The chess player Ossip Bernstein died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Russian chess legend who was at the height of his career before rankings were officially adopted and who was one of the first official Grandmasters in the game.
He earned a doctorate in law at Heidelberg University and later became a financial lawyer.
He was caught fleeing Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution by the Checka and was ordered shot by a firing squad because he was a legal advisor to bankers but was saved when the superior officer recognized him as a famous chess player.
He was raised in the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire.
He was believed to be an equal of early chess champion Emanuel Lasker.