Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin was a chess player from the Russian Empire. He played two World Championship matches against Wilhelm Steinitz, losing both times. The last great player of the Romantic chess style, he also served as a major source of inspiration for the "Soviet chess school", which dominated the chess world in the middle and latter parts of the 20th century.
Tournaments won by Mikhail Chigorin
|Russian Chess Championship (men)||1903||Kiev (Russia)|
|Russian Chess Championship (men)||1900||Moscow (Russia)|
|Russian Chess Championship (men)||1899||Moscow (Russia)|
|Sixth American Chess Congress||1889||New York (United States)|
Born: Tuesday, November 12, 1850
Died: Saturday, January 25, 1908