Paul Keres Memorial Festival

Tallinn 28.08. - 04.09. 2005

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PAUL KERES, 1916 - 1975

Paul Keres was born in Narva on 7 January 1916. At the University of Tartu, he studied mathematics from 1938 to 1941. In 1935, he became Estonian chess champion for the first time. In the years 1936 - 1940, Keres was the editor-in-chief of the journal "Estonian Chess". Paul Keres first appeared in the international chess arena in the mid-1930s, and remained a prominent figure there for years. By the end of 1950s, he was the strongest chess player in the world. In 1975, the great Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres died suddenly at the age of 59. With this tournament let us remember to one of the greatest chess players in world's chess history.

Paul Keres homepage (author Aivar Pullerits, only in Estonian language)

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