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Grigory Ivanovich Zhuravlev
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1950 to 1989
Overall record: +7 -2 =0 (77.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-04-1919, died Feb-14-2002, 82 years old) Russia

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He was awarded the Soviet Master of Sports title in 1952.

Last updated: 2019-01-28 10:23:04

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Zhuravlev vs V Tiit  1-0351950Ch URS (Farmers)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
2. A Ivannikov vs G Zhuravlev  0-1441950Ch URS (Farmers)E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. R Skuja vs G Zhuravlev  0-1751951Ch URS (Farmers)B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. G Zhuravlev vs R Skuja  1-0381952Ch URS (Farmers)E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. G Zhuravlev vs Novotelnov  1-026195313th Ch RSFSRC56 Two Knights
6. G Zhuravlev vs A Uogele  1-0231955Ch URS (farming team)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. G Zhuravlev vs R Skuja  0-1381955Ch URS (farming team)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Estrin vs G Zhuravlev  1-0311961TournamentC59 Two Knights
9. G Zhuravlev vs A Anastasian  1-0211989cr-gameC45 Scotch Game
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Feb-07-15  zanzibar: There is this article about a dedication to this player (it's in Russian):

You can see an image of a collage with many historical photographs etc. here:

Dec 9, 2014

<In August of this year, the administration Kuvshinovsky District representative delegation met Torzhokskiy players, as the newspaper "Banner" wrote in his article "The attraction of cells in black and white." Kuvshinovsky visiting the land

<where once lived and worked distinctive "Chess King" Grigory Zhuravlev>,

participants August meeting even more entrenched in the desire to open at the Youth Center of the city of Torzhok memorial corner in honor of our countryman - Chess master, champion of the Soviet Union Chess among the villagers.

November 14 is a significant event - the grand opening of Corner memory GI Zhuravlev - took place in the chess club Torzhok in the presence of a delegation kuvshinovtsev consisting primarily of members of the family of the famous chess player, chess older generation YS Menyachihina, as well as young players from Kuvshinovsky school №2: Irina Lobazenkovoy, Anna Ivanova and Daniel Milov. [...]>


Feb-07-15  zanzibar: A picture of the man is available here:

Feb-08-15  zanzibar: <
Sergei Kruglov
December 10 14:03

<The first master continues to inspire (Kuvshinovsky District)>

In Kuvshinovo ended the traditional regional tournament in memory of GI Zhuravlev Grigory Ivanovich December 4 would have turned 95 years old. He - one of the most famous players of the Tver region. Suffice it to say that his name can be found in the "Chess dictionary", published in 1964. Perhaps Zhuravlev - the only one of our countrymen, who met at the chess table with the famous Mikhail Botvinnik.

Member of the Great Patriotic War at the time Verhnevolzhe glorified all over the country. In 1950, a modest accountant in the village of Great Borok Kuvshinovsky District became a winner, and in 1951 and 1952 - the champion of the All-Union tournament farmers. It is for these victories he was the first of the players Upper was awarded the title "Master of Sports of the USSR." In 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1963 and 1964 champion Zhuravlev area.

Many years Grigory Ivanovich in the newspaper "Kalinin truth" (now "Tver Life") led the section "Chess." To do this, he disabled the second group, in any weather with crutches regularly traveled from Kuvshinovsky District in the regional center. And sitting in the editorial office all day sorting through hundreds of responses chess fans. And this is just one example of his devotion to his beloved game, and the responsibility for taking the job.

Since 2001, Kuvshinovo held regional chess tournament among veterans dedicated to the memory of Gregory Ivanovich Zhuravlev. 14th event gathered 10 fans of intellectual game over 60 years. Together with the owners of the black and white chess board sat Tver, Rzhev, Konakova, Ostashkov, Selizharovo and Zharkovskogo area. The tournament was held in a circular system with a time limit per game for each participant to 30 minutes, that is, by the rules of rapid chess.

Intrigue in the distribution of prizes continued until the final meeting. As a result, two participants scored highest total of points (6.5), and only on additional indicators tournament winner was a candidate master Valery Nazarov from Konakova. FIDE master Yury Kudryashov won the silver medal. Bronze medal won local pervorazryadnik Yuri Soloviev.

Chief Justice of the tournament Anatoly Kornilov noted the smooth organization of the competition and the warm hospitality of the hosts, carefully preserving the memory of its unique fellow-players.> (RU)

This suggests he was born Dec 4 on 2014 - 95 = 1919 as it says on the bio. But it also notes that a memorial tournament has been held since 2001, which makes me wonder about the dod.

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  Stonehenge: Here they have February 2002 as his dod:

According to the veteran tournament was first held in 2002.

Feb-08-15  zanzibar: Thanks <Stonehenge>. I reread a little closer the article, now that I'm properly oriented.

Indeed, it's likely the other reporter got the date wrong for the start of the Memorial tournaments.

Anyways, it's an excuse to post a little more about Zhuravlev, from his daughter's reminiscences:

<Grigory Zhuravlev began playing chess with 15 years - one neighbor boy showed him a few moves. Then he seriously interested in this game was the "get" special literature, a lot of reading. Later, when he became a student of the Smolensk Pedagogical Institute, he continued his chess "becoming", becoming a member of the chess club ...

The meeting participants, especially children, listened with interest the story of Tamara Grigorevny about how her father would sit up late at his desk, journaling, making the analysis of different chess games.

- I sometimes think - she continued the story - that the fate of my father could develop quite differently. He got to the front when he was 23 years old. In 1943 he was seriously wounded, underwent 7 operations, his leg was amputated. How many young men, becoming disabled, get depressed, despondent. For chess father became the lifeline that did not give him to get lost on the waves of life. In the hospital, he sometimes could not sit at the chessboard, but still played. Not seeing firsthand the position of the pieces on the board, he held in his memory all the combinations and make moves, calling them to others ...

Born GI Cranes in Oleninsky District, but the fate of the "abandoned" him to the village of Great Borok our area. Here he lived, worked, grow and daughters ... played. Played by correspondence, played with neighbors, led chess club at school, went to the simul in district schools, participated in the regional championships and All-Union championships, led the section "Chess" in the newspaper "Kalinin truth". With his life in the steel Kuvshinovo held an annual competition for the prize of Gregory Zhuravlev, and since 2002, when the famous chess player was not in our area held veteran tournament dedicated to his memory.>

I believe his work as journalist should be noted in his bio.

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