300 relations: Aivars Gipslis, Albin Planinc, Aleksandar Matanović, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Alexander Beliavsky, Alexander Chernin, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Khalifman, Alexander Morozevich, Alexander Tolush, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Alexey Dreev, Alexey Vyzmanavin, Alisa Galliamova, Alisa Marić, Almira Skripchenko, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Anatoly Karpov, Anatoly Lein, Anatoly Lutikov, András Adorján, Andrei Volokitin, Andrija Fuderer, Anita Gara, Anna Muzychuk, Anna Ushenina, Anne Sunnucks, Arkadij Naiditsch, Arshak Petrosian, Artashes Minasian, Artur Yusupov, Ashot Anastasian, Étienne Bacrot, Baadur Jobava, Baden bei Wien, Bath, Somerset, Batumi, Bela Khotenashvili, Bogdan Lalić, Bojan Kurajica, Boris Avrukh, Boris Gelfand, Boris Spassky, Borislav Ivkov, Borislav Milić, Braslav Rabar, Bruno Parma, Burkhard Malich, Chess Olympiad, Christian Bauer, ..., Christopher Lutz, Corina Peptan, Correspondence Chess Olympiad, Crete, Cristina Adela Foișor, Csaba Balogh, Daniel Fridman, Daniil Dubov, David Bronstein, Debrecen, Dmitry Andreikin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Dražen Marović, Dragoljub Čirić, Dragoljub Minić, Dragoljub Velimirović, Efim Geller, Ekaterina Korbut, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Elena-Luminița Cosma, Elina Danielian, Eltaj Safarli, Emil Sutovsky, Eric Lobron, European Chess Club Cup, European Chess Union, Eurovision Song Contest, Evgeny Alekseev (chess player), Evgeny Bareev, Evgeny Sveshnikov, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Ferenc Berkes, František Zíta, Friedrich Baumbach, Friso Nijboer, Gabriel Sargissian, Gadir Guseinov, Garry Kasparov, Gedeon Barcza, Gennady Kuzmin, Georg Meier (chess player), Gerald Hertneck, Gothenburg, Győző Forintos, Gyula Kluger, Gyula Sax, Haifa, Hamburg, Harriet Hunt, Hichem Hamdouchi, Hrant Melkumyan, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Igor Glek, Igor Novikov (chess player), Ilaha Kadimova, Ilya Smirin, Inna Gaponenko, Irina Chelushkina, Isaac Boleslavsky, István Bilek, István Csom, Iulija Osmak, Ivan Sokolov (chess player), Iván Faragó, Iweta Rajlich, Jan Gustafsson, Jan Timman, János Flesch, József Pintér, József Szily, Jörg Hickl, Jean-Marc Degraeve, Jeroen Piket, Joanna Dworakowska, Joanna Majdan-Gajewska, Joël Lautier, John Littlewood (chess player), John Nunn, Jolanta Zawadzka, Jon Speelman, Jonathan Mestel, Josef Rejfíř, Josif Dorfman, Jovanka Houska, Judit Polgár, Julian Hodgson, Kapfenberg, Karen Asrian, Karen H. Grigoryan, Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska, Katarzyna Toma, Kateryna Lagno, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Ketino Kachiani, Klaus Bischoff, Krunoslav Hulak, Lajos Portisch, Laurent Fressinet, László Bárczay, László Szabó (chess player), László Vadász, León, Spain, Lela Javakhishvili, Leonid Stein, Lev Aronin, Lev Polugaevsky, Lev Psakhis, Levente Lengyel, Levon Aronian, Lilit Mkrtchian, Ljubomir Ljubojević, Loek van Wely, Luděk Pachman, Maia Chiburdanidze, Maia Lomineishvili, Maria Manakova, Marie Sebag, Marina Nechaeva, Mario Bertok, Mariya Muzychuk, Mark Taimanov, Marta Bartel, Marta Litinskaya-Shul, Marta Michna, Martyn Kravtsiv, Mato Damjanović, Matthew Sadler, Matthias Wahls, Maxim Matlakov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Maximilian Ujtelky, Merab Gagunashvili, Meri Arabidze, Mišo Cebalo, Michael Adams (chess player), Michael Roiz, Michael Stean, Mijo Udovčić, Mikhail Botvinnik, Mikhail Gurevich (chess player), Mikhail Tal, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Milan Matulović, Mind Sports Organisation, Miodrag Todorcevic, Miroslav Filip, Monika Soćko, Moscow, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Nana Dzagnidze, Nana Ioseliani, Nataša Bojković, Natalia Pogonina, Natalia Zhukova, Nazí Paikidze, Nelly Aginian, Nigel Short, Nikita Vitiugov, Nikola Karaklajić, Nikolai Krogius, Nino Batsiashvili, Nino Gurieli, Nino Khurtsidze, Novi Sad, Oberhausen, Oleg Romanishin, Olga Girya, Paul Keres, Pavel Eljanov, Petar Trifunović, Peter Leko, Peter Svidler, Plovdiv, Porto Carras, Predrag Nikolić, Pula, Rafael Vaganian, Ratmir Kholmov, Rauf Mamedov, Raymond Keene, Regina Pokorná, Reinhart Fuchs, Reykjavík, Richárd Rapport, Robert Hübner, Romain Édouard, Roza Lallemand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Russia (USSR) vs Rest of the World, Rustem Dautov, Ruth Sheldon, Salome Melia, Semyon Furman, Sergei Movsesian, Sergei Tiviakov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Simon Webb (chess player), Siranush Andriasian, Skara, Smbat Lputian, Sopiko Khukhashvili, Stefan Kindermann, Stefan Mohr, Susan Lalic, Svetlana Matveeva, Svetlana Petrenko, Svetozar Gligorić, Szidonia Vajda, Tatiana Kosintseva, Teimour Radjabov, Tigran Petrosian, Tony Miles, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Valentina Gunina, Valery Salov, Vasily Smyslov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Vereslav Eingorn, Vienna, Viktor Korchnoi, Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Vladimir Akopian, Vladimir Bagirov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vladimir Tukmakov, Vladislav Tkachiev, Vlastimil Hort, Vlatko Kovačević, Vugar Gashimov, Warsaw, William Hartston, Wolfgang Uhlmann, Women's Chess Olympiad, Women's World Chess Championship, World Chess Championship, World Mind Sports Games, World Team Chess Championship, Yelena Dembo, Yuri Averbakh, Yuri Balashov, Yuri Drozdovskij, Yuri Yakovich, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Yuriy Kuzubov, Zahar Efimenko, Zoltan Gyimesi, Zoltán Almási, Zoltán Ribli, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Zuzana Štočková. 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Aivars Gipslis (February 8, 1937 – April 13, 2000) was a Latvian chess FIDE Grandmaster and also an ICCF Grandmaster, and a chess writer and editor.
