Ortvin Sarapu’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 24, 1924

Death Date

April 13, 1999

Age of Death

75 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Auckland, New Zealand


Chess Player

The chess player Ortvin Sarapu died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Nicknamed “Mr. Chess,” he is perhaps the greatest chess player in New Zealand national history.

He was born in Estonia and moved to New Zealand in his early twenties to escape war-torn Europe.

He won the New Zealand National Chess Championship a record 20 times.

His family moved form Estonia to Denmark when he was a boy.

Boris Spassky is one of his most well known competitors.