Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

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.

Repertoire Explorer
Most played openings
C11 French (4 games)
E11 Bogo-Indian Defense (4 games)
A40 Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)
A13 English (3 games)
A27 English, Three Knights System (3 games)
A15 English (3 games)
A35 English, Symmetrical (2 games)
A04 Reti Opening (2 games)
C44 King's Pawn Game (2 games)
C41 Philidor Defense (2 games)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Isaak Mazel
Search Google for Isaak Mazel

(born 1911, died Mar-31-1945, 33 years old) Belarus (citizen of Uzbekistan)

[what is this?]
He married Olga Rubtsova and served as a Lieutenant in Tashkent in the 2nd World War. He died from typhus.

Wikipedia article: Isaak Mazel

 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. F Bohatirchuk vs I Mazel 0-153 1931 USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
4. A Budo vs I Mazel  ½-½47 1931 USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. S Von Freymann vs I Mazel  ½-½32 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)C11 French
6. I Mazel vs Verlinsky  0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
7. I Mazel vs Riumin  ½-½20 1931 USSR ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
8. I Mazel vs Goglidze  ½-½33 1931 USSR ChampionshipA27 English, Three Knights System
9. I Mazel vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
10. I Mazel vs V Sozin  1-046 1931 USSR ChampionshipA13 English
11. V G Kirillov vs I Mazel  0-123 1931 USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
12. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs I Mazel  0-152 1931 USSR ChampionshipC11 French
13. I Mazel vs N Sorokin  0-150 1931 USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
14. I Mazel vs Zamikhovsky 0-133 1931 USSR ChampionshipA12 English with b3
15. Botvinnik vs I Mazel 1-036 1931 USSR ChampionshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
16. Kasparian vs I Mazel 0-156 1931 USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. Alatortsev vs I Mazel 1-022 1931 USSR ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
18. I Mazel vs Rauzer 1-022 1931 USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
19. Kan vs I Mazel  0-140 1931 USSR ChampionshipA15 English
20. I Mazel vs S Tanin  1-056 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)A04 Reti Opening
21. I Mazel vs Lisitsin  ½-½27 1931 USSR ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
22. I Mazel vs Alatortsev  ½-½37 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A09 Reti Opening
23. Panov vs I Mazel  0-133 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35C41 Philidor Defense
24. I Mazel vs Levenfish  0-163 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A28 English
25. I Mazel vs Riumin 0-129 1934 USSR Championship 1934/35A27 English, Three Knights System
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Mazel wins | Mazel loses  

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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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]'

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Ke2: I think Edelman - Mazel is pretty notable.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. Don't post personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2015, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies