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Vereslav Eingorn
Number of games in database: 484
Years covered: 1977 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2518 (2498 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601

Overall record: +151 -61 =259 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 13 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (44) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17
 English (32) 
    A15 A17 A13 A14 A10
 King's Indian (31) 
    E97 E60 E94 E90 E73
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D30 D37 D31 D39 D38
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D58 D51 D53 D50 D55
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D99 D97 D85 D78 D80
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (60) 
    C03 C18 C02 C07 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (46) 
    E00 A40 A46 A45 E10
 Sicilian (34) 
    B42 B43 B28 B40 B27
 French Tarrasch (28) 
    C03 C07
 Sicilian Kan (17) 
    B42 B43
 French Winawer (17) 
    C18 C15 C19 C17 C16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Eingorn vs Kupreichik, 1987 1-0
   Eingorn vs Y A Zilberman, 1994 1-0
   Geller vs Eingorn, 1985 0-1
   Bronstein vs Eingorn, 1980 0-1
   Eingorn vs Vaganian, 1988 1-0
   Eingorn vs Sveshnikov, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Eingorn vs Balashov, 1985 1-0
   Eingorn vs Karpov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Eingorn vs J Hickl, 1987 1-0
   Bareev vs Eingorn, 2002 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   55th USSR Championship (1988)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1989 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 20th OIBM
   Philipp Humburg vs Eingorn (Nov-06-16) 1/2-1/2
   Eingorn vs M Babar (Nov-05-16) 1-0
   F Osmanodja vs Eingorn (Nov-04-16) 1-0
   Eingorn vs G Hainke (Nov-03-16) 1/2-1/2
   R Vogel vs Eingorn (Nov-02-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-23-1956, 62 years old) Ukraine

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Vereslav Semyenovich Eingorn was born in Odessa, (the) Ukraine. He was awarded the IM title in 1984 and the GM title in 1986. His best tournament results are 1st at Minsk 1983, 1st= at Bor 1986, 1st= at Moscow 1986, 2nd= in the 53rd USSR Championship 1986 and 3rd= in the 54th USSR Championship in 1987. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2007).

Wikipedia article: Vereslav Eingorn

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 484  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lutikov vs Eingorn 0-1441977URS-ch otborE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Eingorn vs Bronstein 1-030197846th URS-ch selectionD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. Azmaiparashvili vs Eingorn  1-0661980UR-chYM Riga ,MCL 05A21 English
4. Eingorn vs G Zaichik  1-0681980URS-chYMA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. Eingorn vs Chiburdanidze  0-1361980URS-ch48 sf TallinnE73 King's Indian
6. Eingorn vs E Vladimirov  ½-½411980URS-ch U26C55 Two Knights Defense
7. Eingorn vs Chiburdanidze  1-0301980URS-ch U26E73 King's Indian
8. Chekhov vs Eingorn  1-0531980URS-ch48 sf TallinnD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. Eingorn vs Taimanov  ½-½431980USSRE46 Nimzo-Indian
10. Bronstein vs Eingorn 0-1711980URSA21 English
11. Yurtaev vs Eingorn  1-0421980juniorsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. Chekhov vs Eingorn  1-0511980URS-ch U26D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
13. Eingorn vs Romanishin  1-0701980Tashkent URS sfE16 Queen's Indian
14. Chiburdanidze vs Eingorn  1-0431980URS-ch FL48B08 Pirc, Classical
15. V Tukmakov vs Eingorn  0-1221980URS-ch FL48D42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
16. Tseshkovsky vs Eingorn  ½-½261980URS-ch FL48C11 French
17. Eingorn vs Razuvaev  0-1391980URS-ch FL48B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
18. I Platonov vs Eingorn  ½-½431980Ch URS (1 liga)E14 Queen's Indian
19. Eingorn vs Antoshin  0-1421981URS-ch sfD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Gavrikov vs Eingorn  0-1881981USSRC55 Two Knights Defense
21. Kupreichik vs Eingorn  0-1411983MinskC03 French, Tarrasch
22. Balashov vs Eingorn  ½-½241983MinskC18 French, Winawer
23. Eingorn vs Glek  1-0531983MinskD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
24. Gulko vs Eingorn  ½-½421983URSC19 French, Winawer, Advance
25. Bagirov vs Eingorn  ½-½191983MinskE00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 484  PGN Download
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May-24-05  OneBadDog: Eingorn's "Decision Making at the Chessboard" looks like a good book.
Jun-02-05  Kangaroo: <Benzol> I recall from the soviet sources that his first name was Vyacheslav (or Viacheslav) - who knows how the names have changed since the collapse of the evil empire!

