Сегодня родился Чигорин Михаил Иванович
On November 12, 1850 Chigorin Mikhail Ivanovich was born. This is an outstanding Russian chess player, the strongest chess player of Russia at a turn of the XIX—XX centuries. Mikhail's parents died early and the boy was brought up at orphan institute where he learned to play chess with his tutor Schuman. After institute he played chess for money. In 1874 for the first time he participated in the chess tournament which took place in the German meeting where he got the third place, his main opponents there were Shuman and Shiffers. After a tournament, Mikhail was engaged in studying of the chess theory. In 1879 in St. Petersburg, Mikhail Chigorin won the strongest tournament in Russia then a long time he remained the strongest player of Russia.