Semyon Furman’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

December 1, 1920

Death Date

March 17, 1978

Age of Death

57 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Saint Petersburg, Russia


Chess Player

The chess player Semyon Furman died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Soviet chess player and coach, best known for training many of the world’s top players.

He was a factory worker in Leningrad while honing his chess skills on the side.

He played for the Soviets in the 1961 European Chess Championship, one of the few opportunities he had to play in a high profile event abroad.

His family underwent hardship during World War II when Leningrad was under siege by the Nazis.

He was an assistant to Mikhail Botvinnik before making his own run as formidable competitor.