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Seirawan, Yasser

Born: 1960 AD
Currently alive, at 58 years of age.
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1960 – Born in Damascus, Syria on the 24th of March.

1979 – At 19 he won the World Junior Chess Championship.

1980 – International grandmaster.

2001 – Seirawan released a plan to reunite the chess world, which at that time had two world champions: Ruslan Ponomariov had gained the title under the auspices of FIDE, while Vladimir Kramnik had beaten Garry Kasparov to take the Einstein title.

2003 – The Kramnik-Leko match took place the Kasparov-Ponomariov.

2006 – In the July FIDE list, Seirawan had an Elo rating of 2638 making him number 71 in the world, and America’s number three.

         – He played five games in the July FIDE update. He hadn’t played a professional game for about a year up to that point.

2007 – Yasser Seirawan unveiled his enhanced chess game called which he is currently promoting world wide.


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