Samuel Reshevsky ranks 2Before him are Emanuel Lasker (1868). After him are Adolf Anderssen (1818), Siegbert Tarrasch (1862), Akiba Rubinstein (1880), Miguel Najdorf (1910), Johannes Zukertort (1842), Szymon Winawer (1838), Grigory Levenfish (1889), Edward Lasker (1885), Daniel Harrwitz (1823), and Valery Salov (1964).