Alexander Alekhine

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Alexander Alekhine
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Full nameAlexander Alexandrovich Alekhine
KintraRoushie Empire
Soviet Roushie
Born31 October 1892(1892-10-31)
Moscow, Roushie Empire
Died24 Mairch 1946(1946-03-24) (aged 53)
Estoril, Portugal
Warld Champion1927–35

Alexander Aleksandrovich Alekhine (Roushie: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Але́хин, pronounced [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪtɕ ɐˈlʲexʲɪn];[1][2] October 31 [A.S. October 19] 1892 – Mairch 24, 1946) wis a Roushie chess grandmaster an the fowert Warld Chess Champion. He is widely considered ane o the greatest chess players ever.

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  1. In Scots/Inglis his surname would normally be transleeterated as "Alekhin", but when he acame a French ceetizen, the staundart French transleeteration "Alekhine" acame the correct way tae spell his name in the Laitin alphabet. He acame angry when Roushies sometimes pronoonced the ⟨е⟩ ye o Alekhin as ⟨ё⟩ yo, [ɐˈlʲoxʲɪn], which he regairdit as a Yiddish distortion o his name, an insistit that the correct Roushie pronunciation wis "Al-YEH-khin". See Kmoch, H. "Grandmasters I Have Known: Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine" (PDF). pp. 2, 5. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  2. Offeecial name as French ceetizen: Alexandre Alekhine (Brazilian visa) (Journal Officiel)