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Georgy Pavlovich Dzagurov
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1938 to 1940
Overall record: +3 -0 =1 (87.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1917, died 1941, 24 years old) Russia

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 page 1 of 1; 4 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Dzagurov vs Shaunenko  1-0581938Moscow, USSRC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. G Dzagurov vs B Vaksberg  ½-½281939MoscowC16 French, Winawer
3. F Bohatirchuk vs G Dzagurov 0-1191939U.S.S.R.C78 Ruy Lopez
4. Smyslov vs G Dzagurov 0-1801940USSRA28 English
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Jul-05-10  ughaibu: Anyone know anything about this guy? Is he a spelling mistake?
Jul-10-10  ughaibu: I've found another game, but forgotten how to submit it:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[White "Dzagurov"]
[Black "Shaunenko"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C83"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O
Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3
Be7 10. Nbd2 Nc5 11. Qe2 O-O 12. Nd4 Nxd4 13. cxd4
Nb7 14. f4 Qd7 15. Qf3 f5 16. Qh3 c5 17. Nf3
c4 18. Bc2 g6 19. Be3 Na5 20. Bd2 Nc6 21. Rad1
a5 22. Be1 Nd8 23. Bh4 Bxh4 24. Qxh4 Ra6 25. Ng5
Qg7 26. Rf3 h6 27. Nh3 a4 28. a3 Nc6 29. Qe1
Qe7 30. Nf2 b4 31. h3 Rb8 32. g4 bxa3 33. bxa3
Rb2 34. Rc3 Qh4 35. Kg2 fxg4 36. hxg4 Bxg4 37. Rd2
Bh5 38. Qc1 Rb7 39. Rg3 Qxf4 40. Nh3 Qf7 41. Rf2
Qe8 42. Qxh6 Rh7 43. Qe3 Raa7 44. Ng5 Rhg7 45. Rf6
Nd8 46. e6 Rab7 47. Nf7 Nxe6 48. Rxe6 Qxf7 49. Re8+
Kh7 50. Rh3 Qf5 51. Bxf5 gxf5+ 52. Rg3 Rb2+ 53. Kg1
Rb1+ 54. Kf2 Rb2+ 55. Ke1 Rb3 56. Rh8+ Kxh8 57. Qh6+
Rh7 58. Qf8# 1-0

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  Benzol: <ughaibu> I've taken the liberty of uploading this game for you. You've basically got it right. There is an example of how they want the layout given in the PGN Upload Utility. Just use that as a template in future if you need to.

Cheers mate.


Jul-10-10  ughaibu: Thanks.
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  whiteshark: <ughaibu>

No success for the years 1938-1940 @ , and

Sometimes there's only a <G. A. Dzagurov> mentioned as editor of <Pereselenie gortsev v Turtsiiu (Rostov on Don, 1925)>, but I have no idea if they are identical.

Jul-11-10  ughaibu: Odd that a player who beat Smyslov and Bohatirchuk appears to have only three recorded games.
Jul-11-10  ughaibu: I cant see any resembling name at Chessmetrics, either. Perhaps I suffer a dearth of orthographical imagination.
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  whiteshark: I think < Д з а г у р о в > is mentioned here ["among them: Simagin, Bonch-Osmolovsky, Tarasov, Averbakh, Golubovskii, Beilin, <Dzagurov> etc."] as master candidate (or similar) , responsible for the demonstration boards - they were huge and double-stacked, if you look at this picture


Jul-11-10  ughaibu: Interesting, thanks.
Jan-17-19  ughaibu: So, should we tentatively conclude that this guy was a war casualty?
Jan-17-19  login:

Георгий (Батраз, Базя) Павлович Дзагуров

After the start of World War II the young man, already a fine chess player (e.g. beat Lasker in a simul 1935) volunteered and was sent to study at the Moscow Military Political School. The task of the Academy was to prepare workers with higher military education capable of exercising political leadership, agitation and propaganda work for the Red Army and Maritime Fleet.

"... The contribution of the Military-Political Academy to the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War is invaluable. Already in the first days .. more than 1,000 students and teachers left ..."


In "The Drive on Moscow, 1941", Authors Niklas Zetterling, Anders Frankson note: "... Students from the Moscow Military-Political School were sent to Mozhaisk [Mozhaysk] ..." to reinforce one of four towns crucial to the defense along the line west of Moscow.

Elaboration to his premature death:

"... On October 7, 1941, in the first battle Geórgij Dzagurov received severe bullet wounds to both legs. A small group of surviving fighters attempted to leave the [Vyasma] encirclement with Dzagurov but after a few days they were forced to leave him in the village of Tsineyevo, Znamensky District. The further fate of Dzagurov is unknown, he has been missing since January 1942. .."

Adapted from "Perspectives of War", Author Boris Marcus, 2010


This Moscow born citizen, exceptionally talented chess player and theoretician died a (gruesome) patriotic soldier's death alongside so many of one misused generation.

Contemporary witness

Jan-29-19  ughaibu: Login: Thanks!
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