Born on August 27, 1904 in Baku. Soviet chess International Grandmaster. International Grandmaster since 1987, Master of Sports in 1927, International Master since 1950.
Vladimir Makogonov name is well known in the chess world.
The life of this chess evolved not easy. Vladimir, not one of the so-called favorites of fortune. His life had enough injustice and frustration and resentment. The life and creative achievements of chess players are mainly related to Baku.
A boy of fifteen years, the young man came to play chess at the cafe "Phenomenon", where players, called him "Phenomenon in the phenomenon" because of his ability to win.
Makagonov family lived in a small suburb of Baku frame. But the oil boom and the demand has forced them to move to Baku. In 1909, 4 years after the move, Vladimir was not the mother. Prior to that, he lost in the early return of their brothers and sisters. Life for the chess player, not just evolved. Sports and creativity of chess, for various reasons, was not revealed until the end.
Vladimir Makogonov managed and run by profession and successfully play chess. These days it is difficult to imagine what is possible and to work in a specialty and be a grandmaster of chess.
He was very serious about his work of mathematicians, and was not about to leave it, even when the opportunity to become successful and famous chess player. At the beginning of the war in 1941, he sought the front, but was left in Baku.
1937-1943 years, it was the season of blossoming talent Makogonov. Many fine parties he gave the true connoisseurs of chess art in the national championships. And at forty-three, he was yawning honored master rip out that before him were only four chess.
GM title, he had to wait another 44 years.
September 30, 1987 FIDE Congress for past services Makogonov awarded the title of International Grandmaster. While Vladimir was already 83 years old. Opening developments in Queen's Gambit, Grunfeld defense. Engaged in coaching, worked for some time with a young Garry Kasparov.