If Leningrad has returned its original name, perhaps so did Eingorn.

Jun-05-06  sitzkrieg: Unfortunately he didnt get to play in many foreign tournaments, I think he is underrated.
Jun-05-06  MoonlitKnight: In "The Soviet Championships" by Cafferty/Taimanov, his first name is Vyacheslav.

He was a very strong player in the late eightes, which is easily demonstrated by his 5th place in one of the strongest USSR championships ever, the 55th, in 1988:

1. Kasparov 11˝
2. Karpov 11˝
3. Yusupov 10
4. Salov 10
5. Eingorn 9˝
6. Ivanchuk 9˝

There are three games by him in the book

Eingorn vs Balashov, 1985

of course the incredible endgame in
Eingorn vs Kupreichik, 1987

and he was victim to a brilliancy by old Smyslov
Smyslov vs Eingorn, 1988

By the way, he looks like a mean gangster in his FIDE card, really cool!

Jun-19-06  stanleys: In the 56th championship(1989) he was also joint 3rd.His results in the Soviet championships are really impressive! As I know he was a part of the Soviet team which won the European championship in Haifa/1989. Some days ago the Ukrainian women won gold at the Olympiad of Turin;Eingorn was their coach
Nov-23-06  BIDMONFA: Vereslav Eingorn

EINGORN, Vereslav

Sep-17-07  notyetagm: Eingorn has a new book on the French coming out:
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I'll buy it, hoping he found a smashing response to <5.h3> : B Kovanova vs M Fominykh, 2006
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  wordfunph: VISA Summit Reykjavik 1990 Tournament: Reserve player may substitute for the resting player, so a reserve could suddenly pop up on any 10 boards unlike in Olympiad rulings. The USSR's number 1 reserve was EINGORN; in the first 4 rounds he had been used 3 times, drawing with H. Olafsson on board 2, beating Short on board 1, and beating J. Benjamin on board 7. He immediately earned the nickname "super-sub"!
Nov-01-08  stanleys: <wordfunph:>It's true,but a little later he was beaten by Nunn and Christiansen in a great style

Nunn vs Eingorn, 1990
Eingorn vs Christiansen, 1990

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Vereslav!
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  whiteshark: <Creative Chess Opening Preparation <by GM V. Eingorn>>

<How to seize the initiative and pose novel problems for the opponent>

Gambit publishing house, 2006 - 160 pages

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Grandmaster Eingorn is an opening trendsetter and pioneer. Throughout his career, he has introduced many new concepts in the openings, and some of the systems he has developed have gone on to become absolute main lines, such as the Rb1 Exchange Grünfeld. Here he explains his view of opening play, and how it is possible to refine existing systems and work out entirely new ideas from scratch.

The broad topics he discusses include:

Experiments in the Opening
Disturbing the Equilibrium
Strategic Planning
Opening Structures

He follows up by examining some notable trends in modern opening play, and with an analysis of a number of novel opening systems, including ones that he has championed himself. Eingorn takes us through the creative process, and the highs and Iows of the practical testing and refinement of the ideas. Throughout, the emphasis is on the procedures employed and the general lessons that can be learned.

Viacheslav Eingorn is an extremely experienced grandmaster from Ukraine. He played regularly and successfully in the Top League of the USSR Championship in the 1980s. He has represented Ukraine many times in team events and plays frequently in the German Bundesliga and open tournaments across Europe. He is the author of Decision-Making at the Chessboard.

