Vasily Smyslov dies at 89


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Thibault de Vassal    (2010-03-28)
Vasily Smyslov dies at 89

Vasily Vasiliyevich Smyslov (born March 24, 1921) was the 7th chess world champion, he beat Mikhail Botvinnik in the world championship match in 1957 and lost the title one year later.

He died on March 27, 2010.

(I must say I was surprised to learn he was still alive, another proof that chess is good for the health)