Boris Markovich Kogan
Number of games in database: 89
Years covered: 1963 to 1987
Last FIDE rating: 2235
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445
Overall record: +15 -32 =41 (40.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
de Firmian vs B M Kogan, 1986 0-1
K Spraggett vs B M Kogan, 1984 0-1
B M Kogan vs Alburt, 1986 1-0
B M Kogan vs Yusupov, 1981 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Lone Pine (1981)
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|BORIS MARKOVICH KOGAN
(born Feb-08-1940, died Dec-25-1993, 53 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)
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|IM Boris Markovich Kogan became Soviet Junior Champion in 1956 and 1957 and moved to the USA in 1981 - in the same year he was awarded the title of IM. He won the Championship of Georgia, USA 9 times and seven times in a row (1980 to 1986, 1988 and 1992). IM Kogan died of colon cancer.|
Wikipedia article: Boris Kogan
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 89
|1. I Platonov vs B M Kogan
|| ||1-0||66||1963||UKR-ch||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|2. Zamikhovsky vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||66||1963||UKR-ch||A38 English, Symmetrical|
|3. V Tukmakov vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||41||1963||UKR-ch||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|4. B M Kogan vs J Yuchtman
|| ||0-1||90||1964||UKR-ch||A56 Benoni Defense|
|5. A Bannik vs B M Kogan
|| ||1-0||31||1964||UKR-ch||B15 Caro-Kann|
|6. B M Kogan vs Lutikov
|| ||½-½||32||1968||6th Soviet Team Cup||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|7. H Pohla vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||57||1968||6th Soviet Team Cup||A04 Reti Opening|
|8. Savon vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||89||1971||URS-ch sf||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|9. B M Kogan vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||30||1971||URS-ch sf||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. Savon vs B M Kogan
|| ||1-0||35||1977||URS-ch otbor||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|11. M Umansky vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||18||1977||URS-ch13 corr7778||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|12. B M Kogan vs Cvachoucek
|| ||1-0||35||1978||corr 1.EU tt||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|13. Miles vs B M Kogan
|| ||1-0||48||1980||USA||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. B M Kogan vs Yusupov
|| ||½-½||26||1981||Lone Pine||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. Sosonko vs B M Kogan
|| ||1-0||35||1981||Lone Pine||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|16. B M Kogan vs Ivkov
|| ||½-½||54||1981||Lone Pine||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|17. Bradford vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||68||1981||Lone Pine||A04 Reti Opening|
|18. B M Kogan vs D Root
|| ||½-½||47||1981||Lone Pine||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|19. J Whitehead vs B M Kogan
||0-1||35||1981||Lone Pine||B40 Sicilian|
|20. Reshevsky vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||57||1981||Lone Pine||A75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4|
|21. B M Kogan vs Soltis
|| ||1-0||78||1981||Lone Pine||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|22. L Gutman vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||70||1981||Lone Pine||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|23. B M Kogan vs Joel Benjamin
||0-1||41||1981||USA-ch / Zonal||A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation|
|24. B M Kogan vs L Christiansen
|| ||½-½||65||1981||USA-ch / Zonal||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|25. B M Kogan vs Tarjan
|| ||½-½||57||1981||USA-ch / Zonal||E02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 89
|Dec-27-06|| ||Caissanist: These games are from at least two different Boris Kogans. Boris M. Kogan (1940-1993) was an IM, a well known chess teacher, and 8 times champion of the U.S. state of Georgia.|
|Aug-20-09|| ||TheFocus: Nice to see Boris Kogan represented here. A class act as a man and a player. I remember playing in a Reserve section in Georgia once. He was strolling around the hall and stopped to look at my game. I was a Pawn up in a tricky King and Pawn ending. My opponent asked for a draw and got mad when I refused. After finding the solution, I chalked up the win. One of the kibitzers said, "I never saw that coming." Kogan said, smiling, "I did." He then gave me a thumbs up and went back to win his game. When Kogan entered a tournament, you knew he was probably going to win it. He was nicknamed "King of the South." He was a great teacher and player. Too bad more of his games are not available here.|
|May-14-10|| ||MKalafatas: A couple of years ago I posted a four-part video on YouTube, reminiscing about IM Boris Kogan. You can see it here:|
|Dec-20-13|| ||BIDMONFA: Boris Markovich Kogan|
KOGAN, Boris M.
|Mar-21-14|| ||Retireborn: Can anybody help me sort out the Boris Kogans?
Chessbase has "Boris Kogan" as an Israeli guy and has a photo of him from 1996; "Boris M Kogan" has a US flag but no photo. Somewhat irritatingly they were apparently both born in 1940. Chessbase is not aware of either of them having died.
The Wiki page for Boris Kogan states that he played in three US championships. On the other hand Chessbase Big Database 2002 has a Boris Kogan playing in the 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987 US championships.
Does anybody know for sure which Kogan played in which US championships, and if the other one is the Israeli or a third Kogan?
|Nov-04-15|| ||TheFocus: <Boris Markovich Kogan> was the IM from Georgia U.S.A. Fantastic player and coach.|
<Boris Kogan> is Israeli.
|Nov-04-15|| ||Retireborn: <The Focus> Many thanks for that. After reviewing the Kogan games/references in my database I've been able to assign nearly all of them either to Boris M or to Artur Kogan, a somewhat younger Israeli.|
The only exception is a text reference to Kogan-Vzdvizhkov, USSR 1989. This may or may not be the now-Israeli Boris Kogan, but I'm not going to worry about it!
|Feb-08-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, IM Boris Kogan: "King of the South."|
|Nov-23-18|| ||vanwely: Enjoyed the videos, Mr. Kalafatas.|
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