– Soviet and Russian chess player, international grandmaster mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg on 91-m to year of life, have informed “Interfax” in the chess school of the master.
“Tonight mark E. died in hospital. The last eighteen months he was on treatment,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
The date of farewell to the Taimanov yet, noted in the chess school.
Taimanov was born in 1926, international grandmaster (1952), champion of the USSR in 1956, a five-time champion of Leningrad (1948, 1950, 1952, 1961, 1973). Was fond of playing the piano, chess has combined creativity with music.