|Birth Day||October 10, 1945|
|Age||75 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Mar 21, 2012 (age 66)|
He became a Grandmaster in 1976 before achieving fame for his coaching efforts.
Though he is better known as a trainer, he did have over a dozen major tournament victories to his name.
He was born and raised in the Soviet Union.
He was the main trainer of Women's chess legend Alexandra Kosteniuk.