Ufimtsev Anatoly (11.05.1914 – 02.07.2000)

Ufimtsev-AnatolySoviet and Kazakh chess Master who played in the 1947 Soviet Championship and won several times the Kazakh championship. Economist.

A teacher and an expert in chess opening theory, he is one of the founders of the Pirc defence  when in the late 1930’s he contributed to the theory and practice of the Pirc Classical Defence (B08). In Russia, this opening is often termed the “Ufimtsev” or the “Ufimtsev-Pirc” defence.