Vladimir Bron

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Vladimir Akimovich Bron (14 September 1909, Mykolaiv – 1985, Sverdlovsk, USSR) was a Soviet chess master and problemist.

Born into a Jewish family in Nikolaev (currently Mykolaiv), near Kherson,[1] he was one of the leading scientists of the refractory materials industry. Professor Bron also actively participated in the Sverdlovsk Chess Federation.[2]

He was a top Soviet composer of chess studies. In 1969 he wrote Selected Studies and Problems.[3] He won 31 first prizes in composing tourneys.[4]

Dr. Bron was awarded the International Master title for chess composition in 1966 and the Grandmaster Composer title in 1975.[5]


  1. ^ www.jewishgen.org
  2. ^ www.springerlink.com
  3. ^ Bron, Vladimir (1969). Selected Studies and Problems (in Russian). Moscow.
  4. ^ From Harold van der Heijden study database 2005.
  5. ^ "www.chess-poster.com". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-28.