This is a thread to admire and classify the looks of chess players, and to share anecdotes and stories about them. I will begin with Russian chess players.
This is in my opinion the best player ever, Alekhine,
Alekhine was born Russian aristocrat alpha, and he was a genuine genius, not limited to chess. He was a professor of law at the Sorbonne for a while. He was also not immune to TRB, and is said to have been so drunk once during a match that he got up in front of a roomfull of people and pissed on the wall.
He was accused of antisemitism, this entry from wikipedia is funny
Here he is as a youth,
Studying his games can be very good for your game.
Let us celebrate Alekhine, man of power in CHESS!
Also please classify, I say he is Russian Nordic of pure Varangian stock.