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Georgy Agzamov
G Agzamov 
Number of games in database: 255
Years covered: 1966 to 1986
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590

Overall record: +73 -41 =90 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 51 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (14) 
    E73 E75 E91 E94 E62
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D82 D85 D83 D91 D90
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A61 A57 A56 A75 A70
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E15 E17 E18
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D48 D44 D49 D43 D46
 English (7) 
    A15 A13 A14 A17
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C80 C77 C82 C83 C95
 Sicilian (12) 
    B22 B43 B93 B97 B99
 Alekhine's Defense (12) 
    B05 B03 B02
 Ruy Lopez, Open (9) 
    C80 C82 C81 C83
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E12 E15 E19 E17
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A34 A31 A30 A35 A36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Agzamov vs Tringov, 1983 1-0
   Tal vs G Agzamov, 1984 0-1
   K Grigorian vs G Agzamov, 1981 0-1
   Gulko vs G Agzamov, 1981 0-1
   Tseshkovsky vs G Agzamov, 1981 0-1
   Tukmakov vs G Agzamov, 1983 0-1
   V Malaniuk vs G Agzamov, 1983 0-1
   G Agzamov vs Karpov, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Tukmakov vs G Agzamov, 1981 0-1
   G Agzamov vs Chandler, 1982 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Azmiddin Khodzhaev Memorial (1972)
   Azmiddin Khodzhaev Memorial (1976)
   Kostic Memorial (1983)
   Chigorin Memorial (1984)
   URS-ch First League Tashkent (1984)
   Azmiddin Khodzhaev Memorial (1973)
   URS-ch FL50 (1982)
   Yerevan (1981)
   Azmiddin Khodzhaev Memorial (1975)
   USSR Championship (1981)
   Yerevan Zonal (1982)
   URS-ch 52nd / Zonal (1985)
   Azmiddin Khodzhaev Memorial (1977)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)
   USSR Young Masters Championship (1978)

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(born Sep-06-1954, died Aug-27-1986, 31 years old) Uzbekistan

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Georgy Tadzhievich Agzamov was born in Olmaliq, USSR. He was champion of Uzbekistan in 1976 (=Valery A Loginov) and 1981. Brother of Viacheslav Agzamov and Valeriy Agzamov.

Awarded the IM title in 1982 and the GM title in 1984, he finished first at Belgrade 1982 and at Sochi 1984, equal first at Tashkent 1984 and first at Calcutta 1986.

He was in the world's top 100 from July 1982 until his death. Peak ranking was equal 14th in January 1985.

Agzamov died as the result of an accident at Sevastopol. He took a short cut to go swimming, fell between two rocks and became trapped. Passers-by heard his cries for help, but he was too deep down and by the time firemen reached him it was too late.

Recollection of Agzamov by Jamshid Begmatov:

