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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 B44 B83 B33
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C93 C80 C79 C87 C92
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B93 B97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C92 C87 C93 C95 C84
 King's Indian (4) 
    E93 E70 E60
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B47 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B32 B39 B30 B38 B35
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A62 A61 A79 A74 A64
 Sicilian Dragon (8) 
    B39 B37 B75 B35 B38
 Reti System (8) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A36 A34 A32 A31 A35
 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
   Alburt 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, 73 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Boleslavsky vs A Z Kapengut  1-0251960Belorussia ChA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
2. B Goldenov vs A Z Kapengut  1-0281961BLR-chE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
3. A Shagalovich vs A Z Kapengut 0-1301961BLR-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Boleslavsky vs A Z Kapengut 1-0231961BLR-chA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
5. A Z Kapengut vs L Sazonov  0-1391962BLRE70 King's Indian
6. A Z Kapengut vs V Tukmakov 1-0201962URS-chTB07 Pirc
7. A Zakharov vs A Z Kapengut  1-0411962URS-chTB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. L Sazonov vs A Z Kapengut  1-0461963URSA36 English
9. A Z Kapengut vs V Tukmakov 0-1281963URSB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. A Zakharov vs A Z Kapengut  1-0321963URSB32 Sicilian
11. A Z Kapengut vs Antoshin 1-0181965Moscow (Russia)C56 Two Knights
12. N Zhuravlev vs A Z Kapengut  0-1411965LAT-chB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
13. A Z Kapengut vs Tal 0-1301965RigaB44 Sicilian
14. Smejkal vs A Z Kapengut  1-0401965WchT U26 12th fin-AB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
15. A Z Kapengut vs F Nordstrom  1-0401966Orebro Stud olm prelim1E51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
16. A Z Kapengut vs Dzindzichashvili 1-0331966Ch URS (1/2 final)E93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
17. Furman vs A Z Kapengut  0-1321966URSA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
18. Savon vs A Z Kapengut  1-0411966URS-chTA04 Reti Opening
19. T Porrasmaa vs A Z Kapengut  0-1261966Orebro Stud olm fAD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
20. A Z Kapengut vs Smejkal  1-0521966Orebro Stud olm fAA56 Benoni Defense
21. Ghizdavu vs A Z Kapengut  0-1321966Orebro Stud olm fAC01 French, Exchange
22. O Jakobsen vs A Z Kapengut  0-1411966Orebro Stud olm fAB30 Sicilian
23. A Z Kapengut vs Y Stepak  ½-½401966Orebro Stud olm fAA53 Old Indian
24. A Z Kapengut vs A van den Berg  1-0391966Orebro Stud olm fAE60 King's Indian Defense
25. A Z Kapengut vs J Tompa  1-0411966Orebro 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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Jul-11-10  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.?

Jul-27-17  Eagle41257: Since April 28, 2008 he represents the US Chess Federation.
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