Albin Planinc (also spelled Planinec) (18 April 1944 – 20 December 2008) was a Slovenian chess Grandmaster.
Aleksandar Matanović (born May 23, 1930) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.
Aleksandra Yuryevna Goryachkina (Александра Юрьевна Горячкина; born 28 September 1998) is a Russian chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (also Romanized Belyavsky; born December 17, 1953) is a Soviet, Ukrainian and Slovenian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin (Александр Михайлович Чернин; born 6 March 1960) is a Soviet-born Hungarian chess grandmaster and trainer.
Alexander Igorevich Grischuk (Алекса́ндр И́горевич Грищу́к; born October 31, 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Valeryevich Khalifman (Алекса́ндр Вале́рьевич Халифма́н; born 18 January 1966) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Sergeyevich Morozevich (Александр Серге́евич Морозе́вич; born July 18, 1977) is a Russian chess Grandmaster.
Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush (1 May 1910 – 3 March 1969) was a Soviet chess grandmaster.
Alexandra Konstantinovna Kosteniuk (Алекса́ндра Константи́новна Костеню́к; born 23 April 1984) is a Russian chess grandmaster and Women's World Chess Champion from 2008 to 2010.
Alexey Dreev (Алексей Дреев; born 30 January 1969) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Alexey Borisovich Vyzmanavin (sometimes written Vyzhmanavin; Алексе́й Бори́сович Выжмана́вин; 1 January 1960 – 6 January 2000) was a Russian chess Grandmaster.
Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova (Алиса Михайловна Галлямова, Alisä Mixail qızı Ğällämova; born 18 January 1972 in Kazan) is a Russian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Alisa Marić, PhD (Serbian Cyrillic: Алиса Марић,; born January 10, 1970) is a Serbian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of Woman Grandmaster and International Master.
Almira Skripchenko (born 17 February 1976) is a Moldovan-French chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
Anastasia Mikhailovna Bodnaruk (Анастасия Михайловна Боднарук; born 30 March 1992) is a Russian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion.
Anatoly Yakovlevich Lein (Анатолий Яковлевич Лейн; March 28, 1931 – March 1, 2018) was a Soviet-born American chess Grandmaster.
Anatoly Lutikov (5 February 1933 in Leningrad – 15 October 1989 in Tiraspol) was a Russian chess player.
András Adorján (born András Jocha, 31 March 1950, Budapest) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster (1973) and author.
Andrei Volokitin (Андрій Волокітін, Andriy Volokitin; born 18 June 1986 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Andrija Fuderer (13 May 1931, Subotica, the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Yugoslavia – 2 October 2011, Palamós, Catalonia) was a Croatian–Belgian chess master.
Anita Gara (born 4 March 1983) is a Hungarian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Anna Olehivna Muzychuk (Анна Олегівна Музичук; Ana Muzičuk; born February 28, 1990) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Anna Yuriyivna Ushenina (Анна Юріївна Ушеніна; born 30 August 1985) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster who was Women's World Chess Champion from November 2012 to September 2013.
Patricia Anne Sunnucks (born 21 February 1927) is an author and the several-time British Women's Chess Champion (1957, 1958, 1964).
Arkadij Naiditsch (Arkadiy Naydiç; born 25 October 1985) is an Azerbaijani (since 2015) chess grandmaster that previously represented Latvia (until 2005) and Germany (2005–2015).
Arshak B. Petrosian (Արշակ Պետրոսյան; born December 16, 1953) is an Armenian chess player and National Coach.
Artashes Minasian (sometimes transliterated as Minasyan; Արտաշես Մինասյան; born 21 January 1967) is an Armenian chess grandmaster.
Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Арту́р Маякович Юсу́пов; Artur Majakowitsch Jussupow; born February 13, 1960 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian chess grandmaster and a chess writer.
Ashot Anastasian (Աշոտ Անաստասյան; 10 July 1964 – 26 December 2016) was an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Étienne Bacrot (born 22 January 1983 in Lille) is a French chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy.
Baadur Jobava (ბაადურ ჯობავა; born 26 November 1983) is a Georgian chess grandmaster and three-time Georgian champion (2003, 2007, 2012).