Wikipedia article: Georgy Agzamov

Last updated: 2022-09-07 11:46:01

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 261  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Agzamov vs N Prasolov  0-1321966Olmaliq ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
2. G Agzamov vs A Grushevsky  1-0411972Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. G Agzamov vs D Kayumov  ½-½661972Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialA61 Benoni
4. A Kakageldyev vs G Agzamov  ½-½641972Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. G Agzamov vs V Seredenko  1-0391972Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialC10 French
6. Tseshkovsky vs G Agzamov  1-0291972Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. E Mukhin vs G Agzamov  0-1241972Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialC44 King's Pawn Game
8. B Anetbaev vs G Agzamov  1-0701972Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. D Kayumov vs G Agzamov  ½-½531973Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. G Agzamov vs V Loginov  1-0391973Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
11. G Agzamov vs Tseshkovsky  0-1591973Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialC45 Scotch Game
12. G Agzamov vs G Borisenko  ½-½551973Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialC45 Scotch Game
13. G Agzamov vs Birbrager  1-0251973Uzbekistani ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. G Agzamov vs A Kakageldyev  1-0391973Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. G Agzamov vs L Maslov  0-1421973Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialC48 Four Knights
16. G Agzamov vs M Ruderfer  1-0421973Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialB44 Sicilian
17. G Agzamov vs G Borisenko  ½-½381973Uzbekistani ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
18. O Pavlenko vs G Agzamov  ½-½521973Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialA02 Bird's Opening
19. D Kayumov vs G Agzamov  1-0461973Uzbekistani ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
20. G Agzamov vs A Ivanov  1-0381973VUZ CupB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
21. G Agzamov vs G Khodos  ½-½751974VUZ CupB40 Sicilian
22. G Agzamov vs A Novopashin  ½-½351974VUZ CupD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. V Vorotnikov vs G Agzamov  ½-½471974VUZ CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
24. G Agzamov vs A Ivanov  0-1331974Junior Qualification TournamentC45 Scotch Game
25. A Bykhovsky vs G Agzamov  ½-½361974Junior Qualification TournamentC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
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  Benzol: Georgy Tadzhikanovich Agzamov
Born 6th September 1954 in Almalik
IM in 1982 and GM in 1984.
Dec-19-04  Knezh: Wasn't he the person who died by falling from a cliff?
Aug-25-05  yoozum: What a depressing story.
Sep-06-06  BIDMONFA: Georgy Tadzhikanovich Agzamov


Apr-19-07  vonKrolock: <"He was the first ever Uzbek, and thus arguably the first ever Asian grandmaster. Born in 1954 Georgy Agzamov was not just a strong player – the nightmare of top GMs – he was also a great ambassador for chess."> Fine illustrated report on the First International Agzamov Memorial
Jul-20-07  Grim Reaper: He came as the crow flies.
Sep-06-07  D4n: Life can be tragic.
Sep-06-07  centercounter: The Agzamov variation in the Alekhine's Defense is one of Black's strongest responses to the Modern system. 1. e4? Nf6! 2. e5 Nf5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 c6!

The point is that after 6. O-O, then Bxf3! 7. Bxf3 dxe5 gives Black play against the Pe5. Black isn't winning, by any stretch, but it is not easy for White to demonstrate the usual "White" advantage, either.

Naturally, White has other options than 6. O-O. Rather than make this an encyclopedic post, I'll just say that White gains nothing significant. There are lines where Black forfeits the right to castle after a Queen exchange at d8, but that comes to nothing special for White, either.

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  fm avari viraf: Indeed, a very tragic end of a nice human being & a Great Master! May God Bless His Soul Peace In Heaven.
Sep-06-10  DarthStapler: 2...Nf5 is illegal, centercounter
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  whiteshark: <DarthStapler: 2...Nf5 is illegal, centercounter> It's <2...Nd5 <>>, of course. d+f are closer of the keyboard than on the chessboard. :D
Sep-06-10  miguelito: first asian gm ? no , the first asian gm was eugenio torre 1974 , and rosendo balinas 1976 , both from phillipines .
Apr-09-12  Albertan: VI Georgy Agzamov Memorial – Tashkent Open 2012:
Jun-27-13  csmath: There is an important game Agzamov lost to Maliamov in 1976 in exchange Grunfeld that is missing here in this database. As if he had not played any game in 1976. :-)
Sep-06-14  PhilFeeley: <centercounter: The Agzamov variation in the Alekhine's Defense is one of Black's strongest responses to the Modern system. 1. e4? Nf6! 2. e5 Nf5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 c6!>

Since when is 1. e4 a bad move??

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Georgy Tadzhikanovich Agzamov, who died prematurely.
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  FSR: This poor guy didn't even make it to half of 64.
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  Breunor: Is it my imagination or do chess grandmasters seem to have high mortality rates?
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  perfidious: <Breunor>, as with poker, chess is a sedentary endeavour and requires one to conceal all emotion at the board. Not at all easy or natural to stuff it in that way.
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  OhioChessFan: True, it's 100%.
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  Richard Taylor: A sad end for this man.

He beat NZ's Murray Chandler....

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