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Albert Kapengut
Number of games in database: 196
Years covered: 1960 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2385
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460

Overall record: +59 -62 =75 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B93 B52 B56 B83 B44
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C80 C93 C79 C92 C67
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B93 B97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C87 C92 C93 C95 C84
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B46 B47 B45
 Petrov (4) 
    C42 C43
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B32 B39 B36 B30 B45
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A61 A62 A64 A79 A74
 Reti System (10) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A29 A28 A22 A20
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A36 A34 A31 A35 A37
 King's Indian (8) 
    E70 E60 E61 E96 E89
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 1-0
   Bagirov vs A Kapengut, 1972 1/2-1/2
   Stein vs A Kapengut, 1971 0-1
   Shamkovich vs A Kapengut, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Kupreichik vs A Kapengut, 1972 1/2-1/2
   A Kapengut vs V I Karasev, 1971 1/2-1/2
   A Shagalovich vs A Kapengut, 1961 0-1
   A Kapengut vs Tal, 1972 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1971)
   USSR Championship (1972)
   6th Soviet Team Cup (1968)

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(born Jul-04-1944, 77 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
IM Albert Zinovievich Kapengut was born in Kazan, Tatarstan in the USSR. A Soviet master he is best known as a theoretician and member of the successful Student Olympiad teams of the late 1960's. He won seven Belarus championships: 1962, 1968, 1969, 1970 (joint), 1976, 1977, and 1978. He was the coach of GM Yury Shulman among others and won the state of New Jersey championship in 2003.

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Wikipedia article: Albert Kapengut

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Boleslavsky vs A Kapengut  1-0251960BLR-chA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
2. B Goldenov vs A Kapengut  1-0281961BLR-chE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
3. A Shagalovich vs A Kapengut 0-1301961BLR-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Boleslavsky vs A Kapengut 1-0231961BLR-chA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
5. A Kapengut vs L Sazonov  0-1391962BLRE70 King's Indian
6. A Kapengut vs Tukmakov 1-0201962URS-chTB07 Pirc
7. A Zakharov vs A Kapengut  1-0411962URS-chTB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. L Sazonov vs A Kapengut  1-0461963URSA36 English
9. A Zakharov vs A Kapengut  1-0321963URSB32 Sicilian
10. A Kapengut vs Tukmakov 0-1281963URSB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Dzindzichashvili vs A Kapengut  ½-½3419639th Soviet Team-ch final AA37 English, Symmetrical
12. Fischman vs A Kapengut  0-1371964URS-chT Cup sfA07 King's Indian Attack
13. L Kiriakov vs A Kapengut  0-1261965Ch LatviaC00 French Defense
14. A Kapengut vs Antoshin 1-0181965MoscowC56 Two Knights
15. A Kapengut vs Gipslis  0-1361965Ch LatviaB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. Klovans vs A Kapengut  ½-½351965Ch LatviaB32 Sicilian
17. N Zhuravliov vs A Kapengut  0-1411965LAT-chB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
18. A Kapengut vs Petkevich  1-0331965Ch LatviaB56 Sicilian
19. A Kapengut vs Tal 0-1301965LAT-chB44 Sicilian
20. Smejkal vs A Kapengut  1-0401965WchT U26 12th fin-AB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
21. Furman vs A Kapengut  0-1321966URSA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
22. A Kapengut vs Dzindzichashvili 1-0331966URS-ch sfE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
23. Savon vs A Kapengut  1-0411966MoscowA04 Reti Opening
24. A Kapengut vs F Nordstrom  1-0401966Orebro Stud olm prelim1E51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
25. T Porrasmaa vs A Kapengut  0-1261966Orebro Stud olm fAD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-24-08  myschkin: . . .

<Albert Zinovievich Kapengut> (born 1945 in the USSR) is a Soviet chess master. A holder of the International Master title, he is best known as a respected teacher, theoretician, writer, and member of the successful student Olympiad teams of the 1960s.

Sep-22-08  Resignation Trap: A photo of Kapengut in action: .
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  Phony Benoni: The picture apears to have been taken during the game A Kapengut vs Balashov, 1971 with Kapengut about to play (or perhaps seal) 42.Qxa5 in this position:

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Jul-11-10  grasser: I met him at the ATE in Philly. His son and two grandaughters played on the same team.

What an awesome legacy! What an awesome family!

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  Fusilli: Born on the 4th of July! (I share something with a GM!)

He wasn't on my radar as an emigre to the U.S. When did he come to the U.S.?

Oct-18-13  bravado1: His name sounds German
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  Fusilli: I still wonder when he moved to the U.S. Does anyone know?

He was very active in the 1960s and 1970s, and after that seems to have played only occasionally. Any recent sightings of GM Kapengut in the U.S.?

Jul-27-17  Eagle41257: Since April 28, 2008 he represents the US Chess Federation.
Oct-06-20  mahaprabhu krishna:

flawless from the black!!!!.. surely a model game for hyper accelerated dragon players for 9. Bb3 variation. the best move for white is 9. Rb1 which no human has tried it seems.

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