Mihail Marin

GM Mihail Marin, born in 1965, has several times been Romanian champion, played in 12 Olympiads (earning an individual bronze medal in 1988) and first made the leap over the Elo barrier of 2600 in 2001. Marin possesses a rare gift for a grandmaster — he is able to explain in readily comprehensible terms the ideas behind moves, variations and positions. This ability is there for all to admire in his contributions to ChessBase Magazine. Marin has written or co-authored more than a dozen books which have earned the highest of praise, among them are "Secrets of Chess Defence" and "Learn from the legends". Marin lives in Bucharest and is married to women's FIDE Master Maria Yugina.

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