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Georgy Agzamov
Number of games in database: 160
Years covered: 1973 to 1986
Highest rating achieved in database: 2590

Overall record: +51 -37 =72 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E73 E75 E62 E91 E94
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D82 D83 D78 D90
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A57 A75 A56 A70 A61
 English (6) 
    A15 A13 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    E00 A46 E10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C80 C77 C95 C83
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Alekhine's Defense (7) 
    B05 B03
 Ruy Lopez, Open (6) 
    C80 C83
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A31 A30 A36 A34
 Slav (5) 
    D17 D19 D11 D10
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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
   V Malaniuk vs G Agzamov, 1983 0-1
   Tukmakov vs G Agzamov, 1983 0-1
   G Agzamov vs Karpov, 1983 1/2-1/2
   de Firmian vs G Agzamov, 1983 0-1
   Tukmakov vs G Agzamov, 1981 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Kostic Memorial (1983)
   USSR Championship (1981)
   URS-ch 52nd / Zonal (1985)
   Yerevan Zonal (1982)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)

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

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Georgy Tadzhikanovich Agzamov was born in Almalik, USSR. He was champion of Uzbekistan in 1976 (=Valery A Loginov) and 1981.

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: 2018-07-24 17:33:31

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Agzamov vs G Borisenko  ½-½381973UZB-chD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
2. G Agzamov vs Birbrager  1-0251973USSRB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
3. Tseshkovsky vs G Agzamov  1-042197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 2B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. G Agzamov vs Taimanov 0-160197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 2A04 Reti Opening
5. Palatnik vs G Agzamov  1-0481977OdessaA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
6. Vladimirov vs G Agzamov 1-0331977Burevestnik-chA07 King's Indian Attack
7. I Platonov vs G Agzamov  0-1351977URSB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. G Agzamov vs Chekhov  1-0391977URS-ch YME75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
9. Chekhov vs G Agzamov  0-1611978URS-ch U26A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
10. Vladimirov vs G Agzamov  1-0411978URS-ch U26B42 Sicilian, Kan
11. G Agzamov vs Yusupov  ½-½191978URS-ch U26E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. G Agzamov vs Psakhis  0-1411979BakuA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
13. Romanishin vs G Agzamov  1-0271980URS-ch FL48A04 Reti Opening
14. G Agzamov vs Razuvaev  ½-½421980URS-ch FL48B06 Robatsch
15. Chiburdanidze vs G Agzamov  ½-½261980URS-ch FL48B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. G Agzamov vs I Platonov  1-0351980URS-ch FL48E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
17. G Agzamov vs Tukmakov  ½-½191980URS-ch FL48A15 English
18. G Agzamov vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½411980URS-ch FL48A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
19. K Grigorian vs G Agzamov  0-1491981URS-ch sfA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
20. G Agzamov vs Taimanov  0-1721981USSRE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. O Dementiev vs G Agzamov  0-1491981YerevanB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. G Agzamov vs G Kuzmin  ½-½411981YerevanE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
23. G Agzamov vs B Itkis  1-0501981YerevanD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. G Agzamov vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½401981YerevanE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. B Rositsan vs G Agzamov  0-1741981YerevanC50 Giuoco Piano
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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??

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: R.I.P. Georgy Tadzhikanovich Agzamov, who died prematurely.

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