Who was Yuri Averbakh and what was his cause of death? Chess Grandmaster dies at aged 100

Yuri Averbakh full name Yuri Lvovich Averbakh, was an Russian chess grandmaster. He was the legendary grandmaster and also the oldest living grandmaster.

During his prime time, Yuri was considered one of the strongest players in the world. Yuri was ranked on the list of most popular Chess players as well as the elite list of famous celebrities born in Russia.

What Happened To Yuri Averbakh? Chess Grandmaster Dies At 100

The legendary grandmaster, Yuri Averbakh has ranked in the elite list of famous celebrities who died at the age of 100.

Just after the news of his death broke out, Twitter and other social media platforms are filled with tributes and condolences from his fans.

Regardless of his old age, the legendary chess grandmaster continued to devote his time to chess-related activities until his last breath.

How old is Yuri Averbakh? His Age, Family, and Early life

Yuri Averbakh was 100 years old at the time of death. He was born on 8th February 1922 in Kaluga, Russia.

yuri averbakh family

Yuri has kept the identities of his family hidden from the public eye. He has kept his information to himself and has refused to share it with the general public. Except, his father was German Jewish and his mother was Russian.

Yuri Averbakh’s Net worth/Income

Yuri was one of the richest Chess Players and well-known Chess players. His income mostly comes from his profession. 

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Yuri Averbakh’s net worth was estimated at around $1.5 Million USD approx.

Yuri Averbakh’s Girlfriend Affairs and Relationships

Averbakh was a married man. He was married to his wife Mark Taimanov, a late chess player marked as one of the world’s top 20 players. The couple also shares a daughter from their relationship, though they have not shared any details about their children.

Yuri Averbakh’s Career, What was his profession?

Yuri was chairman of The USSR Chess Federation, the national organization for chess. His first major success was in the Moscow Championship where he won the competition in 1949. He became an international grandmaster at the age of 30.

Yuri has won various championships like USSR, Vienna 1961, Moscow 1962, and more. He qualified for the Candidate’s Tournament, the last stage to determine the challenger to the World Chess Champion. He also qualified for the Interzonal tournament, finishing in fourth place.

Yuri Averbakh’s Education

As of now, Yuri’s educational background is not provided. There are no sources related to his high school or the University he graduated from. Thus, we can assume that he completed his education in his hometown.

Yuri Averbakh’s social media

The Instagram and Twitter handle of Yuri Averbakh are not known. He must have a social media account under a different name. We will update this section as soon as information is available on the social media platform.

Yuri Averbakh’s Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

HeightN / A
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorGray
WeightN / A
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Yuri Averbakh 

EthnicityN / A
Zodiac SignAquarius
Marital  statusMarried
PartnerMark Taimanov