Smyslov, Vasily

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Smyslov, Vasily Gender: M
born on 24 March 1921 at 02:22 (= 02:22 AM )
Place Moscow, Russian Federation, 55n45, 37e35
Timezone +05 h5e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Globa
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°42' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°17 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°57'

Vasily Smyslov
photo: Jurgen Stigter, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight occasions (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, and 1985). Smyslov twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals.

Smyslov remained active and successful in competitive chess well into the 1960s and 1970s, qualifying for the finals of the World Championship Candidates' Matches as late as 1983. Despite failing eyesight, he remained active in the occasional composition of chess problems and studies until shortly before his death on 27 March 2010.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes Pavel Globa who got the time "born after midnight", source is still unclear. Globa rectified it to 2.22 LT


  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (World Chess Champion)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession