Famous People with Name Boris

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Famous People with Name Boris

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Boris Blumin     Boris Blumin        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Boris Blumin: was a Canadian-American chess master.Born in Russia, he emigrated to Canada, where played in several chess championships. He took 9th at Toronto 1927 (CAN-ch, Maurice Fox won); took 4th at Montréal 1929 (Fox won); tied for 3rd-4th at Toronto 1934 (John Belson won); took 3rd at Montréal 1935 (Fox won). Blumin was twice Champion of Canada winning at Toronto 1936 and Québec 1937.[1] He tied for 3rd-4th, behind Israel Albert Horowitz and Isaac Kashdan, at Boston 1938 (U.S. Open).

Boris Franzevich Gulko     Boris Franzevich Gulko        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Boris Franzevich Gulko: is a U.S. International Grandmaster in chess. In Russian, his name is pronounced "bah-REES gul-KO".Gulko became an international master in 1975, and a grandmaster in 1976. He won the USSR Chess Championship in 1977. Shortly after, he applied to leave the country, but permission was refused. He and his wife, Anna Akhsharumova, who is a Woman Grandmaster of chess, became prominent Soviet Refuseniks. As a vehement anti-Communist, he was once arrested and beaten by KGB agents.

Boris Kreiman     Boris Kreiman        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Boris Kreiman: is an American Grandmaster of chess.Kreiman began his chess training in Russia, at the young age of 5 at the Russian School of Chess in Moscow. It was at Brighton Beach that Kreiman trained with Grandmaster Gata Kamsky, a Soviet-born American chess Grandmaster who was once noted for being the third highest rated chess player in the world.

Boris Vallejo     Boris Vallejo        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Boris Vallejo: is a Peruvian-born American painter. He emigrated to the United States in 1964, and he currently resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He frequently works with Julie Bell, his wife, painter and model.

Boris Markovich Kogan     Boris Markovich Kogan        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Boris Markovich Kogan: was a Russian-American chess master.Kogan was the Soviet Junior Champion in 1956 and 1957. He was a full-time chess teacher in the Soviet Union before emigrating and coming to the United States in 1981.

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