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Nicolai Jasnogrodsky
Number of games in database: 33
Years covered: 1889 to 1898
Overall record: +9 -21 =2 (31.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D00 A40 D04 D05
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C13 C03 C05 C10
 French (5) 
    C11 C13 C10
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   N Jasnogrodsky vs D G Baird, 1894 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd City Chess Club Tournament (1894)

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(born Aug-17-1859, died Apr-23-1914, 54 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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He was born in Lubny*.

*Wikipedia article: Lubny

Wikipedia article: Nicolai Jasnogrodsky

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Pinedo vs N Jasnogrodsky  0-132 1889 Amsterdam-BA02 Bird's Opening
2. Lasker vs N Jasnogrodsky ½-½33 1891 London simC66 Ruy Lopez
3. J Mortimer vs N Jasnogrodsky  1-036 1892 London BCFC51 Evans Gambit
4. Bird vs N Jasnogrodsky 1-032 1892 ENGA03 Bird's Opening
5. W Pollock vs N Jasnogrodsky  1-064 1893 New York (USA)C51 Evans Gambit
6. N Jasnogrodsky vs Lasker  0-132 1893 New YorkD04 Queen's Pawn Game
7. N Jasnogrodsky vs J S Ryan 1-045 1893 New York Impromptu TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Showalter vs N Jasnogrodsky  1-060 1893 R2 10/2 New YorkC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
9. J M Hanham vs N Jasnogrodsky  1-042 1893 New YorkB32 Sicilian
10. Gossip vs N Jasnogrodsky 0-128 1893 New York Impromptu TournamentB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. Pillsbury vs N Jasnogrodsky 1-027 1893 9, New YorkD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Taubenhaus vs N Jasnogrodsky 1-026 1893 New YorkB06 Robatsch
13. N Jasnogrodsky vs E N Olly 1-048 1893 New York Impromptu TournamentD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. N Jasnogrodsky vs F J Lee  1-037 1893 New YorkD05 Queen's Pawn Game
15. N Jasnogrodsky vs L Schmidt 0-135 1893 New YorkD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Albin vs N Jasnogrodsky  1-024 1893 New YorkC11 French
17. N Jasnogrodsky vs E Delmar  0-140 1893 New York Impromptu TournamentA04 Reti Opening
18. N Jasnogrodsky vs E Hymes  1-062 1894 2nd City Chess Club TournamentD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. N Jasnogrodsky vs Pillsbury 0-142 1894 2nd City Chess Club TournamentD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Steinitz vs N Jasnogrodsky 1-029 1894 2nd City Chess Club TournamentC30 King's Gambit Declined
21. N Jasnogrodsky vs J M Hanham  1-045 1894 2nd City Chess Club TournamentD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Showalter vs N Jasnogrodsky  1-040 1894 2nd City Chess Club TournamentC13 French
23. S Ricardo-Rocamora vs N Jasnogrodsky  1-067 1894 2nd City Chess Club TournamentC03 French, Tarrasch
24. N Jasnogrodsky vs E Delmar 0-167 1894 2nd City Chess Club TournamentC48 Four Knights
25. N Jasnogrodsky vs D G Baird ½-½103 1894 2nd City Chess Club TournamentD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-12-05  Resignation Trap: Nicolai Jasnogrodsky was born in Lubny (present-day Ukraine) on August 17, 1859 (modern-day calendar).

He was one of the best American players in the 1890's, and was an early influence on the young Frank James Marshall . He was the New York state champion in 1896.

There is a variation of the King's Gambit which bears his name: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 Bd6 8.0-0 Bxe5 9.Re1 Qe7 10.c3 Nh5.

Jasnogrodsky died in New York on April 23, 1914.

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  GrahamClayton: Jasnogrosky was arrested in 1906 for swindling $10,000 from several prominent residents of Bay City, Michigan, in order to pay for his wedding to Anna Landau.
Sep-08-10  HeMateMe: ten large was a lot of money, in those days. Still, you have to admire a fellow with ambition...
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  GrahamClayton: A brief biography from the New York newspaper "The Sun", dated September 24, 1893:

N. Jasnogrodsky, the Polish expert, arrived in this city on Monday. He was born at Poltawa, Russia on Aug 17, 1859, but it was only eight years ago when he commenced playing the game of chess at Vienna. At that time Albin used to allow him the odds of a queen. From Vienna he went to Paris, where he played at the Cafe de la Regence.

A few years ago he made his appearance at the famous London resort, Simpson's Divan, on the Strand. After some practice with London masters he played several little matches, of which he won those against Cook of Synopsis fame, Loman, and Kaiser, the well known Liverpool amateur; the veteran Bird, however, drew a match with the Pole.

Jasnogrodsky's forte however, lies in blindfold and simultaneous play. At Brighton, England, he once played twenty-six games simultaneously of which six were conducted blindfolded. He won twenty games over the board, won three blindfold games, lost two and drew one. The Polish expert exhibited his skill during the last few years at all the principal clubs of England and Scotland, and achieved considerable success.

Appended is one or ten games played while blindfold:

[Event "Simultaneous blindfold exhibition"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Lengbeer, W"]
[Black "Jasnogrodsky, Nicolai"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 d5 7.Bb5 Ne4 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.cxd4 Ba6 10. Be3 0-0 11. Nxc6 Bxe3 12. Qf3 Bxf2+ 13. Qxf2 Qg5 1-0

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  offramp: It sounds like one of those made-up names from a spy-thriller in the 1970s.
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  MissScarlett: <Jasnogrosky was arrested in 1906 for swindling $10,000 from several prominent residents of Bay City, Michigan, in order to pay for his wedding to Anna Landau.>

More about this case, but nothing on the outcome, is here:

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