Viktor Zheliandinov

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Viktor Savelievich Zheliandinov
Full nameViktor Savelievich Zheliandinov
CountrySoviet Union (until 1991)
Born(1935-03-17)March 17, 1935
TitleInternational Master

Viktor Savelievich Zheliandinov (17 March 1935) a Soviet-Ukrainian Chess player, International Master and coach. He was awarded the Master title in 1962. He was a Soviet Army Champion in 1966. Zheliandinov won Belarus championships in 1970.[1]

There are many international grandmasters and masters among Zheliandinov's apprentices. Among his students are such famous chess players as grandmasters Vassily Ivanchuk, Marta Litinskaya-Shul, Mateusz Bartel and Vitali Golod. Viktor Zheliandinov assisted the rise of former world champion Anatoly Karpov.[2]


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