Russian Chess Grandmaster, Nikolai Krogius, dies at 91

Russian Chess Grandmaster, Nikolai Krogius, dies at 91

Nikolai Krogius was a Russian grandmaster in chess, an international arbiter, a psychologist, a coach for chess, an administrator for chess, and an author.

He participated in seven Soviet finals between 1958 and 1971 and won a number of tournament championships in Sochi and Eastern European competitions.

What Caused the Death of Nikolai Krogius?

Nikolai Vladimirovich Krogius, 91, passed away in New York On Thursday. He was a formidable grandmaster, an International Arbiter, a coach, and a former vice-president of FIDE. He was also a remarkable author and a pioneer in the field of chess psychology.

The International Chess Federation reported his passing but did not give a cause.

Nikolai Krogius Age, Family, and Early Life

Nikolai Krogius was born on July 22, 1930, in Saratov, Russia, a port on the Volga River. He was 91 years old at the time of his death. His father was an artist, his mother taught at Saratov University and his grandfather was a doctor of medicine.

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He earned the grandmaster title after winning the Chigorin Memorial in Sochi, Russia, in 1964.

Nikolai Krogius Career, What was his profession?

He participated in seven Soviet finals between 1958 and 1971 and won a number of tournament championships in Sochi and Eastern European competitions. His best year was 1967 when he briefly held the 18th-place spot in the world. He received his doctorate in psychology with a sports psychology concentration.

In addition to holding the position of chairman of the USSR Chess Federation, he taught world champion Boris Spassky for a number of years. He also co-authored five chess books. He shared the 1993 World Senior Chess Championship victory.

Which school and college did he go to?

He earned his doctorate in psychology and specialized in sports psychology.

Nikolai Krogius Net Worth, How much does he earn?

At the time of writing, it is impossible to assess his net worth no information about his earnings has been made public.

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Nikolai Krogius Wife, What about his relationship?

He was a married man and was married to his wife Irina with whom he shared two daughters named Olga and Maria.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

We do not have precise information about his social media status. When we receive more detailed information surrounding his social media handles, we will update this section.

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Eye ColourHazel
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Sexual OrientationStraight

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