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Nikolay Antonovich Kopaev
  
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1938 to 1954
Overall record: +9 -13 =5 (42.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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    B84 B71 B33 B59
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   N Kopaev vs Alatortsev, 1938 1-0
   N Kopaev vs Korchnoi, 1952 1-0

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NIKOLAY ANTONOVICH KOPAEV
(born Jan-11-1914, died Oct-11-1978, 64 years old) Russia

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Kopaev vs B Verlinsky  1-034 1938 URS-ch sfD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Sokolsky vs N Kopaev 1-023 1938 Trade UnionsE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. N Kopaev vs Chekhover  0-144 1938 Trade UnionsE00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. N Kopaev vs B Levitas  1-0105 1938 Trade UnionsE09 Catalan, Closed
5. S Von Freymann vs N Kopaev  0-121 1938 URS-ch sfC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. F Bohatirchuk vs N Kopaev 1-027 1938 URS-ch sfB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. N Kopaev vs M Kamishov 1-028 1938 LeningradC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Ragozin vs N Kopaev  ½-½32 1938 Leningrad (Russia)C78 Ruy Lopez
9. Lisitsin vs N Kopaev 1-037 1938 Trade UnionsB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Kotov vs N Kopaev  1-039 1938 1/2 finalE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
11. Konstantinopolsky vs N Kopaev  0-140 1938 URS-ch sfE12 Queen's Indian
12. N Kopaev vs Dus Chotimirsky 0-135 1938 URS-ch sfC54 Giuoco Piano
13. N Kopaev vs Kotov  1-077 1938 Leningrad-chD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. N Kopaev vs Alatortsev 1-037 1938 U.S.S.R.B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. N Kopaev vs Bronstein 0-133 1947 Soviet Union ch-URS sfB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
16. N Kopaev vs Simagin  0-146 1949 Ch URS (1/2 final)B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
17. N Kopaev vs A Bannik  ½-½61 1949 URS-ch sfA13 English
18. N Kopaev vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-144 1949 URS-ch sfA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Chekhover vs N Kopaev  ½-½83 1949 URS-ch sfB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
20. Simagin vs N Kopaev 1-041 1951 Ch URS (1/2 final)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. Konstantinopolsky vs N Kopaev  1-033 1951 URS-ch sfE60 King's Indian Defense
22. Flohr vs N Kopaev  ½-½25 1951 Ch URS (1/2 final)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. N Kopaev vs L Abramavicius  1-046 1951 URS Trade Unions-chTC45 Scotch Game
24. N Kopaev vs Korchnoi 0-136 1952 OdessaB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
25. Kholmov vs N Kopaev  1-047 1952 URS-ch sfC03 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-15-08
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  WannaBe: Victory over Kotov and Korchnoi! Who is this dude?!
Aug-16-08
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  Benzol: My info says he was born in Verkhovie. Wherever in the former Soviet Union that is?
Aug-16-08
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  WannaBe: Mmmm... my info (good ol' www.google.com) says it's in Finland...
Aug-16-08
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  Benzol: Probably was in Finland in 1914 when he was born.
Aug-16-08  myschkin: . . .

http://www.sport-stat.ru/chess/play...

1950 + 1955
http://xoomer.alice.it/cserica/scac...

"Pawn on the sixth or seventh rank"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rook_a...

Aug-16-08  myschkin: . . .

Map:
http://www.netzwelt.de/georegion/re...

Verkhov'e is east of <Orel> (you have to zoom out a bit, for the city to appear)

<Seewald ~ Verkhov'e>

The Volgograd Archives has Evangelical-Lutheran Church books from the following locations. Most, but not all of these books are for <Volga German Villages>. This does not necessarily mean that the census books for these villages are housed here also, although many well be.

http://www.webbitt.com/volga/volgog...

Aug-16-08
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  Benzol: <myschkin> Thanks. Interesting stuff.
Aug-16-08  myschkin: . . .
<Benzol> you are welcome

<WannaSearch> try http://worstsearch.com/ :D

Aug-16-08
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  WannaBe: <myschkin> Oh, that is funny!!! I'm still waiting for my search result! =)
Feb-15-09
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  whiteshark: ... and waiting ... :D
Jun-01-09  Volcanus: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A...
Dec-18-11
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  GrahamClayton: Kopaev top scored on board 4 of the 9th USSR Clubs Championship in Odessa, scoring 5.5/8 while representing Lokomotiv.

As an aside, Tigran Petrosian scored 0/8 for Zenith on Board 5!

Jul-09-13  Nerwal: <Victory over Kotov and Korchnoi! Who is this dude?!> Impressive wins. But probably his greatest contribution to chess is endgame theory, especially rook endgames.

Here are four very nice ♖+♙ vs ♖ positions he analyzed in the 50s :


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Black to play, white wins. Curious endgame, as white is basically too active for its own good. It features an unusual geometrical theme to recycle the white rook.


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White to play and win. It smells of zugzwang and indeed this is the theme here. Important and instructive endgame in practice about the positions of kings.


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White to play and win. This looks crazy, as the ♙a7 seems bound to fall. But capturing it safely will prove to be impossible.


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White to play and win. A very complex puzzle, although the position looks normal (with the black rook at a6 it's Philidor's third rank defence, ie an easy draw). White walks its way to a win here only by an extremely thin path. It is necessary to master all the basics of ♖+♙ vs ♖ to begin understanding what's going on here.

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