(pronounced NYE-dorf), famous chessplayer
of the twentieth century
. Born in Poland
and driven across Europe by World War II
, finally settling in Argentina
, his lifelong home.
Noted for his attacking style of play, and especially for the Najdorf variation of the Sicilian Defense, named for him.
Also a great promoter of chess, always ready with a quip and playing publicized "friendly games" with, among others, Winston Churchill, Nikita Krushchev and Fidel Castro.