Chess Oscar was an international award given annually to the best chess player. The winner was selected by votes that are cast by chess journalists from across the world.

The award itself took the form of a bronze statuette representing a man in a boat.

The prize was created and awarded in 1967 by Spanish journalist Jorge Puig, and the International Association of Chess Press (AIP). The awards were given from 1967 until 1988. Then, after a pause, they resumed in 1995, and were then organized by the Russian chess magazine "64".

"64" ceased publication in 2014, and the awards have not been made since.

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