Getting Into Chess
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Getting Into Chess

Who Are the Oldest and Youngest Chess Grandmasters?

Yuri Averbakh turns 100.

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The Oldest Chess Grandmaster

Today — February 8, 2022 — is chess grandmaster Yuri Averbakh’s 100th birthday.

Averbakh is the first grandmaster to ever reach 100 years old, making him the oldest grandmaster to ever live. (The previous oldest grandmaster was Andor…

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