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|Jan-26-05|| ||Resignation Trap: Makogonov was born August 27, 1904 (modern calendar) "in the Caucasus" (to quote my source) and died in 1993.|
He played in eight USSR Championships from 1927-1947.
He was one of the first players to be awarded the title of International Master by FIDE in 1950.
He won the championship of Azerbaijan and of the city of Baku on numerous occasions.
Opening variations which bear his name: King's Indian 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3
Gruenfeld 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e3 0-0 6.b4
According to Chessmetrics, Makogonov was ranked #4 in the world among active players at the end of 1944, behind Mikhail Botvinnik , Alexander Alekhine and Paul Keres .
|Aug-11-05|| ||Runemaster: <Resignation Trap: According to Chessmetrics, Makogonov was ranked #4 in the world>|
And to think he was only given the IM title in 1950! Just a quick glance at the database shows that Makogonov had wins against Smyslov (2 with a plus score), Keres (2 with an even score) and Botvinnik.
|Aug-11-05|| ||Resignation Trap: If you think about it, even his IM title may have been a bit generous from FIDE in 1950, as he never played outside the USSR. In 1991 a book of his life and best games was published, featuring 75 of his games, but only 26 of those are on the www.chessgames.com database.|
It should also be noted that Makogonov defeated Flohr in a match in 1942 by a score of 7.5 - 4.5.
|Aug-12-05|| ||Runemaster: Well, we all know how many very good players suffered from lack of international opportunities in the USSR.|
|Aug-12-05|| ||Gypsy: [Event "Moscow-Leningrad Tournament of Masters, 1939"]
[Site "Moscow or Leningrad"]
[White "V. Makagonov"]
[Black "S. Reshevsky"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7
5. Qb3 c6 6. Bf4 dxc4 7. Qxc4 Be6 8. Qd3 Nd5
9. Nxd5 Qxd5 10. e4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qb6 12. Bc3 O-O
13. Be2 Rd8 14. O-O a5 15. Ng5 Bxd4 16. Nxe6 fxe6
17. Qh3 c5 18. Bg4 Kh8 19. Bxe6 Na6 20. Kh1 Nc7
21. Bg4 a4 22. a3 Bxd3 23. bxc3 c4 24. Rab1 Qc5
25. Rxb7 Rab8 26. Rxb8 Rxb8 27. Qg3 Rb3 28. Rd1 Rb6
29. Rd8+ Kg7 30. h4 Rd6 31. Rc8 e5 32. h5 Rd3
33. Qh4 h6 34. hxg6 Qd6 35. Rh8 Qxg6 36. Bf5 1-0
|Aug-12-05|| ||Gypsy: In 1950, FIDE awarded all GM of USSR the IGM title. I believe FIDE also gave all USSR Masters and/or Senior Masters the title IM.|
|Aug-12-05|| ||Resignation Trap: <Gypsy> His win over Reshevsky was game #15 in the book, and it was annotated by none other than Kasparov!|
35. Rh8! was really fine, and Reshevsky lost on time a one move later, but resignation was an alternative, since 36...Qg5 loses to 37. Rh7+ Kg8 38. Qxg5+ and 39. Rxc7.
"Vladimir Makogonov" was the 16th and last in a series of books published by Fisikultura i Sport. Unfortunately, when the USSR came to an end, so did this series of books. I am pleased to say that I have all of them.
|Aug-12-05|| ||Gypsy: <Resignation Trap> Good to hear. I lifted the game from Kotov/Judovich, where it is given as Makogonov's signature game with his portret/CV/resume. |
This Moscow/Leningrad is a half-forgotten tournament, but behold the raster and results:
1.Flohr +7 (12/17, 71%),
2.Reshevsky +4 (10.5/17, 62%),
3-6. Makogonov, Lilienthal, Levenfish, & Ragozin +3 (10/17, 59%),
7-8. Belavenets Rabinovich +2 (9.5/17, 56%),
9-10. Alatortsev, Kan +1 (9/17, 53%),
11. Konstantinopolsky = (8.5/17, 50%),
12-13. Smyslov, Keres -1 (8/17, 47%),
14. Goglidze -2 (7.5/17, 44%),
15. Tolush -3 (7/17, 41%),
16. Romanovsky -5 (6/17, 35%),
17. Bondarevsky -7 (5/17, 29%),
18. Panov -10 (3.5/17, 21%).
|Nov-09-05|| ||Jafar219: <chessgames.com> as I know Makogonov was born in Azerbaijan (Baku city) not in Russia.|
|Jan-22-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov|
MAKOGONOV, Vladimir Andreevich
|Jan-22-06|| ||meloncio: <Gypsy><Resignation Trap> I have an old Argentinian book (1949 edition), about this Tournament. According to it, Panov didn't play from round # 13 to the end, leaving the tournament by sickness.|
|May-14-06|| ||DeepBlade: Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst (D58)|
|May-16-06|| ||Gypsy: <meloncio> Thx. That explains Panov's realy poor performance.|
|May-16-06|| ||Ron: Im my honest opinion, the systems Makoganov created against the King's Indian Defense, and the Grunfeld, are pretty good.|
|Aug-27-06|| ||DCP23: <Jafar219>: <as I know Makogonov was born in Azerbaijan (Baku city) not in Russia.>|
Makogonov was indeed born in Azerbaijan, but not in Baku! He is from Nakhichevan.
|Aug-27-06|| ||Honza Cervenka: I have just sent some Makogonov's missing games to chessgames.com. He really deserved his GM title though he got it only late as "honorary" one in age of 83.|
|Aug-27-06|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some of Makogonov's crucial positions: http://www.wtharvey.com/mako.html What's the best move?|
|Dec-10-06|| ||Whitehat1963: Although it's not mentioned in his bio here, he was apparently one of Kasparov's first chess teachers.|
|Jul-25-07|| ||ahmadov: I have never heard of this man before...|
|Aug-09-07|| ||Resignation Trap: In the 1940 USSR Championship, Makogonov defeated Smyslov, Keres <and> Botvinnik : V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1940 , V Makogonov vs Keres, 1940 and V Makogonov vs Smyslov, 1940 . After eleven rounds, he occupied one of the top five spots, but several losses followed, and Vladimir failed to win a major prize. See http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2007... for a good report of this tournament (in Russian).|
|Aug-27-07|| ||Akuni: he's the person who created the rule "If there are no immediate threats, then take your worse placed and improve its position.|
|Aug-27-08|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Vladimir Andreevich.|
|Sep-03-08|| ||artyom2008: R.I.P. Vladimir Andreevich.|
|Sep-03-08|| ||artyom2008: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<poor guy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>|
|Sep-10-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
Makogonov was also very well known as a chess coach. He helped Vasily Smyslov prepare for his 1957 World Chess Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik . He trained Vladimir Bagirov and Genrikh Chepukaitis ,and on Mikhail Botvinnik 's recommendation, became one of the young Garry Kasparov 's first teachers. His brother, Mikhail Makogonov (1900-1943), was also a chess master; they tied for first in the first Baku chess championship in 1923
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