Averbakh on Averbakh: How it all began

There are grandmasters and grandmasters. But there is only one Averbakh. This month he turned 100 and set a record in longevity. He is the oldest grandmaster in chess history. The other day ChessBase paid him a tribute and accolades are still pouring in from the chess world. Not many are aware that he has written his autobiography. Our columnist takes a look. The first part of this series tells us how it all began. | Photo Credit: Chess Federation of Russia

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