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Eugene Martinovsky
Number of games in database: 109
Years covered: 1967 to 1999
Highest rating achieved in database: 2365

Overall record: +33 -48 =28 (43.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 A40 E10 D02 E00
 King's Indian (4) 
    E62 E85 E77 E61
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D78 D97 D91 D85
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A32 A30 A36 A31
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C62 C60 C82 C80 C73
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A21 A28 A25
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D91 D85 D86 D78 D92
 Sicilian (5) 
    B31 B57 B89
 King's Gambit Declined (4) 
 English (4) 
    A16 A14 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Martinovsky vs L Brady, 1987 1-0
   Martinovsky vs Browne, 1972 1-0
   P Koploy vs Martinovsky, 1972 1/2-1/2
   Martinovsky vs V Reyes, 1988 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1972)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1976)

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(born Oct-03-1931, died Feb-22-2000, 68 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Dr. Eugene Simeon Martinovsky was born in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now Macedonia). He was twice the Champion of Macedonia, and twice Champion of Skopje, its capital.

He graduated from medical school in 1957. In 1960 he immigrated to England, and in 1962 to the United States, where he became a physician and psychiatrist. He played little chess between 1958 and 1965.

Returning to chess in 1965, he became one of the leading players in Chicago. He co-won the Illinois championship in 1975 (with Edward W Formanek) and won it outright in 1983. He lived in the Detroit area between 1968 and 1972, twice winning the Michigan championship. He also won the U.S. Senior Championship twice. He was awarded the title of FIDE Master.

Martinovsky was even more successful in correspondence chess. He won the 2nd Correspondence Chess League of America (CCLA) Championship (1976-78) and was the co-winner (with Marc Lonoff) of the 8th CCLA Championship (1990-93). He played in four World Correspondence Chess Championship semifinals, scoring about 50%.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Lynch vs Martinovsky  0-129196768th US OpenA16 English
2. Martinovsky vs P Grey  1-037196768th US OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Saidy vs Martinovsky  1-041196768th US OpenE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
4. Martinovsky vs E Nash  1-037196768th US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. R Brieger vs Martinovsky  0-150196768th US OpenB06 Robatsch
6. Martinovsky vs Rossolimo  ½-½51196768th US OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Karklins vs Martinovsky  ½-½46196768th US OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. Martinovsky vs W A Scott  1-048196768th US OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
9. R Byrne vs Martinovsky  1-0431968USAC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. Martinovsky vs C Bassin  1-043196970th US OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Peter Rhee vs Martinovsky  0-131196970th US OpenB89 Sicilian
12. Denker vs Martinovsky  ½-½74196970th US OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Martinovsky vs R Byrne  ½-½75196970th US OpenA36 English
14. A Mengarini vs Martinovsky  0-1391971Lone PineB10 Caro-Kann
15. Martinovsky vs Gligoric  0-1311971Lone PineE77 King's Indian
16. R Baker vs Martinovsky  ½-½321972USA-ch01 prel 13 corrC44 King's Pawn Game
17. P Koploy vs Martinovsky  ½-½481972Lone PineA21 English
18. Martinovsky vs M Pollowitz  1-0471972Lone PineA56 Benoni Defense
19. Saidy vs Martinovsky  ½-½181972Lone PineD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
20. Martinovsky vs L Christiansen  1-0641972Lone PineA43 Old Benoni
21. Martinovsky vs W Martz  ½-½201972Lone PineA47 Queen's Indian
22. K Commons vs Martinovsky  1-0321972Lone PineE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
23. Martinovsky vs Browne 1-0471972Lone PineA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
24. C B Jones vs Martinovsky  ½-½301973Lone PineC56 Two Knights
25. A Mengarini vs Martinovsky  0-1351973Lone PineA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: Dr. Eugene S. Martinovsky (1931-2000).


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  wordfunph: "It is much easier to play like Kasparov or Alekhine in correspondence chess. One has plenty of time, days and weeks; and one can move the pieces on the board, check and recheck... it was a great pleasure for me to calculate the lines over and over again."

- Eugene Martinovsky

Source: Chess Life 1998 June

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