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Lev Alexeevich Kaiev
Number of games in database: 12
Years covered: 1934 to 1940
Overall record: +2 -3 =7 (45.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-20-1913, died Mar-31-1942, 29 years old) Russia

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 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Kaiev vs A Kubbel 1-0201934MoscowC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
2. F Bohatirchuk vs L Kaiev  1-0651938URS-ch sfB03 Alekhine's Defense
3. Kotov vs L Kaiev  ½-½481938URS Ch sfE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. L Kaiev vs Dus Chotimirsky  ½-½561938URS-ch sfC87 Ruy Lopez
5. B Verlinsky vs L Kaiev  ½-½281938URS-ch sfB03 Alekhine's Defense
6. L Kaiev vs Konstantinopolsky  ½-½261938URS-ch sfC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
7. S Belavenets vs L Kaiev  1-0411938USSR Ch semi-finalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. S Von Freymann vs L Kaiev  ½-½301938URS-ch sfC10 French
9. E Zagorjansky vs L Kaiev  0-1241939Ch \E72 King's Indian
10. L Kaiev vs Konstantinopolsky  0-1661940URS-sfB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. Chekhover vs L Kaiev  ½-½501940URS-sfC10 French
12. L Kaiev vs M Stolberg  ½-½361940URS-sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Jul-22-09  myschkin: . . .

Lev Alexeevich Kaiev (20.02.1913 - 31.03.1942) from Russia - did not return from war service.

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  GrahamClayton: <myschkin>,
Another strong USSR player who died in the Great Patriotic War. I wonder how many unknown chess players died in the war that we know nothing about?

On a happier note, here is a nice miniature by Kaiev:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1934.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kaiev, Lev Alexeevich Kaiev"]
[Black "Kubbel, Arvid "]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗b5 ♗c5 4. c3 ♕f6 5. ♗xc6 bxc6 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd4 ♗b4+ 8. ♘c3 ♗a6 9. ♕b3 ♗xc3+ 10. ♕xc3 ♕g6 11. ♗g5 h6 12. ♗h4 ♕xg2 13. ♖g1 ♕h3 14. d5 ♘e7 15. O-O-O cxd5 16. exd5 ♘f5 17. ♕e5+ ♔f8 18. ♗e7+ ♔g8 19. ♘d4 d6

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20. ♘xf5! 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Ruy Lopez Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises Inc, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1986

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  brankat: Millions died. People of all walks of life. Chessplayers, too.
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  wordfunph: too young at 29, rest in peace master Lev Kaiev..
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