Humpy Koneru was born on 31 March 1987 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, is an Indian chess Grandmaster. Her January 2010 FIDE Elo rating was 2614, placing her number two in the world for women’s players. … read more
Viswanathan Anand was born on 11 December 1969 in Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India, is an Indian chess Grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, … read more
Boris Vasilievich Spassky was born on January 30, 1937 in Leningrad, Soviet Union, is a Soviet-French chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from late 1969 to 1972. He was … read more
Deep Blue was a chess playing computer developed by IBM. Deep Blue was the first computer system to win a chess game against a reigning world champion (Garry Kasparov) under regular time controls. This first … read more
Johannes Hermann Zukertort (7 September 1842 Lublin – 20 June 1888 London) was a leading Polish-Jewish chess master. In 1861, he enrolled at the University of Breslau to study medicine, but he never qualified. However, … read more
Eugene Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky (1884-1954) was a Russian chess master, writer, teacher and literary critic. Born in St. Petersburg on August 16th 1884, he learnt to play chess as a young boy, gaining prizes in local … read more
Zhang Zhong ( born September 5, 1978) is a Chinese chess grandmaster. Among Zhang’s more notable results are the silver medal in the 1998 World Junior Chess Championship (behind Darmen Sadvakasov), first in the 2001 … read more
Alexander Zaitsev (15 June 1935 – 1971) was a leading Soviet chess grandmaster. The Zaitsev variation of the Ruy Lopez opening (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 … read more
Alex Yermolinsky (b. April 11, 1958) is a United States chess Grandmaster. In 1993, Alex won the U.S. Chess Championship, a title he shared with Alexander Shabalov. In 1996 he was the sole champion of … read more
Ye Jiangchuan (born November 20, 1960) is a leading Chinese chess Grandmaster. In the April 2005 FIDE list, he had an Elo rating of 2648, making him world number 48 and China’s number one.
Frederick Yates (1884 – 1932) was a leading English chess master.
Daniel Abraham Yanofsky (March 25, 1925- March 5, 2000) was Canada’s first chess grandmaster and an eight-time national champion. He was born in Brody, Poland, and moved to Canada when he was eight months old. … read more
Xu Jun ) (born September 17, 1962 in Suzhou, Jiangsu) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster. Once in the world’s top hundred, in the April 2005 FIDE list, he had an Elo rating of 2582, making … read more
Xie Jun (born October 30, 1970) is a chess player from China. She was the eigth and tenth women’s world chess champion, first from 1991 to 1996, and again in 1999 until 2001, and is … read more
Bu Xiangzhi (born December 10, 1985) is a Chinese chess player. He became a Grandmaster in 1999 at the age of 13 years, 10 months, 13 days, making him the youngest person to that date … read more