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Isaak Birbrager
Number of games in database: 13
Years covered: 1953 to 1967
Overall record: +0 -9 =4 (15.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-14-1935, 83 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Uzbekistan)

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Isaak Shulimovich Birbrager was Uzbekistani champion in 1963 (=Alexander V Grushevsky) and 1964 (=Evgeny Mukhin).

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Birbrager vs Tal 0-1381953KharkovA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
2. Birbrager vs Tal ½-½5319554th Soviet Team-ch finalA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
3. Birbrager vs Suetin 0-1381964USSR Ch semi-finalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Petrosian vs Birbrager  1-0571966URS-chTD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Savon vs Birbrager  1-0451966URS-ch sfE14 Queen's Indian
6. Birbrager vs Botvinnik  0-1471966URS-chTD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Stein vs Birbrager 1-0201966URS-chTB10 Caro-Kann
8. Lutikov vs Birbrager  ½-½231966URS-chTD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Birbrager vs Lutikov  0-1401966URS-ch sfA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
10. Keres vs Birbrager  1-0471966URS-chTD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Birbrager vs Spassky  ½-½251966URS-chTE91 King's Indian
12. Birbrager vs Tal 0-1591966URS-chTA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
13. Birbrager vs Bronstein  ½-½301967USSRE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Nov-17-05  lopium: Seems a man with a nice name! kidding. Seems interesting.... I'd like to read his biography. Is he dead?
Sep-15-08  myschkin: . . .

<Isaak Schulimowitsch Birbrager >

"Chess: Serious, for fun"

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White to play ;)

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  Fusilli: <myschkin> That's funny. Not only does white have mate in one... It's the only move he can legally make!
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  Fusilli: Now, if you switch the Black rook and knight on the g-file, then Black is obliged to recapture and stalemate White :)

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Of course, that would also happen if the Black king had one square to escape to.

Dec-04-09  waustad: He must have lots of wins to have played such an astounding cast of players who stomped him.
Dec-04-09  waustad: As far as my very limited research indicates, he was from Uzbekistan in 1935, where he was once champion and has published some stuff about fun in chess. It sounds like he'd be worth the trouble to look into some more for someone so inclined. Any games I found required money to see. I don't disapprove as a matter of policy, but I also don't usually partake.
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