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Vladimir Sergeevich Saigin
Number of games in database: 30
Years covered: 1945 to 1968

Overall record: +5 -15 =10 (33.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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   V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs V Saigin, 1954 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-29-1917, died 1992, 74 years old) Belarus
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He was a Soviet Master of Sports (1943). Belarusian champion in 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 (=Isaac Boleslavsky), 1953 (=Alexey Suetin) and 1954.

Last updated: 2017-10-02 12:02:49

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bronstein vs V Saigin  1-0381945Ch URS (1/2 final)C19 French, Winawer, Advance
2. B Verlinsky vs V Saigin  0-1581945URS-sfC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
3. V Saigin vs Ufimtsev  ½-½561945Ch URS (1/2 final)E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
4. Novotelnov vs V Saigin  0-1441947URS-ch sfE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
5. Geller vs V Saigin  0-1371947URS-ch sfB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. V Saigin vs A Arulaid  0-14019481st Soviet Team-ch prelimE17 Queen's Indian
7. Boleslavsky vs V Saigin 1-0721951URS-ch sfC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
8. Boleslavsky vs V Saigin  1-0451951Team Ch of Belorussian townsC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
9. V Saigin vs G Borisenko  1-0251952URS-ch sfC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. V Saigin vs G Ilivitsky  0-13319533rd Soviet Team-ch finalD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
11. V Saigin vs Tal 0-1291954Match for USSR Master titleA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
12. Tal vs V Saigin  ½-½261954MatchD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. V Saigin vs Tal  ½-½231954MatchE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
14. Tal vs V Saigin 1-0181954Match for USSR Master titleB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. V Saigin vs Tal ½-½401954MatchE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
16. Tal vs V Saigin 1-0561954MatchA17 English
17. Tal vs V Saigin ½-½371954Match for USSR Master titleC47 Four Knights
18. V Saigin vs Tal 0-1451954MatchA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
19. Tal vs V Saigin 0-1471954MatchA17 English
20. V Saigin vs Tal ½-½471954Match for USSR Master titleA61 Benoni
21. Tal vs V Saigin ½-½351954MatchC47 Four Knights
22. I Nei vs V Saigin  1-04319554th Soviet Team-ch finalE12 Queen's Indian
23. Portisch vs V Saigin  1-0511957BLR-HUNA15 English
24. V Saigin vs Boleslavsky  ½-½231957MinskB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
25. Simagin vs V Saigin  1-0391958USSR Team ChD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  offramp: Born in 1917. Middle name Sergeevitch.
Unusual in that he is represented by 18 games over 18 years!
Nov-17-09  Red October: was he the founder of <Saigin Kick> ?

or maybe he acted in <Miss Saigin> ?

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  wordfunph: "Tal has a terrifying style. Soon even grandmasters will know of this."

- Vladimir Saigin (after losing to 17-year-old Tal in a qualifying match for the master title in 1954)

Source: Three Steps to Chess Mastery by Alexei Suetin

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  Benzol: Interesting that he and Tal died in the same year.
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