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Artur Kogan
A Kogan 
Photograph 2007 by Mikel Larreategi via Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 315
Years covered: 1989 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2544 (2536 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2591

Overall record: +132 -86 =92 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B50 B30 B42 B90 B87
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    D02 A46 A40 A45 D05
 French Defense (12) 
    C02 C11 C03 C07 C16
 Giuoco Piano (9) 
    C50 C54
 Two Knights (7) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D37 D31 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B30 B47 B40 B43 B60
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    E00 A46 A40 D02 A41
 Sicilian Taimanov (12) 
    B47 B48 B46
 Slav (9) 
    D12 D15 D11 D13 D10
 Scandinavian (8) 
 Reti System (7) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Kogan vs W Arencibia, 2002 1-0
   A Kogan vs J Amil Serantes, 2005 1-0
   A Kogan vs A Shneider, 1993 1/2-1/2
   A Kogan vs Z Gyimesi, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XV Carlos Torre (2002)
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2002)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   M Sagafos vs A Kogan (Nov-11-16) 0-1
   A Kogan vs M Meszaros (Nov-09-16) 1-0
   P Ten Vergert vs A Kogan (Nov-06-16) 0-1
   V Onischuk vs A Kogan (Oct-27-16) 1/2-1/2
   T Gharamian vs A Kogan (Oct-23-16) 1-0

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(born Jan-29-1974, 43 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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Artur Kogan immigrated from Ukraine to Israel when he was two years old and spent more than 20 years in Israel. He currently resides in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1998. Married Tatjana Georgieva Plachkinova in 2003.

Wikipedia article: Artur Kogan
Website mostly focused on his role as a trainer:

Last updated: 2016-10-24 09:23:24

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 315  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Kogan vs P Giulian  1-0351989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC05 French, Tarrasch
2. Galego vs A Kogan  1-0621989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC53 Giuoco Piano
3. F Garcia Albarracin vs A Kogan  ½-½301989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. D Pergericht vs A Kogan  0-1571989EUR-chT (Men) 9thE00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. R Djurhuus vs A Kogan  ½-½281989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. C Perdikis vs A Kogan  0-1391989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Kogan vs D Norwood  0-1391990Oakham YMB06 Robatsch
8. A Kogan vs A Webster  1-0381990Wch U18B06 Robatsch
9. G Vescovi vs A Kogan  0-1231990Wch U18C60 Ruy Lopez
10. C Iosif vs A Kogan  1-0621990Oakham YMC50 Giuoco Piano
11. M Stroe vs A Kogan  ½-½1131990Oakham YMC45 Scotch Game
12. Svidler vs A Kogan 1-0401990OakhamC47 Four Knights
13. A Kogan vs Flear  1-0451991BielC50 Giuoco Piano
14. D Borner vs A Kogan  0-1391991It (open), BielC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. A Kogan vs P Van der Sterren  0-1411991BielC50 Giuoco Piano
16. A Kogan vs Svidler 1-0291991London UENGOC50 Giuoco Piano
17. A Kogan vs V Arapovic  ½-½251991Biel MTO opB06 Robatsch
18. A Kogan vs V Tukmakov  0-1291992Bern opB56 Sicilian
19. A Kogan vs Svidler 0-1351992x,III-IVC55 Two Knights Defense
20. A Kogan vs J L Chabanon  ½-½441992OakhamC55 Two Knights Defense
21. Blatny vs A Kogan  0-1641993Groningen opA04 Reti Opening
22. A Kogan vs J Meister  1-0391993Mlada Boleslav (Czechoslovakia)C55 Two Knights Defense
23. A Kogan vs Van Wely  0-1401993Heraklio opB07 Pirc
24. A Kogan vs A Skripchenko  1-0351993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. A Kogan vs V Sergeev  ½-½331993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openA48 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-29-06  BIDMONFA: Artur Kogan

KOGAN, Artur

Mar-08-06  SickedChess: He is better know for his boxing skills can ask Milov and Moskalenko to know why :)
Nov-06-08  dx9293: This is the guy who is behind the (new?) Olalachess Academy I think.
Oct-03-09  Edwin M: Yes. This is the guy behind the Olalachess academy/method. I recently attended a traing session by him at the Max Euwe-Centrum in Amsterdam. Interesting stuff. He is in the process of writing a book about his method in cooperation with Quality Chess. You should keep an eye out for it.
Nov-17-09  kooley782: Josh Waitzkin has an annotated game between him and Kogan on Chessmaster in his "Psychology of Competition" course. He describes Kogan as an interesting chess player who loves madness and craziness in chess. I can tell it. That game was really bizarre and wild. Fun chess like that seems to attract me more than dull, defensive chess.
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He won today a rapid event in Cambrils (Spain):

Mar-09-12  wordfunph: "Yes, there are at least 100 different lines."

- GM Artur Kogan (when GM Bogdan Lalic told him about writing a book about the 4.Qc2 Nimzo, while shaking his head)

Source: Classical Nimzo-Indian by Bogdan Lalic


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  whiteshark: <kooley782: <...That game was really bizarre and wild.>> Here you are! A Kogan vs Waitzkin, 1997
Jun-12-13  dx9293: Training Nakamura at Tal this temporary or long-term?
Oct-14-14  Lovuschka: The gentlemen at DE-Wikipedia would like to know if Artur Kogan is the son of Boris Markovich Kogan - can anyone help?

Действительно ли Артур Коган сын Борис Коган (Boris Markovich Kogan)?

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  TheFocus: Boris Kogan's son was Michael. I believe he have up chess to become a doctor.

Was not a GM.

You can search further by contacting the Georgia Chess Federation..

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  TheFocus: "gave up chess'

Stupid spill chick.

Oct-14-14  eyalbd: Very nice attack by Kogan:
A Kogan vs McShane, 2010
Jan-29-15  alfiepa: I am very Happy :-)

My great friend Art Kogan player of day !!!!

Un abrazo fuerte amigo e a presto a Taragona
Alf & Mary

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  OhioChessFan: <alfie> Can you provide a little more information about him? I'll update the bio.
Jan-29-15  alfiepa: The game Kogan - McSHane is commented By Arthur in the blog
There are also photos of GM Kogan
Arthur Kogan Is the Coach of the National chess Team of Italia
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  OhioChessFan: interview:

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  OhioChessFan: He appears to prefer the spelling of his first name as "Arthur", and is listed that way on his FIDE card.
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