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Alexander Kotov


Who is Alexander Kotov?

Alexander Kotov: Alexander Alexandrovich Kotov was a Soviet chess grandmaster and author. He was a Soviet champion, a two-time world title Candidate, and a prolific chess author. Kotov served in high posts in the Soviet Chess Federation and most of his books were written during the period of Cold War between the US and the USSR. Therefore, his works tended to be rather critical of American players. Russian players, on the other hand, were presented and described in a particularly favorable light.

  • also known as A. Kotov
  • born on (102 years ago) in Tula
  • died on (35 years ago) in Moscow
  • written works: "Grandmaster At Work", "Play Like A Grandmaster", "Think like a grandmaster", "Train like a grandmaster", "Belye i chernye", "Piense Como Un Gran Maestro", "Shakhmatnoe nasledie Alekhina", "Ural'skiĭ samot͡s︡vet", "The Soviet school of chess", "Sovetskai͡a︡ shakhmatnai͡a︡ shkola", "The Soviet chess school"

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