Russian-born American chess Grandmaster, Anatoly Lein, Died at 86


Anatoly Yakovlevich Lein was born on March 28, 1931, Leningrad and died on March 1, 2018

He was a Soviet-born American chess Grandmaster.

He was awarded by FIDE after he was given the International Master title in 1964 and the Grandmaster title in 1968.

He completed equal first at Moscow 1970 and won the 1971 Moscow championship after a play-off.

Anatoly Lein placed first at Cienfuegos 1972, first at Novi Sad 1972, first at Novi Sad 1973, and equal first at Grand Manan 1984.

In 1976 Lein emigrated to the United States, finishing equal first with Leonid Shamkovich in the U.S. Open, and equal first with Bernard Zuckerman in the World Open chess tournament that year.

Anatoly Lein also played on the U.S. team in the 1978 Chess Olympiad.

He was New Jersey champion from 1992 through 1994.

During 2005 Anatoly Lein was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in Miami.

Anatoly Lein lived in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio before his death.

He have beaten anyone in the world during his prime.

His most memorable fights from two World Champions, were Mikhail Tal and Vassily Smyslov.

He also scored wins against such world-class Grandmasters as David Bronstein, Lev Polugaevsky, Leonid Stein, and Mark Taimanov.

Anatoly Lein died at 86 years old.