Baden (German for "Baths"), unofficially distinguished from other Badens as Baden bei Wien (Baden near Vienna), is a spa town in Austria.
Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.
Batumi (ბათუმი) is the second-largest city of Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country's southwest.
Bela Khotenashvili (ბელა ხოტენაშვილი; born 1 June 1988) is a Georgian chess grandmaster.
Bogdan Lalic (born 8 March 1964) is a Croatian chess grandmaster.
Bojan Kurajica (born 15 November 1947 in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian chess grandmaster (GM).
Boris Leonidovich Avrukh (בוריס ליאונידוביץ' אברוך; Борис Леонидович Аврух; born 10 February 1978 in Karaganda, Soviet Union) is an Israeli chess grandmaster.
Boris Abramovich Gelfand (Барыс Абрамавіч Гельфанд, Barys Abramavich Hel'fand; Борис Абрамович Гельфанд, Boris Abramovich Gel'fand; בוריס אברמוביץ' גלפנד; born 24 June 1968) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.
Boris Vasilievich Spassky (Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Borislav Ivkov (born November 12, 1933 in Belgrade) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.
Borislav Milić (Cyrillic Борислав Милић) (20 October 1925 – 28 May 1986) was a Yugoslav Grandmaster of chess, and a chess writer, organizer, promoter, and administrator.
Braslav Rabar (27 September 1919, Zagreb – 6 December 1973, Zagreb) was a Croatian chess International Master (1950) and chess writer.
Bruno Parma (born December 30, 1941) is a Slovene chess player and Grandmaster.
Burkhard Malich (born 29 November 1936 in Schweidnitz, Silesia (now Świdnica, Poland)) is a German chess Grandmaster.
The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.
Christian Bauer (born 11 January 1977) is a French chess grandmaster and author.
Christopher Lutz (born February 24, 1971) is a German chess grandmaster and a two-time German Chess Champion.
Corina-Isabela Peptan (born March 17, 1978) is a Romanian chess player with the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
The Correspondence Chess Olympiad is a correspondence chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.
Crete (Κρήτη,; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica.
Cristina Adela Foișor (née Bădulescu; 7 June 1967 – 22 January 2017) was a Romanian chess player.
Csaba Balogh (born 10 March 1987 in Budapest) is in a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Daniel Fridman (born February 15, 1976 in Riga) is a German chess grandmaster from Latvia.
Daniil Dmitrievich Dubov (Даниил Дмитриевич Дубов; born 18 April 1996 in Moscow) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
David Ionovich Bronstein (Дави́д Ио́нович Бронште́йн; February 19, 1924 – December 5, 2006) was a Soviet chess grandmaster, who narrowly missed becoming World Chess Champion in 1951.
Debrecen is Hungary's second largest city after Budapest.
Dmitry Vladimirovich Andreikin (Дмитрий Владимирович Андрейкин, born 5 February 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster, world junior champion in 2010 and Russian champion in 2012.
Dmitry Olegovich Jakovenko (Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко; born 29 June 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Dražen Marović (born January 14, 1938 in Split) is a Croatian (former Yugoslav) chess player, trainer, journalist, writer and broadcaster.
Dragoljub Miladin Čirić (12 November 1935 – 17 August 2014) was a Serbian and former Yugoslavian chess Grandmaster.
Dragoljub Minić (April 5, 1936 in Podgorica, Zeta Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia – c. April 5, 2005 in Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro) was a Yugoslav Grandmaster of chess.
Dragoljub Velimirović (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгољуб Велимировић; 12 May 1942 – 22 May 2014) was a Serbian (formerly Yugoslav) chess grandmaster, born in Valjevo.
Efim Petrovich Geller (Ефим Петрович Геллер, Юхим Петрович Геллер; 8 March 1925 – 17 November 1998) was a Soviet chess player and world-class grandmaster at his peak.
Ekaterina Valerievna Korbut (born February 9 1985 in Tashkent) is a Russian chess player, who holds the titles of International master and Woman Grandmaster.
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (Екатерина Ковалевская; born 17 April 1974 in Rostov-on-Don) is a Russian chess player with the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Elena-Luminița Cosma (née Radu, also Radu-Cosma; born 22 January 1972) is a Romanian chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM, 1994).
Elina Danielian (Էլինա Դանիելյան; born 16 August 1978 in Baku) is an Armenian chess grandmaster and six-time Armenian women's champion (1993, 1994. 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004).
Eltaj Safarli (Eltac Səfərli; born 18 May 1992 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster.
Emil Sutovsky (born 19 September 1977) is an Israeli chess grandmaster and the president of the Association of Chess Professionals since 2012.
Eric Lobron (born 7 May 1960) is a German chess grandmaster.
The European Chess Club Cup is an annual chess tournament for club teams from Europe.
The European Chess Union (ECU) is an independent association for the interests of European chess.
The Eurovision Song Contest (Concours Eurovision de la chanson), often simply called Eurovision, is an international song competition held primarily among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union.
Evgeny Vladimirovich Alekseev (Евгений Владимирович Алексеев; born 28 November 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster and Russian champion in 2006.
Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev (Евгений Ильгизович Бареев; born 21 November 1966 in Yemanzhelinsk) is a Russian (until 2015) and Canadian (since 2015) chess grandmaster and coach.
Evgeny Ellinovich Sveshnikov (Евгений Эллинович Све́шников; Latvian: Jevgēņijs Svešņikovs; born 11 February 1950) is a Russian grandmaster of chess and a chess author.
