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Boris Baczynskyj
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1976 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2222
Highest rating achieved in database: 2267
Overall record: +6 -10 =2 (38.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-14-1945, died Jan-16-2008, 62 years old) Austria (federation/nationality United States of America)

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He was a FIDE master.

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Peters vs B Baczynskyj  1-0291976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
2. B Baczynskyj vs J Sherwin  1-0391976Lone PineB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. K Commons vs B Baczynskyj 1-0351976Lone PineE14 Queen's Indian
4. T Weinberger vs B Baczynskyj  0-1321976Lone PineB30 Sicilian
5. B Baczynskyj vs Dake  ½-½781976Lone PineA06 Reti Opening
6. B Baczynskyj vs Denker  0-1301976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
7. Saidy vs B Baczynskyj  1-0321976Lone PineE10 Queen's Pawn Game
8. B Baczynskyj vs R Bellin  1-0311978London AaronsonC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. B Baczynskyj vs Igor Ivanov  0-136198889th US OpenA48 King's Indian
10. B Baczynskyj vs Reshevsky  0-1351988Software Tool Works OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Joel Benjamin vs B Baczynskyj  1-0541989Albany (USA)A04 Reti Opening
12. Dlugy vs B Baczynskyj  1-0331991Philadelphia OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. Stripunsky vs B Baczynskyj 1-042200129th World OpenB06 Robatsch
14. G Young vs B Baczynskyj  0-1592005USCL Philly vs San Fran (Exhibition)B06 Robatsch
15. B Baczynskyj vs S Copeland  1-0322005USCL Dallas vs PhiladelphiaC17 French, Winawer, Advance
16. B Baczynskyj vs T Battsetseg ½-½782005USCL Baltimore vs PhiladelphiaB10 Caro-Kann
17. B Baczynskyj vs N Yap  1-0402005USCL San Francisco vs PhiladelphiaB33 Sicilian
18. B Baczynskyj vs I Krasik  0-1422005USCL Boston vs PhiladelphiaB27 Sicilian
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Mar-13-07  ChesterTheJester: Currently playing him in 2 correspondance matches (both colours). He's seems pretty good!
Oct-14-07  lopium: Who won?
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  offramp: <Boris Baczynskyj<<<

Visitation: Saturday, January 26, 2008 1:00pm until 2:00pm St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, Jenkintown, Pa 19046 Service: Saturday, January 26, 2008 2:00pm St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, Jenkintown, Pa 19046

Boris Baczynskyj, an internationally known FIDE Chess Master, popular local chess instructor and journalist died suddenly on January 16, 2008. He was 62. Mr. Baczynskyj was born in Vienna, Austria to the late Dr. Wolodymyr and Maria Sodomora Baczynskyj. He was a long time resident of Philadelphia, attending grammar school and graduating from St. Joseph's Preparatory School. He went on to earn a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.

After graduation, Mr. Baczynskyj served with the Peace Corps in Thailand and later remained in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, working as a freelance journalist for UPI, *Far Eastern Economic Review* and other publications. After Cambodia was overrun by the Khmer Rouge, Mr. Baczynskyj returned to the U.S. and immersed himself in the world of chess, competing actively in national and international tournaments. At one point, he was the third ranked chess player in the US. He also served as editor of one of the major national chess publications, *Chess Life* and was Chess Advisor for the world's largest manufacturer of computer chess products, Fidelity International.

He became a well-known chess tutor, instructor, and commentator. He co-authored *Computer Chess II* with Charles Welsh, (Dubuque, IA; WM. C. Brown, 1985), annotated the games of various Chess Masters, including Bobby Fischer, and worked on the 3rd *Sargon Manual* (Hayden Software Company, Lowell, MA). In addition, he wrote theoretical and instructional articles on chess and computerized chess.>>>>

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  offramp: <As a chess instructor, he tirelessly taught and promoted chess, especially to young children in private and public schools. Boris provided many simultaneous chess exhibitions in venues such as schools, shopping malls and public fairs. He deeply cared about his young students and celebrated their achievements, such as during the Philadelphia Schools (Benjamin Franklin High and Vaux Junior High) chess teams' chess trip to Yugoslavia. During the early years of Ukrainian independence, Mr. Baczynskyj again worked as a journalist for a few years in Kyiv, Ukraine and his articles were published by Intelnews, Cox Publishers and The Ukrainian Weekly. He returned to Philadelphia and continued teaching, writing, lecturing and chess promotion. In Philadelphia, he was an active member of the Franklin Mercantile Chess Club.

In his youth, Mr. Baczynskyj belonged to the Ukrainian Scouting Organization "Plast" and was a member of its "Burlaky" fraternity. He was active in Ukrainian-American Chess life, belonging to the USCAK Chess Club and participated in Ukrainian-American tournaments, winning championships several times.

His personal values were reflected in his life-long promotion of civil rights. During his college days, he participated in several protests supporting racial integration and was once even caught up in a mass arrest during a protest march in St. Petersburg, Florida. He promoted the concept of "Equal rights for all" to his community by translating "We Shall Overcome" into Ukrainian. Surprisingly, it became the theme song at the Scout's East Chatham "Plast" camp that summer. His anti-war convictions during the Vietnam era led him to organize a march on the American Embassy in Thailand to protest Nixon's secret bombing of Cambodia.

He will be sorely missed.

May he rest in Peace!
Funeral services will be held on Saturday (January 26) at 2:00pm with family greeting friends at 1:00pm at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Jenkintown, Pa. Services to be followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Elkins Park, Pa In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to: USCAK-CHESS (Ukrainian Sports Federation of USA & Canada).>

Rest In Peace.
I hope anyone who lives in the area will be able to go along.

Jun-20-08  ChesterTheJester: Boris was a genuinely lovely man, I recieved some training from him in Philadelphia a couple of years ago, and I feel he improved my game a lot. I am very sad not have renewed our acquanitance after such an enjoyable period knowing him. RIP Boris
Aug-31-08  myschkin: . . .

"Boris was a very friendly fellow, always quick to laugh. I saw him a lot in Swisses in the 70s and 80s all up and down the east coast. He had the interesting “property” of extreme fluctuations in weight. He could go all the way up to the 400-500 range and back down to the 180-220 range." (Mark Ginsburg)

(with Boris Privman)

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  brankat: Master Baczynskyj was a capable and devoted chess teacher/instructor. A friendly and generous man.

R.I.P. Mr.Baczynskyj.

Oct-14-08  drkodos: Great guy.

Intellectually generous. A rarity for many players his strength.

Jan-13-18  Granny O Doul: When Roman Dzhindzhikhashvili played Baczynskyj , he wrote simply "Boris B." on his scoresheet. I think that says something.
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  Breunor: I remember playing him in simuls in Philadelphia when I was young. I found him to be very nice.

A very large man, rest in peace big Boris.

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