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Miguel Najdorf
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Miguel Najdorf in 1973
Full name Mojsze Mendel Najdorf
Country Poland (before 1940)
Argentina (after 1940)
Born (1910-04-15)15 April 1910
Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire
Died 4 July 1997(1997-07-04) (aged 87)
Málaga, Spain
Title Grandmaster (1950)
Peak rating 2540 (July 1972)

Miguel Najdorf (born Mojsze Mendel Najdorf) (15 April 1910 – 4 July 1997) was a Polish-Argentinian chess grandmaster. Originally from Poland, he was in Argentina when World War II began in 1939, and he stayed and settled there. He was a leading world player in the 1940s and 1950s, and is also known for the Najdorf Variation, one of the most popular of all chess openings.

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