Evgeny Yuryevich Tomashevsky (Евгений Юрьевич Томашевский; born 1 July 1987) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Ferenc Berkes (born 8 August 1985) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster.
František Zíta (29 November 1909 – 1 October 1977) was a Czech chess master who was born and died in Prague.
Dr Friedrich (Fritz) Baumbach (born September 8, 1935 in Weimar, Germany) is a German International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster, most famous for being the eleventh ICCF World Champion, 1983–89.
Friso Nijboer (born May 26, 1965) is a Dutch chess player.
Gabriel Eduardi Sargissian (Գաբրիել Էդուարդի Սարգսյան, Gabriel Eduardi Sargsyan; born 3 September 1983) is an Armenian chess grandmaster.
Gadir Guseinov (Qədir Hüseynov; born 21 May 1986) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; Armenian: Գարրի Կիմովիչ Կասպարով; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, who many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time.
Gedeon (Gideon) Barcza (August 21, 1911 in Kisújszállás – February 27, 1986 in Budapest) was a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Gennady Pavlovich Kuzmin (Геннадий Павлович Кузьмин, born January 19, 1946) is a Soviet-Ukrainian chess master and trainer.
Georg Meier (born August 26, 1987) is a German grandmaster of chess.
Gerald Hertneck (born 18 September 1963) is a German chess grandmaster.
Gothenburg (abbreviated Gbg; Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries.
Győző Victor Forintos (born 30 July 1935 in Budapest) is a Hungarian chess master and by profession, an economist.
Gyula Kluger (15 January 1914, Sátoraljaújhely, Zemplén County, Kingdom of Hungary – 23 September 1994, Budapest) was a Hungarian chess master.
Gyula Sax (18 June 1951 – 25 January 2014) was a Hungarian chess grandmaster and International Arbiter (1995).
Haifa (חֵיפָה; حيفا) is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv– with a population of in.
Hamburg (locally), Hamborg, officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Friee un Hansestadt Hamborg),Constitution of Hamburg), is the second-largest city of Germany as well as one of the country's 16 constituent states, with a population of roughly 1.8 million people. The city lies at the core of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region which spreads across four German federal states and is home to more than five million people. The official name reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, a city-state and one of the 16 states of Germany. Before the 1871 Unification of Germany, it was a fully sovereign state. Prior to the constitutional changes in 1919 it formed a civic republic headed constitutionally by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten. The city has repeatedly been beset by disasters such as the Great Fire of Hamburg, exceptional coastal flooding and military conflicts including World War II bombing raids. Historians remark that the city has managed to recover and emerge wealthier after each catastrophe. Situated on the river Elbe, Hamburg is home to Europe's second-largest port and a broad corporate base. In media, the major regional broadcasting firm NDR, the printing and publishing firm italic and the newspapers italic and italic are based in the city. Hamburg remains an important financial center, the seat of Germany's oldest stock exchange and the world's oldest merchant bank, Berenberg Bank. Media, commercial, logistical, and industrial firms with significant locations in the city include multinationals Airbus, italic, italic, italic, and Unilever. The city is a forum for and has specialists in world economics and international law with such consular and diplomatic missions as the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the EU-LAC Foundation, and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. In recent years, the city has played host to multipartite international political conferences and summits such as Europe and China and the G20. Former German Chancellor italic, who governed Germany for eight years, and Angela Merkel, German chancellor since 2005, come from Hamburg. The city is a major international and domestic tourist destination. It ranked 18th in the world for livability in 2016. The Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2015. Hamburg is a major European science, research, and education hub, with several universities and institutions. Among its most notable cultural venues are the italic and italic concert halls. It gave birth to movements like Hamburger Schule and paved the way for bands including The Beatles. Hamburg is also known for several theatres and a variety of musical shows. St. Pauli's italic is among the best-known European entertainment districts.
Harriet Vaughan Hunt (born 4 February 1978 in Oxford) is an English chess player and four times British Ladies' champion.
Hichem Hamdouchi (Arabic هشام الحمدوشی; born 8 October 1972 in Tangier) is a Moroccan-French chess grandmaster.
Hrant Melkumyan (Հրանտ Մելքումյան; born April 30, 1989 in Yerevan) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster and European Blitz Champion in 2011.
Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi (Yan Aleksandrovich Nepomnyashchiy; born 14 July 1990) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Igor Vladimirovich Glek (Игорь Владимирович Глек; born 7 November 1961) is a Russian chess Grandmaster, coach, theorist, writer and organiser.
Igor A. Novikov (born May 23, 1962) is a chess grandmaster and former Ukrainian chess champion.
Ilaha Kadimova (İlahə Qədimova; born November 5, 1975) is an Azerbaijani Woman Grandmaster chess player.
Ilya (or Ilia) Yulievich Smirin (איליה יוליביץ' סמירין; Илья Юльевич Смирин; born January 21, 1968, in Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.
Inna Gaponenko (also known as Inna Yanovska; born 22 June 1976) is a Ukrainian chess player holding the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Irina Cheluskina (born February 1 1961 in Kherson) is a Serbian chess player, originally Ukrainian, and a woman grandmaster.
Isaac Yefremovich Boleslavsky (Ісаак Єфремович Болеславський, Исаак Ефремович Болеславский; June 9, 1919 in Zolotonosha, Ukraine – February 15, 1977 in Minsk) was a Soviet chess grandmaster.
István Bilek (11 August 1932 – 20 March 2010) was a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
István Csom (born June 2, 1940, Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster and International Arbiter.
