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Iakov Damsky
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Years covered: 1965

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(born Apr-24-1934, died Jul-29-2009, 75 years old) Russia

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Damsky vs Nezhmetdinov 0-1251965URSA03 Bird's Opening

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Jun-26-06  McCool: If you would like to see games from one of his books click on the link. Game Collection: Chess Records
Mar-18-07  RonB52734: <Resignation Trap> Could this be Yakov Damsky, who wrote Game Collection: Grandmaster Polugaevsky?
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  whiteshark: google translated his surname as <ladies>.
Jul-29-09  DCP23: The renowned chess author Yakov Vladimirovich Damsky died today, July 29, 2009.
Jul-30-09  stanleys: R.I.P
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  whiteshark: May he rest in peace.
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  Stonehenge: "Iakov Damsky was a talented writer on chess, as you will see from reading this book. He was born on Born on April 24 1934 in the city of Vitebsk in Belarus. He studied at the Kazan State University. After graduation, he worked for almost ten years as a correspondent and head of department at the newspaper "Komsomolets Tartary." In 1965 he moved to Moscow and became a correspondent for the newspaper "Moskovsky Komsomolets". From 1967 he worked as a sports commentator Central Television and National Radio. For many years, he was on the radio station "Mayak" and television programs. He wrote more than a dozen chess books in Russian. Only a few have been translated into English. His books have been translated into German, Spanish, Serbian, Dutch and Armenian as well. He was also an international arbiter who officiated at important matches. He wrote a book about Polugaevsky entitled simply “Grandmaster Polugaevsky”. Among his books in Russian with the titles translated into English are "in the fire attack" (co-authored with Mikhail Tal), "Last Chance", "Last century intrigue: Kasparov - Kramnik, London, 2000" (co-authored with Sergei Shipov), "Breakthrough "(co-authored with Vladimir Kramnik)," According to the laws of beauty "," King Boris tenth "," On the altar of Caissa. " He died in Moscow on July 29, 2009 at age 75." and

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  zanzibar: Following up a little <stonehenge>'s post:

(Google translation of Russian wiki)

<Champion of Kazan in 1954 and 1958 years., Champion of Tatarstan in 1961, at multiple winner of the competition. In the 1963 Open Championship in Kazan Chess Club, where he participated eight masters of sports and six of the strongest candidates for the master of the Volga region, he shared the first - third place and fulfilled the norm for the title of Master of Sports .

[...] In the semi-final of the championship of Moscow in 1966 took third place. In the championship of journalists in Moscow was the first in 1967 and 1969 , and in 1970 took second place [3].>

His <Everyman> bio blurb, in full (slight edit):

Iakov Damsky

Lakov Damsky is an experienced radio and TV commentator and author of several books for Everyman -

The Art of Defence in Chess (with Lev Polugayevsky 1996),

Attack with Mikhail Tal (with Mikhail Tal 1994),

The Heavy Pieces in Action (1997),

Kramnik: My Life and Games (w Kramnik 2000),

Chess Brilliancy (2002)


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