Manuel Aaron

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1935 –

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Who is Manuel Aaron?

Manuel Aaron was the first Indian chess master in the second half of the 20th century. He dominated chess in India in the 1960s to the 1980s, was the national champion of India nine times between 1959 and 1981. He was India's first International Master, and is one of the key figures in introducing international chess practices to India; until the 1960s, chess in India, was often played using many local traditional variants. Aaron helped popularize the international variety, forming many chess groups and urging players to study openings and other formal chess literature.

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Born
Dec 30, 1935
Taungoo
Nationality
  • India
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on July 23, 2013

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