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Evgeny Zagorjansky
  
Number of games in database: 72
Years covered: 1936 to 1956

Overall record: +16 -37 =19 (35.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D30 D37 D38 D31
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D63 D59 D69 D50 D58
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C97
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C02
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B12 B18 B11
 French (4) 
    C10
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EVGENY ZAGORJANSKY
(born Aug-17-1910, died Sep-25-1961, 51 years old) Russia

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Evgeny Alexandrovich Zagorjansky was born in Yerevan, Armenia. He frequently competed in the Moscow Championships.

He wrote: "The Story of Morphy, the life and fate of a chess genius" (Повесть о Морфи жизнь и судьба гения).


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 72  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Zagorjansky vs S Belavenets 0-1231936VTsSPS ChD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
2. Chekhover vs E Zagorjansky  1-0401936Trade UnionsD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. Tolush vs E Zagorjansky  1-0411936Trade Unions ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
4. E Zagorjansky vs Ragozin  0-1731938Trade UnionsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. E Zagorjansky vs V A Vasiliev  ½-½451938Trade UnionsE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
6. E Zagorjansky vs Kotov  1-0331938Trade UnionsE60 King's Indian Defense
7. Chekhover vs E Zagorjansky  ½-½531938Trade UnionsC10 French
8. S Belavenets vs E Zagorjansky  1-0341938Moscow-chD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
9. E Zagorjansky vs Lilienthal  0-1601938Trade UnionsB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. E Zagorjansky vs L Kaiev  0-1241939Trade UnionsE72 King's Indian
11. E Zagorjansky vs S Belavenets 0-1371941MoscowE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
12. I Mazel vs E Zagorjansky  1-066194121st Moscow ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. E Zagorjansky vs Ragozin  1-0391942Moscow-chD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. E Zagorjansky vs Kotov 0-1311942Moscow-chA53 Old Indian
15. Zamikhovsky vs E Zagorjansky  ½-½411942Moscow-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. E Zagorjansky vs Smyslov ½-½391942Moscow-chD85 Grunfeld
17. E Zagorjansky vs Dus Chotimirsky  1-0541942Moscow-chA53 Old Indian
18. Boleslavsky vs E Zagorjansky  0-1401942Moscow-chC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. E Zagorjansky vs P Romanovsky 0-1631943MoscowE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
20. Botvinnik vs E Zagorjansky 1-0421943SverdlovskA13 English
21. Smyslov vs E Zagorjansky 1-0321943SverdlovskC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
22. Konstantinopolsky vs E Zagorjansky  1-0341943SverdlovskC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
23. E Zagorjansky vs V Makogonov  ½-½381943SverdlovskD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Ragozin vs E Zagorjansky  1-0501943SverdlovskA27 English, Three Knights System
25. E Zagorjansky vs Kan  0-1271943SverdlovskD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: They need the Tolush-Zagorjansky game cited by Spraggett today (10-4-2013):


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Tolush-Zagorjansky, Moscow 1936 (no pgn)

As Kevin says: "White to play and crush black."

Apr-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <PhilFeeley>: Game discovered and submitted.
Feb-05-16  tjipa: His book about Morphy is actually a quite good read, I wonder if it has been or will ever be translated into English.
May-07-16  wrap99: <tjipa> It is interesting that a book about an American player would be written in Russian -- can you describe the book?
Aug-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: I wish his Morphy book was translated to English.

Happy birthday, Evgeny Zagorjansky.

Jun-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: He was a prince. His family lost everything in the Revolution. Bronstein writes that because of his background he was not permitted to go to college and sometimes had to work as a laborer.
Jun-26-19  BUNA: <saffuna: He was a prince. His family lost everything in the Revolution.> His nickname was prince. His family probably belonged to the nobility but even Lenin's family did.

If his family owned land he would have lost it because in 1918 all land was nationalized. All russian socialist parties, even those opposed to the bolscheviks, and 80% of the population were in favour of nationalisation. <Bronstein writes that because of his background he was not permitted to go to college and sometimes had to work as a laborer.> That's strange, because he became an engineer and later a playwright. As an engineer you'd actually need some sort of education.

During the Moscow (1925) tournament teenager Zagorjansky worked the demonstration boards.

Jun-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: Bronstein said he was a prince, and could not get into a college. That's all I know.

Bronstein also praises his book on Morphy.

Jun-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <saffuna: Bronstein said he was a prince, and could not get into a college. That's all I know.>

No land wars in Asia, no going in against Sicilians when death is on the line (ask Giri), and no trusting Bronstein re anything except annotations. Even then, use an engine. Not because he's Bronstein, but because he's human.

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