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Nikolai Krogius
Krogius at Bad Liebenzell, 1995.
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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 in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B43 B93 B44 B62 B49
 King's Indian (16) 
    E63 E66 E67 E62 E60
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D76 D79 D74 D90 D78
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C77 C65 C74 C75 C99
 French Defense (8) 
    C07 C05 C09 C17
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C07 C05 C09
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C95 C96 C89 C84 C85
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (29) 
    C95 C89 C96 C84 C85
 Sicilian (29) 
    B81 B45 B95 B89 B64
 English (21) 
    A14 A15 A16 A13 A18
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E56 E46 E50 E20 E33
 French Defense (9) 
    C09 C07 C15 C05 C11
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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 A Kuznetsov, 1962 1-0
   Krogius vs Jansa, 1965 1-0
   Krogius vs Keene, 1970 1-0
   A Zaitsev vs Krogius, 1962 1/2-1/2
   Krogius vs Geller, 1955 1-0
   Krogius vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1966 1-0
   Bronstein vs Krogius, 1964 1/2-1/2
   Krogius vs Bronstein, 1971 1/2-1/2

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

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

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(born Jul-22-1930, 87 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.

Krogius scored his most impressive triumph with clear first at the Chigorin Memorial in Sochi 1964 scoring 11/15. This earned him the Grandmaster title later that year. He was also 1st at Varna 1960, 1st at Varna 1969 and 3rd= at Sochi 1973, and a co-winner of the 1993 World Senior Chess Championship. He later became President of the USSR Chess Federation.

He is also an International Arbiter (1985).

Wikipedia article: Nikolai Krogius

Last updated: 2017-07-22 03:18:27

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Krogius vs N Aratovsky 1-0121945?C41 Philidor Defense
2. Petrosian vs Krogius 1-0361946LeningradA16 English
3. Lisitsin vs Krogius 1-0111949Ch URS (1/2 final)A04 Reti Opening
4. Krogius vs Taimanov  ½-½231949LeningradD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Krogius vs Koblents  1-0401949URS-ch sfD90 Grunfeld
6. Estrin vs Krogius  ½-½231949URS-ch sfC56 Two Knights
7. Krogius vs Kamyshov 1-0221949RSFSRD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. V Zagorovsky vs Krogius  0-1391949URS-ch sfC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Krogius vs Zamikhovsky  ½-½651949URS-ch sfE07 Catalan, Closed
10. Ufimtsev vs Krogius  ½-½801949Ch URS (1/2 final)A16 English
11. Krogius vs Levenfish  1-0541949Ch URS (1/2 final)C77 Ruy Lopez
12. Smyslov vs Krogius 1-0501951URS-ch sfC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
13. Krogius vs L Shamkovich 1-0301951Ch RussiaA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
14. Krogius vs Novotelnov  1-0321951RUS-chD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Krogius vs G Borisenko 1-0201953USSR Team ChB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Nezhmetdinov vs Krogius  1-062195313th RSFSR ChC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
17. Krogius vs Polugaevsky  ½-½141954Ch RussiaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
18. Lutikov vs Krogius  ½-½281954RSFSR-chB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
19. Spassky vs Krogius  1-0381954LeningradB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
20. L Shamkovich vs Krogius 1-0371954Ch RussiaA15 English
21. Krogius vs B Vladimirov  ½-½411955URS-ch sfB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
22. Krogius vs Antoshin  ½-½161955URS-ch sfE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
23. Krogius vs Kholmov 0-1641955URS-ch sfB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
24. M Mukhitdinov vs Krogius  ½-½411955URS-ch sfA14 English
25. Krogius vs Taimanov  ½-½241955USSRB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
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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.

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  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'.
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  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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  HeMateMe: I think I owned a chess book written by Krogius, but I can't recall the title.
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  thegoodanarchist: Too few kibitzes for this important figure in chess history.
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