Vasily Smyslov

About Vasily Smyslov

Birth Day: March 24, 1921
Birth Place: Russia

Vasily Smyslov

Vasily Smyslov was born on March 24, 1921 in Russia. Soviet chess master who was an eight time candidate for World Champion.
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As per our current Database, Vasily Smyslov has been died on Mar 27, 2010 (age 89).

🎂 Vasily Smyslov - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Vasily Smyslov die, Vasily Smyslov was 89 years old.

Popular As Vasily Smyslov
Occupation Chess Player
Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 24, 1921 (Russia)
Birthday March 24
Town/City Russia
Nationality Russia

🌙 Zodiac

Vasily Smyslov’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Vasily Smyslov was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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Soviet chess master who was an eight time candidate for World Champion.

Before Fame

He began playing chess at the early age of six and was inspired by Alexander Alekhine's book 'My Best Games of Chess 1908-1923.'


He twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record but due to the outbreak of World War II he never became World Champion.

Family Life

His father, who worked as an engineering technician and represented the St. Petersburg Technical Institute in intercollegiate chess competitions, was his first chess Teacher.

Associated With

He was a major competitor to Paul Keres.

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