Soviet Chess Grandmaster and a coach and theorist, who participated in a number of Soviet Championships. He was area of the unrivaled Soviet College student Olympiad, which earned the metallic medal in the 1st ever College student Olympiad in Oslo 1954 and took precious metal medals at Lyons 1955 with Uppsala 1956. He earned the Soviet Country wide Correspondence Chess Tournament in 1960. His family members recognized his skill when he was extremely youthful. He was a Olympiad teammate from the famous Boris Spassky.