Iulija Vladislavivna Osmak (born 6 March 1998) is a Ukrainian chess player who holds the title of Woman grandmaster (WGM, 2016) and International master (IM, 2017).
Ivan Sokolov (Bosnian and Bulgarian: Иван Соколов) (born 13 June 1968) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Iván Faragó (born 1 April 1946) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Iweta Rajlich (born Radziewicz, 16 March 1981 in Warsaw) is a Polish chess International Master and Woman Grandmaster, multiple winner of Women Chess Championships of Poland.
Jan Gustafsson (born 25 June 1979) is a German chess grandmaster.
Jan Timman (born 14 December 1951) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster who was one of the world's leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
János Flesch (30 September 1933 – 9 December 1983) was a chess Grandmaster, chess writer and coach, born in Budapest, Hungary.
József Pintér (born 9 November 1953 in Budapest) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster and chess writer.
József Szily (2 October 1913, Budapest – 26 April 1976) was a Hungarian chess master.
Jörg Hickl (born 16 April 1965) is a German chess grandmaster.
Jean-Marc Degraeve (born 26 January 1971) is a French chess grandmaster.
Jeroen Piket (born 27 January 1969) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Joanna Dworakowska (born 21 October 1978 in Warsaw) is a Polish chess player.
Joanna Majdan-Gajewska (née Majdan; born 9 June 1988 in Koszalin) is a Polish chess player with the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Joël Lautier (born 12 April 1973) is a French chess grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer (2006).
John Eric Littlewood (25 May 1931 – 16 September 2009) was for many years a leading British chess player and took the title of national senior champion in 2006.
John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.
Jolanta Zawadzka (born 8 February 1987 in Wrocław) is a Polish chess player with the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Jonathan Simon Speelman (born 2 October 1956) is an English Grandmaster chess player, mathematician and chess writer.
Andrew Jonathan Mestel (born 13 March 1957 in Cambridge, England) is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London.
Josef Rejfiř (22 September 1909 – 4 May 1962) was one of Czechoslovakia's strongest chess players before World War II.
Josif (Josef, Iossif, Iosif) Davidovich Dorfman (born 1 May 1952, Zhitomir) is a Soviet-French chess Grandmaster, coach, and chess writer.
Jovanka Houska is an English chess player with the titles International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Judit Polgár (born 23 July 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Julian Michael "Jules" Hodgson (born 25 July 1963) is a British International Grandmaster and former British Chess Champion.
Kapfenberg, with around inhabitants, is the third largest city in Styria, Austria, near Bruck an der Mur.
Karen Asrian (Կարեն Ասրյան; 24 April 1980 in Yerevan – 9 June 2008) was an Armenian chess grandmaster.
Karen H. Grigoryan (Կարեն Հ. Գրիգորյան; born 25 February 1995) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska (born 28 October 1987 in Rybnik) is a Polish chess player.
Katarzyna Toma (born 16 September 1985) is a Polish chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster.
Kateryna Aleksandrovna Lagno (Катерина Олександрівна Лагно; Екатерина Александровна Лагно; born 27 December 1989) is a Russian (formerly Ukrainian), Ukrayinska Pravda Sport (12 July 2014) chess grandmaster.
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (née Arakhamia) is a Georgian (former Soviet Union)-born Scottish Grandmaster of chess.
Ketino Kachiani or Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska (born 11 September 1971) is a Georgian chess player with the titles of Woman Grandmaster and International Master.
Klaus Bischoff (born 9 June 1961 in Ulm) is a German chess player who was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1990.
Krunoslav Hulak (25 May 1951 – 23 October 2015) was a Croatian chess master.
Lajos Portisch (born 4 April 1937) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster, whose positional style earned him the nickname, the "Hungarian Botvinnik".
Laurent Fressinet (born 30 November 1981 in Dax) is a French chess grandmaster.
László Bárczay (21 February 1936 – 7 April 2016) was a Hungarian chess Grandmaster.
László Szabó (March 19, 1917 – August 8, 1998) was a Hungarian grandmaster of chess.
László Vadász (January 27, 1948 in Kiskunfélegyháza – January 3, 2005) was a Hungarian chess Grandmaster.
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain.
Lela Javakhishvili (born 23 April 1984) is a Georgian chess player who holds the titles of International master and Woman Grandmaster.
Leonid Zakharovich Stein (Леонид Захарович Штейн; November 12, 1934 – July 4, 1973) was a Soviet chess Grandmaster from Ukraine.
Lev Solomonovich Aronin (Лев Соломонович Аронин; 20 July 1920, Kuibyshev – 4 October 1982, Moscow) was a Soviet International Master of chess.
Lev Abramovich Polugaevsky (Лев Абрамович Полугаевский; 20 November 1934 – 30 August 1995) was an International Grandmaster of chess and frequent contender for the World Championship, although he never achieved that title.
Lev Borisovich Psakhis (לב בוריסוביץ' פסחיס; Лев Борисович Псахис; born 29 November 1958 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia) is a naturalised Israeli chess grandmaster, trainer and author.
Levente Lengyel (13 June 1933 – 18 August 2014) was a Hungarian chess player, who gained the Grandmaster title in 1964.
Levon Grigori Aronian (Լևոն Գրիգորի Արոնյան Levon Grigori Aronyan; born 6 October 1982) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Lilit Mkrtchian (Լիլիթ Մկրտչյան; born 9 August 1982 in Yerevan) is an Armenian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM), and four-time Armenian women's chess champion.
Ljubomir Ljubojević is a Serbian chess grandmaster.
Loek van Wely (born 7 October 1972) is a Dutch chess grandmaster.
