Statue of Paul Keres

The statue was installed for the 100th birthday of Paul Keres, an Estonian chess player and international grandmaster, is located on a square between Puškin Street and Peeter Square.

The authors of the statue are well-known Estonian sculptors Aivar Simson and Paul Mänd. Their idea was to make it possible for people to sit opposite to Keres behind the chessboard and think about the next move.

The statue depicts the game between Keres and Walter Browne in Vancouver in 1975. It mistakenly shows Keres playing with white pieces.

The sculpture is made of bronze.

The statue was installed for the 100th birthday of Paul Keres, an Estonian chess player and international grandmaster, is located on a square between Puškin Street and Peeter Square.

The authors of the statue are well-known Estonian sculptor

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  • Time to play Chess

    I nice monument (even on a rainy day) that made me look up who Paul Keres was - very interesting reading.

  • Nice monument to beloved Paul

    It is in the middle of a promenade between houses, apartments, shops and worth taking a break and a picture with Paul. Nice board. Chapeau to the artist. Well done!

  • Интересный памятник

    К этому памятнику знаменитого эстонского шахматиста выводит одна из главных улиц города, ул. Пушкина. Сам памятник достаточно прост, в нем запечатлен момент последней партии известного шахматиста. Он...


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