For the mathematician/physicist, see Michael Lvovitch Tsetlin.

Mikhail Semyonovich Tseitlin (Russian: Михаил Семенович Цейтлин; German: Michael Zeitlein; born 16 June 1947, in Babruysk) is a Belarusian chess Grandmaster, now resident in Germany.

Tseitlin was twice Moscow Champion in 1976 (jointly) and 1977. His best results in international tournaments are Pernik (1977 and 1981) - 1st and 1st - 4th place; Nałęczów (1979) - 1st-3rd; Łódź (1980) - 2nd-4th; Hradec-Kralove (1982/83) - 3rd-6th; Prague (1983 and 1985) - 1st place.[1]

Tseitlin was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1977 and the Grandmaster (GM) title in 1987.


  • Tseitlin, Mikhail (1991). "Winning with the Schliemann". Maxwell Macmillan Chess. ISBN 1-85744-017-X. 
  • Tseitlin, Mikhail; Glaskov, Igor (1992). The Budapest for the Tournament Player. Batsford. ISBN 978-0805024319. 

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