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Nikolai V Krogius
Number of games in database: 324
Years covered: 1945 to 1996
Last FIDE rating: 2485
Overall record: +72 -61 =191 (51.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B43 B44 B93 B51 B28
 King's Indian (16) 
    E63 E66 E62 E67 E60
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D76 D79 D78 D74 D93
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C77 C65 C75 C74 C99
 French Defense (8) 
    C07 C09 C05 C17
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E17 E15 E19
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C89 C96 C95 C85 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (29) 
    C89 C96 C95 C85 C84
 Sicilian (29) 
    B45 B81 B95 B89 B64
 English (21) 
    A14 A15 A16 A18 A13
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E56 E46 E50 E21 E24
 Semi-Tarrasch Defense (10) 
    D41 D40 D42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Krogius vs N Aratovsky, 1945 1-0
   Krogius vs O Chernikov, 1970 1-0
   Krogius vs Jansa, 1965 1-0
   Krogius vs A Kuznetsov, 1962 1-0
   Krogius vs Keene, 1970 1-0
   A Zaitsev vs Krogius, 1962 1/2-1/2
   Krogius vs Kamyshov, 1949 1-0
   Krogius vs Spassky, 1960 1/2-1/2
   Krogius vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1966 1-0
   Krogius vs Bronstein, 1971 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1970/71 (1970)
   USSR Championship 1966/67 (1966)
   USSR Championship (1960)
   USSR Championship 1964/65 (1964)
   USSR Championship (1962)
   USSR Championship (1958)
   USSR Championship (1971)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1970/71 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jul-22-1930, 85 years old) Russia

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Nikolai Vladimirovich Krogius was born in Saratov, USSR. Awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1964, he became a sports psychologist. In tournaments he was 1st at Varna 1960, 1st at Sochi 1964, 1st= at Sochi 1967, 1st at Varna 1969 and 3rd= at Sochi 1973. He later became President of the USSR Chess Federation. He is also an International Arbiter (1985).

Wikipedia article: Nikolai Krogius

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Krogius vs N Aratovsky 1-012 1945 ?C41 Philidor Defense
2. Petrosian vs Krogius 1-036 1946 LeningradA16 English
3. Krogius vs Levenfish  1-054 1949 Ch URS (1/2 final)C77 Ruy Lopez
4. Krogius vs Koblents  1-040 1949 URS-ch sfD90 Grunfeld
5. Krogius vs Taimanov  ½-½23 1949 LeningradD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Ufimtsev vs Krogius  ½-½80 1949 Ch URS (1/2 final)A16 English
7. Krogius vs Kamyshov 1-022 1949 RSFSRD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Lisitsin vs Krogius 1-011 1949 Ch URS (1/2 final)A04 Reti Opening
9. V Zagorovsky vs Krogius  0-139 1949 URS-ch sfC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Estrin vs Krogius  ½-½23 1949 URS-ch sfC56 Two Knights
11. Krogius vs Zamikhovsky  ½-½65 1949 URS-ch sfE07 Catalan, Closed
12. Krogius vs L Shamkovich 1-030 1951 Ch RussiaE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Krogius vs Novotelnov  1-032 1951 RUS-chD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Smyslov vs Krogius 1-050 1951 Ch URS (1/2 final), Leningrad (Russia)C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
15. Krogius vs G Borisenko 1-020 1953 USSR Team ChB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Nezhmetdinov vs Krogius  1-062 1953 13th RSFSR ChC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
17. Lutikov vs Krogius  ½-½28 1954 RSFSR-chB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
18. Spassky vs Krogius  1-038 1954 ?B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
19. Krogius vs Polugaevsky  ½-½14 1954 Ch RussiaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. L Shamkovich vs Krogius 1-037 1954 Ch RussiaA15 English
21. M Mukhitdinov vs Krogius  ½-½41 1955 URS-ch sfA14 English
22. Krogius vs Taimanov  ½-½24 1955 USSRB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
23. Krogius vs B Vladimirov  ½-½41 1955 URS-ch sfB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
24. Lutikov vs Krogius  ½-½38 1955 URS-ch sfD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
25. Krogius vs Antoshin  ½-½16 1955 URS-ch sfE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-03  ughaibu: Krogius was Spassky's psychologist for his winning world championship cycle. He was responsible for Spassky using the Tarrasch Defense. He had decided that Petrosian was not a player of "strict classical profile" and therefore chose a defence that requires classical treatment by white. Presumably he also made the choices for the other matches, Closed Sicilian vs Geller and I dont know what against the other two, (Tal and Korchnoi?).
Jul-11-03  JGD: Krogius was an excellent advisor who helped Spassky a number of times, as ughaibu mentioned. He also captained the victorius Soviet team in the famous USSR vs. rest of world match.
Nov-21-03  Diggitydawg: I've heard that Krogius was the head of the chess department of the Sports committee in the old Soviet Union. I've also heard that he gave Tal a difficult time in terms of allowing Tal to participate in tournaments outside the Soviet Union. Because of these stories, I associate Krogius with the worst practices of Soviet chess. And yet, according to this article: , he ended up in Staten island and was a coach for Irina Krush. Does anyone have any knowledge of how this came about?
Jul-23-06  BIDMONFA: Nikolai V Krogius

KROGIUS, Nikolai V.

Jul-22-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Nikolai!
Aug-07-08  myschkin: . . .


(sorry, just germans and french go nuts on chess^^)

"Zu Hause habe ich mir dann Bücher vom Schachlehrer und Schachpsychologen Nicolai Krogius besorgt: „Schach für Einsteiger“ und „Schach für Aufsteiger“. Der schreibt zum Beispiel sinngemäß: „Beginne mit einer Eröffnung – und lerne aus ihr."

(Smudo, Fantastische Vier)

Jul-22-10  independentthinker: Happy Birthday Krogius!!! I have borrowed your surname for the villian as part of the thriller I am writing entitled 'Grandmaster'.
Jul-22-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Krogius!
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  TheFocus: <You must not allow your ambition to win to turn chess into a game of chance> - Nikolay Krogius.
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  TheFocus: <There is, however, another side of acquiring chess experience which cannot be measured in ordinary units, and that is contact with stronger chessplayers, their living words, opinions and assessments> - Nikolai Krogius.
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