Vitaliy Valerievich Ceshkovskiy
(1944 - )
Vitaliy Valerievich Ceshkovskiy was a Jewish Russian international chess grand master.
Born in 1944 in
the former Soviet Union, Ceshkovskiy's first major success in chess came during the
1960 Olympiad when he took first place playing on the USSR team as an
His career was furthered as he played in nine USSR
championships from 1968-87, in which he experienced a variety of results.
He was the Champion of the Federation of the United Republics of Russia
in 1972-73. His international victories include Bucharest (1974), Leipzig
(1975), Dubna (1976), Benja Luka (1981), Sochi (1981), and Minsk (1982).Ceshkovskiy
won the 1986 USSR championship, and shared the title with Tal in 1978.
He achieved the rank of International Grand Master in 1975.
It has been remarked that Ceshkovskiy leaned toward
a more complex position in chess, and enjoyed a game with an uncertain
outcome. He was also considered an uncompromising opponent.
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