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Vasilii Vasil’evich Smyslov

chess player , grandmaster

Vasilii Smyslov, USSR Chess player, grandmaster.

Background

Smyslov, Vasilii was born on March 24, 1921 in Moscow.

Career

At the age of 17, chess champion of the City of Moscow. Second place in the 1948 World Championship. World champion in 1957-1958.

In 1988, ranked number 20 in the chess world.