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Albert Kapengut
A Kapengut 
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Number of games in database: 230
Years covered: 1960 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2385
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460

Overall record: +74 -70 =86 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B93 B83 B52 B56 B44
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C92 C80 C93 C95 C79
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C92 C95 C87 C93 C89
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B93 B97
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B46 B45 B47
 King's Indian (5) 
    E93 E60 E70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B32 B39 B30 B36 B45
 Modern Benoni (13) 
    A62 A61 A64 A79 A74
 King's Indian (10) 
    E70 E60 E89 E96 E61
 Reti System (10) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A29 A28 A22 A20
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A36 A34 A31 A35 A32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 1-0
   S Begun vs A Kapengut, 1978 0-1
   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 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?]
   Sokolsky Memorial (1978)
   46th URS-ch selection (1978)
   URS-ch Young Masters (1970)
   USSR Championship (1971)
   USSR Championship (1972)
   6th Soviet Team Cup (1968)

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(born Jul-04-1944, 78 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality United States of America)

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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 Boris Gelfand and Yury Shulman, among others.

Since 2000, he has been a permanent resident of the United States. He won the New Jersey State Championship in 2003.

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Wikipedia article: Albert Kapengut

Last updated: 2021-11-01 23:27:45

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 252  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 Chistiakov vs A Kapengut  1-0231962URSB53 Sicilian
7. A Kapengut vs Tukmakov 1-0201962URS-chTB07 Pirc
8. A Kapengut vs A Vitolinsh  ½-½191962URS-chTB07 Pirc
9. A I Zakharov vs A Kapengut  1-0411962URS-chTB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. L Sazonov vs A Kapengut  1-0461963URSA36 English
11. A Kapengut vs Tukmakov 0-1281963URSB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. A Bukhover vs A Kapengut  1-0171963URSA37 English, Symmetrical
13. A I Zakharov vs A Kapengut  1-0321963URSB32 Sicilian
14. Hodja Geldimamedov vs A Kapengut  1-03019639th Soviet Team Championship qual-2D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
15. N Rashkovsky vs A Kapengut  1-03619639th Soviet Team Championship qual-2C00 French Defense
16. Dzindzichashvili vs A Kapengut  ½-½3419639th Soviet Team Championship Final-AA37 English, Symmetrical
17. Fischman vs A Kapengut  0-1371964URS-chT Cup sfA07 King's Indian Attack
18. A Kapengut vs Antoshin 1-0181965MoscowC56 Two Knights
19. A Kapengut vs J Petkevich  1-0331965Latvian ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
20. L Kiriakov vs A Kapengut  0-1261965Latvian ChampionshipC00 French Defense
21. Klovans vs A Kapengut  ½-½351965Latvian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
22. N Zhuravliov vs A Kapengut  0-1411965Latvian ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
23. A Kapengut vs Gipslis  0-1361965Latvian ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
24. A Kapengut vs Tal 0-1301965Latvian ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
25. Smejkal vs A Kapengut  1-0401965WchT U26 12th fin-AB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
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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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  FSR: Kapengut was born on the Fourth of July. It was inevitable that he would end up in the United States.

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