Luděk Pachman (German: Ludek Pachmann, May 11, 1924 in Bělá pod Bezdězem, today Czech Republic – March 6, 2003 in Passau, Germany) was a Czechoslovak-German chess grandmaster, chess writer, and political activist.
Maia Chiburdanidze (მაია ჩიბურდანიძე; born 17 January 1961) is a Georgian chess grandmaster, and the seventh Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest one until 2010, when this record was broken by Hou Yifan.
Maia Lomineishvili (born 1977) is a Georgian chess player, and an international master.
Maria Manakova (born 1 March 1974) is a Russian-born Serbian chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Marie Rachel Sebag (born 15 October 1986) is a French chess grandmaster.
Marina Nechaeva (neé Guseva; also known as Marina Romanko; born 5 August 1986) is a Russian chess player who holds the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Mario Bertok (2 September 1929 – 20 August 2008) was a Croatian chess master and sports journalist, writing for the Sportske novosti daily sports newspaper.
Mariya Olehivna Muzychuk (Марія Олегівна Музичук; born 21 September 1992) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and Women's World Chess Champion from April 2015 to March 2016.
Mark Evgenievich Taimanov (Марк Евгеньевич Тайманов; 7 February 1926 – 28 November 2016) was one of the leading Soviet and Russian chess players, among the world's top 20 players from 1946 to 1971.
Marta Bartel (born Zambrów 20 May 1988), née Przeździecka, is a Polish chess player, who was awarded the title of Woman Grandmaster in 2009.
Marta Ivanivna Litynska (Марта Іванівна Літинська; Марта Ивановна Литинская, Marta Ivanovna Litinskaya; born 25 March 1949 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Marta Michna (born 30 January 1978), née Zielińska, is a Poland born chess player who won the Polish Women's Chess Championship in 2003.
Martyn Kravtsiv (Мартин Кравців; born 26 November 1990) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Mato Damjanović (23 March 192712 February 2011) was a Croatian chess grandmaster who represented Yugoslavia in international team events.
Matthew Sadler (born 15 May 1974) is an English chess grandmaster, chess writer and two-time British Chess Champion.
Matthias Wahls (born January 25, 1968) is a German chess grandmaster and poker player.
Maxim Sergeevich Matlakov (Максим Сергеевич Матлаков; born 5 March 1991) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (born 21 October 1990) is a French chess grandmaster.
Maximilián Samuel Rudolf Ujtelky (20 April 1915, Igló, Kingdom of Hungary – 12 December 1979) was a Slovak chess master and theoretician of Hungarian origin.
Merab Gagunashvili (მერაბ გაგუნაშვილი; born 3 January 1985, Tbilisi) is a Georgian chess grandmaster and Georgian champion in 2004 and 2010.
Meri Arabidze (Georgian: მერი არაბიძე; born 25 February 1994 in Samtredia, Georgia) is a Georgian chess player who holds the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Mišo Cebalo (born 6 February 1945, in Zagreb) is a Croatian chess Grandmaster.
Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is an English chess grandmaster.
Michael Roiz (Михаил Ройз, born 12 October 1983 in Russia) is an Israeli chess Grandmaster.
Michael Francis Stean (born 4 September 1953) is an English chess grandmaster, an author of chess books and a tax accountant.
Mijo Udovčić (September 11, 1920 - April 8, 1984) was a Yugoslavian chess player, who became the first Croatian Grandmaster in 1962.
Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (Михаи́л Моисе́евич Ботви́нник,; – May 5, 1995) was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and World Chess Champion for most of 1948 to 1963.
Mikhail Naumovich Gurevich (born 1959) is a Soviet chess player.
Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (Mihails Tāls; Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail Nekhem'evich Tal,; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992) was a Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).
Mikheil Mchedlishvili is a Georgian chess grandmaster.
Milan Matulović (10 June 1935 – 9 October 2013) was a chess grandmaster who was the second or third strongest Yugoslav player for much of the 1960s and 1970s behind Svetozar Gligorić and possibly Borislav Ivkov.
The Mind Sports Organisation (MSO) is an association for promoting mental-skill games (Mind Sport) including Contract Bridge, Chess, Go, Mastermind, and Scrabble.
Miodrag Todorčević, Миодраг Тодорчевић (born 10 November 1940 in Belgrade) a Serbian-French chess master and coach.
Miroslav Filip (27 October 1928 – 27 April 2009) was a Czech chess grandmaster.
Moscow (a) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area.
Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Надежда Анатольевна Косинцева; born 14 January 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Nana Dzagnidze (ნანა ძაგნიძე; born 1 January 1987) is a Georgian chess grandmaster and the current world blitz champion.
Nana Mikhailovna Ioseliani (ნანა იოსელიანი; born 12 February 1962) is a Georgian chess player.
Nataša Bojković (born September 3 1971) is a Serbian chess player, and an international master.
Natalia Andreevna Pogonina (Наталья Андреевна Погонина; born 9 March 1985) is a Russian chess player who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Natalia Oleksandrivna Zhukova (Наталія Олександрівна Жукова; born 5 June 1979) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and two-time European women's champion.
Nazí Paikidze, sometimes also referred to as Paikidze-Barnes, (ნაზი პაიკიძე; Нази Нодаровна Паикидзе-Барнс;, born 27 October 1993) is a Georgian American chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Nelly Aginian (Նելլի Աղինյան; born August 4, 1981) is an Armenian chess Woman Grandmaster (2005).
Nigel David Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator.
