Botvinnik

[ bot-vee-nik, -vin-ik; Russian buht-vyee-nyik ]
/ bɒtˈvi nɪk, -ˈvɪn ɪk; Russian bʌtˈvyi nyɪk /

noun

Mi·kha·il (Moi·se·e·vich) [mi-kah-eel moi-sey-yuh-vich; Russian myi-khuh-yeel mahy-sye-yi-vyich] /mɪ kɑˈil mɔɪˈseɪ yə vɪtʃ; Russian myɪ xʌˈyil maɪˈsyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/,1911–1998, Russian chess master.

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British Dictionary definitions for botvinnik

Botvinnik
/ (ˈbɒtvɪnɪk) /

noun

Mikhail Moiseivich (mixaˈil məiˈsjejɪvitʃ). 1911–95, Soviet chess player; world champion (1948–57, 1958–60, 1961–63)
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