Russian chess Grandmaster who was simply the entire world Chess Champ in 1999. His dad taught him to try out chess when he was six yrs . old. He operates a chess academy in St. Petersburg, Russia known as “The Grandmaster Chess College” where he trains players world-wide following a motto: “chess = intellect + personality”. He originates from a Jewish family members and grew up within the Soviet Union. He offers performed against fellow russian Vladimir Kramnik.