Anatoly Vaisser

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Anatoly Vaisser, 2016 at Mariánské

Anatoly Vaisser (born 5 March 1949 in Almaty)[1] is a Soviet-born French chess grandmaster and four-time world seniors champion.


In 1982 he won the Russian Chess Championship.[1] Vaisser shared first with Evgeny Sveshnikov at Sochi in 1983, tied for 2nd and 3rd with Viswanathan Anand, behind István Csom, at New Delhi in 1987, and took second, behind Vladimir Malaniuk, at Budapest in 1989. He tied for first in the Cappelle-la-Grande Open twice: in 1987 with Anthony Kosten and Jonny Hector, and in 1991 with Matthew Sadler.

Since 1991, Vaisser has represented France. He won the French championship at Narbonne 1997,[1] and was twice runner-up (1996 and 2001).[2]

Vaisser played twice for France in the Chess Olympiads of:

Vaisser was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1982 and the Grandmaster (GM) title in 1985.

Vaisser has won the World Senior Chess Championship in 2010, 2013, and, since the seniors championships has been split into two divisions, also in 2014 and 2016 in the 65+ age category.

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  1. ^ a b c Capece, Adolivio (2011-11-17). "Interview with GM Anatoly Vaisser, 2010 World Senior Champion". Chessdom. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  2. ^ "Auxerre 1996 (in French)". Heritage des Echecs Francais. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ OlimpBase: The Encyclopaedia of Team Chess

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