Alexander Kotov

Alexander Kotov was born on August 12, 1913 in Russia. Soviet chess Grandmaster and author who won the USSR Championship in 1948 and 1950.
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As per our current Database, Alexander Kotov has been died on Jan 8, 1981 (age 67).

🎂 Alexander Kotov - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Alexander Kotov die, Alexander Kotov was 67 years old.

Popular As Alexander Kotov
Occupation Chess Player
Age 67 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born August 12, 1913 (Russia)
Birthday August 12
Town/City Russia
Nationality Russia

🌙 Zodiac

Alexander Kotov’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Alexander Kotov was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Soviet chess Grandmaster and author who won the USSR Championship in 1948 and 1950.

Before Fame

He studied engineering in Moscow before becoming serious about chess.


He won only the third Soviet Grandmaster and Kotov syndrome is named after him due to his writings about cracking under pressure.

Family Life

He came from a large, working-class family.

Associated With

His writings have been an influence on Grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

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