Nikita Kirillovich Vitiugov (Никита Кириллович Витюгов; born 4 February 1987) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Nikola Karaklajić (Cyrillic: Никола Караклајић, Belgrade, 24 February 1926 – 16 December 2008) was a Serbian chess master.
Nikolai Vladimirovich Krogius (first name sometimes written Nikolay) (born July 22, 1930 in Saratov) is a Russian Chess Grandmaster, International Arbiter (1985), psychologist, chess coach, chess administrator, and author.
Nino Batsiashvili (ნინო ბაციაშვილი; born 1 January 1987) is a Georgian chess grandmaster.
Nino Gurieli (ნინო გურიელი; born December 6, 1961) is a Georgian chess player who holds the titles of International master and Woman Grandmaster.
Nino Khurtsidze (28 September 1975 – 22 April 2018) was a Georgian chess player who held the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Novi Sad (Нови Сад,; Újvidék; Nový Sad; see below for other names) is the second largest city of Serbia, the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and the administrative center of the South Bačka District.
Oberhausen is a city on the river Emscher in the Ruhr Area, Germany, located between Duisburg and Essen. The city hosts the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and its Gasometer Oberhausen is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin (Олег Михайлович Романишин; born 10 January 1952) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and former European junior champion.
Olga Alexandrovna Girya (Ольга Александровна Гиря; born 4 June 1991 in Langepas) is a Russian chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Paul Keres (January 7, 1916June 5, 1975) was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess writer.
Pavel Eljanov (translit; born 10 May 1983) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Peter Leko ('Lékó Péter'; Петер Леко; born September 8, 1979 in Subotica, Yugoslavia) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born 17 June 1976) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Plovdiv (Пловдив) is the second-largest city in Bulgaria, with a city population of 341,000 and 675,000 in the greater metropolitan area.
Porto Carras (Πόρτο Καρράς), known as Porto Carras Grand Resort, is one of northern Greece's largest and most famous hotels and holiday resorts.
Predrag Nikolić (born 11 September 1960 in Bosanski Šamac) is a Bosnian chess grandmaster.
Pula or Pola (Italian and Istro-Romanian: Pola; Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola Pollentia Herculanea; Slovene and Chakavian: Pulj, Hungarian: Póla, Polei, Ancient Greek: Πόλαι, Polae) is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia and the eighth largest city in the country, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of 57,460 in 2011.
Rafael Vaganian (Ռաֆայել Արտյոմի Վահանյան, Rrafayel Artyomi Vahanyan, Рафаэль Артёмович Ваганян, Rafael Artemovich Vaganyan) is an Armenian chess grandmaster known for his sharp tactical style of play.
Ratmir Dmitrievich Kholmov (Russian: Ратмир Дмитриевич Холмов) (13 May 1925 in Shenkursk – 18 February 2006 in Moscow) was a Russian chess Grandmaster.
Rauf Mamedov (Rauf Məmmədov; born 26 April 1988) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Raymond Dennis Keene OBE (born 29 January 1948) is an English chess Grandmaster, a FIDE International Arbiter, a chess organiser, and a journalist and author.
Regina Theissl Pokorná (née Pokorná; born 18 January 1982) is a Slovak-Austrian chess player holding the title Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Reinhart Fuchs (September 28, 1934, Berlin – December 16, 2017, Berlin) was a German chess player, international master (1962).
Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland.
Richárd Rapport (born 25 March 1996) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Robert Hübner (born November 6, 1948) is a German chess Grandmaster, chess writer, and papyrologist.
Romain Édouard (born 28 November 1990) is a French chess grandmaster.
Roza Lallemand (8 August 1961 – 26 August 2008) was a French chess player of North Korean origin who was raised in the Soviet Union.
Ruslan Olegovich Ponomariov (Русла́н Оле́гович Пономарьо́в, Ruslan Olehovych Ponomar'ov; born 11 October 1983) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
There have been two chess matches featuring USSR vs.
Rustem Hazitovich Dautov (born 28 November 1965 in Ufa) is a German chess Grandmaster of Tatar origin.
Ruth Sheldon (born May 03, 1980) is an English chess player.
Salome Melia (სალომე მელია; born 14 April 1987 in Batumi) is a Georgian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Semyon Abramovich Furman (December 1, 1920 – March 17, 1978) was a Soviet chess Grandmaster and trainer.
Sergei Movsesian (Սերգեյ Մովսիսյան; born 3 November 1978 in Tbilisi) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster who played for the Czech Republic for most of his career.
Sergei Tiviakov (Серге́й Тивяков; born 14 February 1973) is a Russian–Dutch chess grandmaster.
Shakhriyar Hamid oglu Mamedyarov (Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov; born 12 April 1985) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Simon Webb (10 June 1949 – 14 March 2005) was a British chess player, an International Master, a Correspondence Chess Grandmaster, and a chess writer.
Siranush Andriasian (Սիրանուշ Անդրիասյան, born 4 January 1986) is an Armenian chess International Master.
Skara is a locality and the seat of Skara Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 18,580 inhabitants in 2013.
Smbat Gariginovich Lputian (sometimes transliterated as Lputyan; Սմբատ Լպուտյան; born 14 February 1958 in Yerevan) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Sopiko Khukhashvili (born 4 January 1985) is a Georgian chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
Stefan Emanuel Sylvester Kindermann (born 28 December 1959 in Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian chess Grandmaster.
Stefan Mohr (born 22 October 1967) is a German chess grandmaster (GM).
Susan Kathryn Lalic (née Walker; born 28 October 1965) is an English chess player, holding both International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM) titles.
