Vladimir Savon (1940-2005)

Vladimir Savon (1940-2005) is an unfamiliar name among many chess fans today.  Yet, at the peak of his strength in the early 1970s, he proved more than a match for many of the best players of the day.  His greatest success was undoubtedly his first place, by a point-and-a-half, in the 39th USSR-ch in Leningrad,…