Friday, August 29, 2008

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan

Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan 

imageBorn: March 24, 1960

(Damascus, Syria)

Country: United States

FIDE Rating: 2634

FIDE TITLE: Grandmaster


Yasser Seirawan is a chess grandmaster and .4-time US-champion. He was winner of the World Junior Chess Championship in 1979. Seirawan is also a respected chess author and commentator. Seirawan began playing chess at 12; at 13 he became Washington junior champion. At 19 he won the World Junior Chess Championship. He also won a game against Victor Korchnoi, who then invited Seirawan to Switzerland, where Korchnoi was training for his world title match against Anatoly Karpov.

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