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Miguel Najdorf in 1973
|Full name||Mojsze Mendel Najdorf|
|Country||Poland (before 1940)
Argentina (after 1940)
15 April 1910|
Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire
|Died||4 July 1997
|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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