Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946)

Alexander Alekhine was a Russian and French chess player and the fourth World Chess Champion. Originally Russian Alekhine was already at the age of 22 widely considered the best player in the world having won most of the tournaments he took part in. In 1921 Alehkine emigrated to France and in 1927 he became the official World Champion after taking the crown from José Raúl Capablanca.

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