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Isaak Mazel
Number of games in database: 66
Years covered: 1925 to 1938
Overall record: +22 -26 =18 (47.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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C11 French (4 games)
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A27 English, Three Knights System (3 games)
C01 French, Exchange (2 games)
A35 English, Symmetrical (2 games)
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(born 1911, died Mar-31-1945, 33 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality Uzbekistan)

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He married Olga Rubtsova and served as a Lieutenant in Tashkent in the 2nd World War. He died from typhus.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kasperski vs I Mazel 1-020 1925 MinskC13 French
2. Edelman vs I Mazel 0-117 1928 MinskC57 Two Knights
3. I Mazel vs Lisitsin  ½-½27 1931 USSR ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
4. F Bohatirchuk vs I Mazel 0-153 1931 USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
5. A Budo vs I Mazel  ½-½47 1931 USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. S Von Freymann vs I Mazel  ½-½32 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)C11 French
7. I Mazel vs Verlinsky  0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
8. I Mazel vs Riumin  ½-½20 1931 USSR ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
9. I Mazel vs Goglidze  ½-½33 1931 USSR ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
10. I Mazel vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
11. I Mazel vs V Sozin  1-046 1931 USSR ChampionshipA13 English
12. V G Kirillov vs I Mazel  0-123 1931 USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
13. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs I Mazel  0-152 1931 USSR ChampionshipC11 French
14. I Mazel vs N Sorokin  0-150 1931 USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
15. I Mazel vs Zamikhovsky 0-133 1931 USSR ChampionshipA12 English with b3
16. Botvinnik vs I Mazel 1-036 1931 USSR ChampionshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
17. Kasparian vs I Mazel 0-156 1931 USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. Alatortsev vs I Mazel 1-022 1931 USSR ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. I Mazel vs Rauzer 1-022 1931 USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
20. Kan vs I Mazel  0-140 1931 USSR ChampionshipA15 English
21. I Mazel vs S Tanin  1-056 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)A04 Reti Opening
22. Ragozin vs I Mazel  ½-½13 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
23. I Mazel vs F Bohatirchuk  0-120 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A35 English, Symmetrical
24. L Savitsky vs I Mazel  0-141 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
25. I Mazel vs Alatortsev  ½-½37 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A09 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-13-04  cade: An interesting player, he seems to enjoy creating bizzare positions on the chessboard rather than winning. A shame he wasnt more into playing seriously since he is able to create some very good combinations in some of his games.
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  whiteshark: Isaac Mazel (1911-1943)

Source: footnote XXXV

Oct-19-08  Mibelz: Izaak Mazel, born in Minsk, Belarus, in 1911, won Moscow City championship in 1941/42, and died in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1943.
Oct-13-09  xenophon: was he in 'internal exile' by any chance?
Mar-26-10  UUDD: He wasn't.

From a Soviet military order:

'Lieutenant MAZEL Isaak Yakovlevich - platoon commander, stayed for treatment at Tashkent Military Hospital 340. Died of disease 31.3.1945.

1911 y. Wife RUBTSOVA Olga Nikolayevna [Address]'

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  GrahamClayton: <Nibelz>...won Moscow City championship in 1941/42

Mazel defeated some good players in that tournament - Panov, Petrov, Alatortsev, Yudovich and Zubarev, amongst others. Mazel was serving in the Red Army on the front near Moscow, and was given permission by his commander to come back into the city to play his games.

Oct-22-14  Ke2: I think Edelman - Mazel is pretty notable.
Sep-12-15  zanzibar: There is a fantastic photo of of a very healthy young Mazel, from the 1938 All-Lenin ch here:

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  MissScarlett: He'd escaped my dragnet.
Sep-14-15  zanzibar: <MS> There is no escape...
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