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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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(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. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs I Mazel  0-152 1931 USSR ChampionshipC11 French
4. I Mazel vs N Sorokin  0-150 1931 USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
5. I Mazel vs Zamikhovsky 0-133 1931 USSR ChampionshipA12 English with b3
6. Botvinnik vs I Mazel 1-036 1931 USSR ChampionshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
7. Kasparian vs I Mazel 0-156 1931 USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. Alatortsev vs I Mazel 1-022 1931 USSR ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. I Mazel vs Rauzer 1-022 1931 USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
10. Kan vs I Mazel  0-140 1931 USSR ChampionshipA15 English
11. I Mazel vs S Tanin  1-056 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)A04 Reti Opening
12. I Mazel vs Lisitsin  ½-½27 1931 USSR ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
13. F Bohatirchuk vs I Mazel 0-153 1931 USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. A Budo vs I Mazel  ½-½47 1931 USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. S Von Freymann vs I Mazel  ½-½32 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)C11 French
16. I Mazel vs Verlinsky  0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
17. I Mazel vs Riumin  ½-½20 1931 USSR ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
18. I Mazel vs Goglidze  ½-½33 1931 USSR ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
19. I Mazel vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
20. I Mazel vs V Sozin  1-046 1931 USSR ChampionshipA13 English
21. V G Kirillov vs I Mazel  0-123 1931 USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
22. V Makogonov vs I Mazel 1-051 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
23. I Mazel vs S Von Freymann  ½-½20 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A15 English
24. I Mazel vs P Dubinin  1-025 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A13 English
25. Veresov vs I Mazel  0-132 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A40 Queen's Pawn Game
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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.
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