Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Roushie: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Смысло́в; 24 Mairch 1921 – 27 Mairch 2010)[1] wis a Soviet an Roushie chess grandmaster, an wis Warld Chess Champion frae 1957 tae 1958. He wis a Candidate for the Warld Chess Championship on aicht occasions (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, an 1985). Smyslov twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship (1949, 1955), an his tot of 17 Chess Olympiad medals wan is an aw-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov wan ten gowd medals.

Vasily Smyslov
Full nameVasily Vasilyevich (Vasilievich) Smyslov
KintraSoviet Union
Born24 Mairch 1921(1921-03-24)
Moscow, Roushie Soviet
Federative Socialist Republic
Died27 Mairch 2010(2010-03-27) (aged 89)
Moscow, Roushie
Warld Champion1957–58
Peak ratin2620 (Julie 1971)

Smyslov remained active an successful in competitive chess well intae the 1960s an 1970s, qualifyin for the finals o the Warld Championship Candidates' Matches as late as 1983. Despite failin eesicht, he remained active in the occasional composeetion o chess problems an studies till shortly afore his daith in 2010.


  1. Crowther, Mark (2010-03-27). "Vasily Smyslov 1921–2010". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2010-03-28.

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