Alexander Baburin

Alexander BaburinThe recent discussion around Alex Lopez’s near-miss of a GM norm at the Istanbul Olympiad reminded me that the biography pages here were missing a page for Ireland’s first (and still only) GM, Alexander Baburin. He earned the title a few years after becoming an Irish resident, in fact, but it’s fair to say that he was GM strength long before that: in January of 1993, the year he moved to Ireland, he was the world’s ninth strongest IM.

In any case, a full profile has been added to the biography pages.

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