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A Zaitsev 
 
Alexander Zaitsev
Number of games in database: 197
Years covered: 1954 to 1971
Last FIDE rating: 2392
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520
Overall record: +58 -42 =96 (54.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E21 E24 E58 E40 E43
 King's Indian (10) 
    E61 E77 E60
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E17 E12 E15 E18 E14
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D57 D61 D63 D69 D55
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A46 E10 E00
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A56 A68 A69 A67
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (15) 
    B17 B15 B10 B13 B18
 Sicilian (15) 
    B45 B32 B35 B23 B27
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D59 D50 D63 D57 D60
 English (7) 
    A14 A10
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
    B45
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C86 C81 C85 C82 C63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Zaitsev vs Krogius, 1962 1/2-1/2
   A Zaitsev vs Khodos, 1962 1-0
   A Zaitsev vs I Zaitsev, 1962 1-0
   Averkin vs A Zaitsev, 1969 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   USSR Championship (1967)
   USSR Championship (1962)
   USSR Championship (1969)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1968/69 by suenteus po 147
   Alexander Zaitsev's games by zzzzzzzzzzzz

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ALEXANDER ZAITSEV
(born Jun-15-1935, died Oct-31-1971, 36 years old) Russia

[what is this?]
Alexander Nikolayevich Zaitsev was born in Vladivostok, Russia (formerly the USSR). Awarded the IM title in 1965 and the GM title in 1967, he finished 1st= with Lev Polugaevsky in the 1968-69 USSR Championship but lost the play-off. He shared 1st place at Sochi in 1967.

Sadly he died from a thrombosis after an operation to correct a limp in 1971.


 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Zaitsev vs Rokhlin 0-117 1954 Yaroslavl, USSRC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Gaiduk vs A Zaitsev 0-117 1958 Vladivostok (Russia)D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
3. A Lein vs A Zaitsev  1-049 1961 Moscow (Russia)A43 Old Benoni
4. B Malich vs A Zaitsev  0-134 1961 Moscow (Russia)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. A Zaitsev vs Spassky  ½-½41 1961 Moscow (Russia)E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
6. A Zaitsev vs Ujtumen  0-141 1961 Moscow itD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. A Zaitsev vs G Ilivitsky  1-063 1961 Moscow (Russia)D93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
8. Y Kotkov vs A Zaitsev  ½-½38 1961 Moscow (Russia)B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
9. A Zaitsev vs Antoshin  ½-½19 1961 Moscow (Russia)E17 Queen's Indian
10. Flohr vs A Zaitsev  ½-½17 1961 Moscow (Russia)D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
11. S Garcia Martinez vs A Zaitsev  ½-½33 1961 Moscow (Russia)B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
12. Jansa vs A Zaitsev  0-147 1961 MoscowB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
13. Krogius vs A Zaitsev  ½-½43 1961 Moscow (Russia)D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
14. A Zaitsev vs Nezhmetdinov  ½-½19 1961 URSD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
15. M Damjanovic vs A Zaitsev  0-137 1961 Moscow (Russia)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. A Zaitsev vs Unzicker  0-176 1961 Moscow (Russia)D42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
17. A Zaitsev vs D Ciric  ½-½19 1961 Moscow (Russia)D69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de
18. Y Kots vs A Zaitsev  1-031 1962 USSR ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
19. A Zaitsev vs Tal ½-½50 1962 USSR ChampionshipA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
20. Aronin vs A Zaitsev  1-031 1962 USSR ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
21. A Zaitsev vs V Shiyanovsky  1-050 1962 USSR ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
22. A Zaitsev vs Kholmov  ½-½13 1962 Spartak-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. A Zaitsev vs Savon ½-½30 1962 USSR ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
24. B Levitas vs A Zaitsev 0-133 1962 Ch URSA04 Reti Opening
25. A Zaitsev vs Krogius  ½-½16 1962 USSR ChampionshipE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
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Feb-07-05  Resignation Trap: Due to different transliterations to English, German or Dutch, his name has been spelled many ways on this website: Alexander N Zaitsev = Alexander Zaitsev = Saizew = Saizev Alexander .
Jun-15-05  Knight13: Happy Birthday, Mr. Zaitsev! Now you are 65 years old.... That is.... If you are still alive. Anyway, have a good afterlife!
Jun-15-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: My dear chap, <Knight13> If Mr. Zaitsev is still alive, he would be 70 today, 2005 - 1935 = 70. If my quick math is right.
Jun-15-05  Knight13: <wannabe> Oops. I forgot to count the 05 thing. I just did the 2000-1935. Thanks for reminding, though.
Nov-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Only 36 years old when he died.Very sad indeed.
Jun-15-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Zaitsev

ZAITSEV, Alexander
http://www.bidmonfa.com/zaitsev_ale...
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Jun-15-06  DeepBlade: The Zaitsev Variation of The Ruy Lopez.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Bb7

Jun-15-06  Prugno: <DeepBlade> Sorry to disappoint you, but that is GM Igor Zaitsev, Karpov's second for a long time, inventor of many great ideas - not only in the openings - and fortunately still alive. Alexander Zaitsev was a brilliant player, but more of a practical one, so I don't think he has any new variations bearing his name.
Jun-16-06  DeepBlade: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexan...

The Zaitsev Variation of The Ruy Lopez.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Bb7

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Z...
The Zaitsev Variation of The Ruy Lopez

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3

Apr-24-09  stanleys: Another pic of him:
http://www.e3e5.com/upload/articles...
Jun-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Just for the record, <BIDMONFA>'s picture of Zaitsev is actually one of Salo Flohr.
Jun-13-09  myschkin: . . .

plus <BID> should submit his pic via the the Spanish fed a tiempo!

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Jun-13-09  WhiteRook48: <DeepBlade> doesn't the Zaitsev continue 9...Bb7 10 d4 Re8?
Jun-15-09  WhiteRook48: player of the day again?!
Jun-15-10  mercurio3: Jun-15-06 BIDMONFA: Alexander Zaitsev
ZAITSEV, Alexander
http://www.bidmonfa.com/zaitsev_ale...

En efecto, la foto no es de Zaitsev, sino de Flohr.

Nov-28-10  I play the Fred: Eugene Torre is cited as the first Asian GM but the distinction should rightfully go to Zaitsev, born and raised in Vladivostok, in Asian Russia.
Nov-28-10  BobCrisp: He could have been born in a stable, but that wouldn't have made him a horse.
Nov-28-10  I play the Fred: So a person from Asia wasn't Asian then, Bob? I don't understand how Zaitsev doesn't count.
Nov-28-10  BobCrisp: Does he look Asian to you? http://www.e3e5.com/upload/articles... (assuming that's him).
Nov-28-10  I play the Fred: No, but I don't think that his appearance has anything to do with his point of origin.

If they had called Zaitsev the first black GM, well, that would be nonsense. But he <is> from Asia.

Nov-28-10  BobCrisp: He's from Asia but he's not Asian.
Nov-28-10  I play the Fred: I see what you're saying, but I read the phrase "Asia's first GM" as referencing the region, not the player's ethnic background. I suppose <chessgames.com> decides this by ethnicity, not regionally.
Nov-28-10  BobCrisp: Is <Nakamura> America's first Asian GM?
Nov-28-10  I play the Fred: I don't know. But the bio wasn't phrased "Torre is the Phillipine's first Asian GM" - it only stated Asian, which to me implies the entire continent.
Jun-15-12  brankat: R.I.P. GM Zaitsev.
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