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004 Symbols

005 1 Experiments in the Opening

005 1.1 Transgressing the Rules

012 1.2 Goals and the Means of Attaining Them

022 1.3 The Battle of Ideas

030 2 Disturbing the Equilibrium

030 2.1 The Advantage of the First Move

039 2.2 Drastic Measures

048 2.3 Borderline Positions

056 3 Strategie Planning

056 3.1 Positional Assessment: A Dualism of Factors

065 3.2 General and Specific Reasoning

074 3.3 A Choice of Priorities

084 4 Opening Structures

084 4.1 A Problem of Our Own Choosing

091 4.2 Secondary Variations

102 4.3 Recurrent Opening Situations

113 5 The Modern Game of Chess

113 5.1 'Scientific' Opening Play: A School and its Crisis

120 5.2 The Opening as an Accurate Move Sequence

127 5.3 g4: A Symbol of Chess Progress

134 6 A Theoretical Kaleidoscope

134 6.1 Corrections to Theory

140 6.2 The Chess Designer

147 6.3 History of a Variation

157 Index of Players

159 Index of Openings

Nov-26-11  ketchuplover: Due out 5-22-12 is A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black.
Feb-15-13  Wyatt Gwyon: <ketchuplover> just got the book in the mail today. Interesting to say the least. Btw, what do you think of the Oracle's big purchase?
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  FSR: <whiteshark> Here's how you handle h3 in the Exchange French: S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978
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  whiteshark: <FSR> Thanks - it has a honoured place here: Game Collection: 97_French Disasters -Teh Bright Side don't mind
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  FSR: <whiteshark> I saw that game in Robert Byrne's New York Times column shortly after it was played. It's always cracked me up imagining poor Tatai's thought processes. The guy's an IM, likes to think he's a strong player. But here he's facing a <really> strong opponent, one of the world's best. Tatai has White, and decides his best chance is to cravenly play for a draw from move 1. Hey, sometimes that works, right? O Sarapu vs Korchnoi, 1967 So he plays the Exchange French - symmetrical pawn structure, an extra tempo. He should be able to hold the draw with no trouble, right? And he gets <annihilated>. In <14 moves>. Chess is a humbling game.
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  Phony Benoni: <Brillianicies in the Exchange French> would be an interesting collection, and larger than people might think. Two that spring to mind quickly are G Marco vs Maroczy, 1899 (yes, I consider that a brilliancy) and Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 (that's better).

Speaking of Eingorn, I wonder if anybody can come up with a good pun for Eingorn vs Kupreichik, 1987. Or at least the play beginning after 62...Kf6.

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The rest of the game isn't that exciting, but the finish...

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  MikhailGolubev: TV interview with GM Eingorn (in Russian):
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  MikhailGolubev: Odessa chess TV program Shkola Chempionov with GM Viacheslav Eingorn (April 2013)
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  PhilFeeley: This interesting game is not here. Considering black's opening expertise, it's a fascinating game:

Volkov, Sergey - Eingorn, Vereslav, 1997

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+ 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 Bxc3+ 5. Bxc3 d6 6. e4 e5 7. Bd3 Ne7 8. Ne2 Ng6 9. a4 Nd7 10. Be3 h6 11. g3 Nf6 12. h3 0-0 13. Qd2 Nh7 14. h4 f5 15. exf5 Bxf5 16. Bxf5 Rxf5 17. h5 Nh8 18. g4 Rf3 19. 0-0-0 Nf7 20. Ng1 Rf6 21. Nh3 Qd7 22. g5 hxg5 23. Qc2 Rf8 24. Nxg1 Nh6 25. Ne2 Ng4 26. Rdg1 Nxf2 27. Bxf2 Rxf2 28. f6 Qf5 29. Qxf5 R8f5 30. Kd2 Nf6 31. a5 R2f3 32. Rb1 Ne4+ 33. Kc2 Rf7 34. a6 b6 35. hxg7 Kxg7 36. Rh2 Rf1 37. Rxf1 Rxf1 38. Kd3 Nf6 39. Kd2 Ra1 40. Kc2 Ra2+ 41. Kb1 Rd2 42. Rg2 Ne4 43. Kc1 Kg6 44. Rf2 g4 45. Nf4+ exf4 46. Rxf4 Re2 47. Rxg4+ Kf6 48. Rh4 Kg6 49. Rh8 Ra2 50. Re8 Kf5 51. Rf8+ Ke5 52. Rf7 Rxa6 53. Kc2 Ra2+ 54. Kb3 Rd2 55. Re7+ Kf4 56. Rxa7 Rd3 57. Rf7+ Ke3 0-1

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  Penguincw: Happy 57th birthday to the <POTD>: GM Vereslav Eingorn.
Nov-23-13  Conrad93: The Eigorn Variation is suprisingly hard to refute.

It doesn't promise a win, but against a stronger player you are likely to get a draw, and, if they overpress, a win.

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  TheFocus: <Exposing a concrete error in a chess game is much easier than objectively assessing an overall scheme of play. Every strategic plan, including an incorrect one, is linked to certain distinct conceptions in the player's mind, and may be crowned with success given a fortunate conjunction of circumstances...> - Viacheslav Eingorn.
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  offramp: Eingorn is a man!!
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