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Albert Zinovievich Kapengut
Number of games in database: 167
Years covered: 1960 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2385
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460

Overall record: +47 -56 =64 (47.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B93 B52 B83 B33 B44
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C80 C79 C87 C93 C92
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B93 B97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C87 C93 C92 C84 C89
 King's Indian (4) 
    E93 E60 E70
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B47 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B32 B39 B30 B37 B54
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A61 A62 A79 A74 A64
 Sicilian Dragon (8) 
    B39 B75 B38 B35 B37
 Reti System (8) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A36 A34 A32 A35 A31
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A29 A28 A22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Z Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 1-0
   Bagirov vs A Z Kapengut, 1972 1/2-1/2
   L Shamkovich vs A Z Kapengut, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Kupreichik vs A Z Kapengut, 1972 1/2-1/2
   A Z Kapengut vs Karasev, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Stein vs A Z Kapengut, 1971 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1971)
   USSR Championship (1972)

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(born Jul-04-1944, 72 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality United States of America)

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IM Albert Zinovievich Kapengut was born in Kazan, Tatarstan in the USSR. A Soviet master he is best known as a theoretician and member of the successful Student Olympiad teams of the late 1960's. He won seven Belarus championships: 1962, 1968, 1969, 1970 (joint), 1976, 1977, and 1978. He was the coach of GM Yury Shulman among others and won the state of New Jersey championship in 2003.

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Wikipedia article: Albert Kapengut

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 167  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Boleslavsky vs A Z Kapengut  1-025 1960 Belorussia ChA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
2. B Goldenov vs A Z Kapengut  1-028 1961 Ch BelarusE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
3. A Shagalovich vs A Z Kapengut 0-130 1961 Ch BelarusA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Boleslavsky vs A Z Kapengut 1-023 1961 Ch BelarusA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
5. A Z Kapengut vs L Sazonov  0-139 1962 BLRE70 King's Indian
6. A Z Kapengut vs V Tukmakov 1-020 1962 URS-chTB07 Pirc
7. A Zakharov vs A Z Kapengut  1-041 1962 URS-chTB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. L Sazonov vs A Z Kapengut  1-046 1963 URSA36 English
9. A Z Kapengut vs V Tukmakov 0-128 1963 URSB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. A Zakharov vs A Z Kapengut  1-032 1963 URSB32 Sicilian
11. A Z Kapengut vs Antoshin 1-018 1965 Moscow (Russia)C56 Two Knights
12. N Zhuravlev vs A Z Kapengut  0-141 1965 LAT-chB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
13. A Z Kapengut vs Tal 0-130 1965 RigaB44 Sicilian
14. Smejkal vs A Z Kapengut  1-040 1965 WchT U26 12th fin-AB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
15. T Porrasmaa vs A Z Kapengut  0-126 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
16. A Z Kapengut vs Smejkal  1-052 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA56 Benoni Defense
17. A Z Kapengut vs Dzindzichashvili 1-033 1966 Ch URS (1/2 final)E93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
18. A Z Kapengut vs F Nordstrom  1-040 1966 Orebro Stud olm prelim1E51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
19. Ghizdavu vs A Z Kapengut  0-132 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAC01 French, Exchange
20. Furman vs A Z Kapengut  0-132 1966 URSA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
21. Savon vs A Z Kapengut  1-041 1966 URS-chTA04 Reti Opening
22. O Jakobsen vs A Z Kapengut  0-141 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAB30 Sicilian
23. A Z Kapengut vs Y Stepak  ½-½40 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA53 Old Indian
24. A Z Kapengut vs A van den Berg  1-039 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAE60 King's Indian Defense
25. A Z Kapengut vs J Tompa  1-041 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA43 Old Benoni
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-24-08  myschkin: . . .

<Albert Zinovievich Kapengut> (born 1945 in the USSR) is a Soviet chess master. A holder of the International Master title, he is best known as a respected teacher, theoretician, writer, and member of the successful student Olympiad teams of the 1960s.

Sep-22-08  Resignation Trap: A photo of Kapengut in action: .
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  Phony Benoni: The picture apears to have been taken during the game A Kapengut vs Balashov, 1971 with Kapengut about to play (or perhaps seal) 42.Qxa5 in this position:

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  grasser: I met him at the ATE in Philly. His son and two grandaughters played on the same team.

What an awesome legacy! What an awesome family!

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  Fusilli: Born on the 4th of July! (I share something with a GM!)

He wasn't on my radar as an emigre to the U.S. When did he come to the U.S.?

Oct-18-13  bravado1: His name sounds German
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  Fusilli: I still wonder when he moved to the U.S. Does anyone know?

He was very active in the 1960s and 1970s, and after that seems to have played only occasionally. Any recent sightings of GM Kapengut in the U.S.?

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