Svetlana Vladislavovna Matveeva (Светлана Владиславовна Матвеева; born 4 July 1969 in Frunze) is a Russian chess player holding the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
Svetlana Petrenko (Svetlana Petrenco; born 27 May 1974) is a Moldovan chess player who holds the titles of woman grandmaster (WGM, 2001) and international master (IM, 2004).
Svetozar Gligorić (Serbian Cyrillic: Светозар Глигорић, 2 February 1923 – 14 August 2012) was a Serbian and Yugoslav chess grandmaster.
Szidónia Lázárné Vajda (née Vajda; born 20 January 1979) is a Romanian-Hungarian chess player with the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Tatiana Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Татьяна Анатольевна Косинцева; born 11 April 1986 in Arkhangelsk) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (GM).
Teimour Radjabov (also spelled Teymur Rajabov; Teymur Rəcəbov; born 12 March 1987) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (Тигра́н Варта́нович Петрося́н; Տիգրան Պետրոսյան; June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was a Soviet Armenian Grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969.
Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the-board play.
Vadim Zvjaginsev (Vadim Zvyagintsev; born 18 August 1976 in Moscow) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Valentina Evgenyevna Gunina (Валентина Евгеньевна Гунина; born February 4, 1989 in Murmansk) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Valery Salov (born May 26, 1964 in Wrocław, Poland) is a Russian chess grandmaster who was once ranked the third best player in the world.
Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Василий Васильевич Смыслов; 24 March 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, who was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958.
Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk, also transliterated as Vasyliy or Vasyl (Василь Михайлович Іванчук; born March 18, 1969), is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and a former World Rapid Chess Champion.
Vereslav (Viacheslav) Eingorn (born 23 November 1956, Odessa) is a Soviet and Ukrainian chess grandmaster, coach and author.
Vienna (Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria.
Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (p; 23 March 1931 – 6 June 2016) was a Soviet (until 1976) and Swiss (since 1994) chess grandmaster and writer.
Vitaly Valeryevich Tseshkovsky (Виталий Валерьевич Цешковский; 25 September 1944, Omsk – 24 December 2011, Krasnodar) was a Russian chess Grandmaster and a former champion of the USSR.
Vladimir Akopian (Владимир Акопян, Վլադիմիր Հակոբյան; born December 7, 1971 in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov (Վլադիմիր Կոնստանտինի Բաղիրյան; Влади́мир Константи́нович Баги́ров) (August 16, 1936 in Baku – July 21, 2000 in Finland) was a Soviet-Latvian grandmaster of chess, chess author, and trainer.
Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik (Влади́мир Бори́сович Кра́мник; born 25 June 1975) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov (born March 5, 1946 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Vladislav Tkachiev (Владислав Ткачёв, born Moscow November 9, 1973) is a French-Russian-Kazakhstani chess player.
Vlastimil Hort (born 12 January 1944) is a Czechoslovak-born German chess Grandmaster.
Vlatko (Vladimir, Vlado) Kovačević (born 26 March 1942 in Dubrovnik) is a Croatian and Yugoslavian grandmaster of chess.
Vugar Gashimov (Vüqar Həşimov; 24 July 1986 – 11 January 2014) was an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.
William Roland Hartston (born 12 August 1947) is an English journalist who writes the Beachcomber column in the Daily Express and a chess player who played competitively from 1962 to 1987 with a highest Elo rating of 2485.
Wolfgang Uhlmann (born 29 March 1935) is a prominent German International Grandmaster of chess.
The Women's Chess Olympiad is an event held by FIDE (the International Chess Federation) since 1957 (every two years since 1972), where national women's teams compete at chess for gold, silver and bronze medals.
The Women's World Chess Championship (WWCC) is played to determine the women's world champion in chess.
The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.
The World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) is a quadrennial multi-sport event created by the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) as a "stepping stone on the path of introducing a third kind of Olympic Games (after the Summer and the Winter Olympics)".
The World Team Chess Championship is an international team chess event, eligible for the participation of 10 countries whose chess federations dominate their continent.
Yelena Dembo (born December 8, 1983) is a Greek International Master of chess.
Yuri Lvovich Averbakh (Ю́рий Льво́вич Аверба́х; born February 8, 1922) is a Soviet and Russian chess player and author.
Yuri Sergeyevich Balashov (Юрий Серге́евич Балашов; born 12 March 1949 in Shadrinsk) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Yuri Drozdovskij (born 22 May 1984 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster.
Yuri Yakovich (Юрий Якович; born November 30, 1962) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (1990).
Yuriy Hryhorovych Kryvoruchko (Юрій Григорович Криворучко; born 19 December 1986 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster (2006) and Ukrainian champion in 2013.
Yuriy Kuzubov (Юрій Кузубов; his first name is sometimes spelled "Yuri" or "Yury"; born 26 January 1990 in Sychyovka, Smolensk Oblast) chesspage.kiev.ua is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and Ukrainian champion of 2014.
Zahar Efimenko (born 3 July 1985) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.
Zoltán Gyimesi (born 31 March 1977) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster and national champion in 2005.
Zoltán Almási (born August 29, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Zoltán Ribli (born September 6, 1951 in Mohács) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster and International Arbiter (1995).
Zurab Azmaiparashvili (ზურაბ აზმაიფარაშვილი; born 16 March 1960) is a chess Grandmaster from Georgia.
Zuzana Štočková (born 25 November 1977 in Kežmarok), nee Hagarová, is a Slovak chess player who holds the title of the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).