Soviet chess Grandmaster who excelled both in over-the-table and correspondence chess. He became a global Chess Arbiter once his playing profession wound down. He started excelling in competition during his mid-twenties. From 1946 to 1955, he edited the publication publication Shakhmaty v SSSR, and he also experienced a career within the building industry like a civil engineer. He was created and elevated in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Chess story Emanuel Lasker was one of is own major competitors.