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Vladimir Zagorovsky
V Zagorovsky 
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Number of games in database: 160
Years covered: 1946 to 1991

Overall record: +66 -34 =60 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B32 B65 B96 B44 B69
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C82 C95 C89 C64 C96
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C95 C89 C96 C97 C91
 French Defense (8) 
    C10 C09 C03 C11 C18
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B69 B65 B60 B67 B62
 Ruy Lopez, Open (5) 
    C82 C80
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C70 C91 C95 C77 C84
 King's Indian (12) 
    E80 E60 E90 E62 E94
 Sicilian (11) 
    B99 B89 B88 B87 B69
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D86 D92 D87 D99 D80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C91 C95 C90 C94 C97
 French Defense (9) 
    C03 C09 C16 C18 C02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Z Necesany vs V Zagorovsky, 1972 0-1
   V Zagorovsky vs A Sandor Siklos, 1975 1-0
   Bronstein vs V Zagorovsky, 1947 1/2-1/2
   V Zagorovsky vs P Dubinin, 1962 1-0
   Estrin vs V Zagorovsky, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Berliner vs V Zagorovsky, 1965 1/2-1/2
   Flohr vs V Zagorovsky, 1952 0-1
   V Zagorovsky vs Estrin, 1968 1/2-1/2
   E Thiele vs V Zagorovsky, 1968 0-1
   V Zagorovsky vs Julius Nielsen, 1965 1-0

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   7th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
   5th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
   6th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
   1975-80 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
   8th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
   4th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5

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(born Jun-29-1925, died Nov-06-1994, 69 years old) Russia

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Vladimir Pavlovich Zagorovsky was born in Voronezh, Russia (formerly USSR). Awarded the IMC title in 1964 and the GMC title in 1966, he won the 4th World Correspondence Championship in 1965. In the 5th Championship he was fourth, in the 6th he finished second, in the 7th he was third and in the 8th he was second. In 1951, he won the Soviet Army championship. He was also Moscow Champion in 1952.

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Zagorovsky

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 160  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Koblents vs V Zagorovsky 1-0101946VilniusC34 King's Gambit Accepted
2. V Zagorovsky vs V G Kirillov  1-0371947USSR ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
3. V Zagorovsky vs A Vasiljev  1-0321947URS-ch sfC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
4. Chekhover vs V Zagorovsky  1-0501947URS-ch sfA24 English, Bremen System with ...g6
5. K Klaman vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½581947URS-ch sfA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. V Zagorovsky vs V Mikenas  1-0521947URS-ch sfB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. Bronstein vs V Zagorovsky ½-½241947URS-ch sfC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. V Zagorovsky vs Taimanov  0-1381947URS-ch sfC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. Geller vs V Zagorovsky 1-02619481st Soviet Team-ch finalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. V Zagorovsky vs K Klaman  1-02819481st Soviet Team-ch finalC78 Ruy Lopez
11. Koblents vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½281949URS-ch sfC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Zamikhovsky vs V Zagorovsky  0-1361949URS-ch sfE90 King's Indian
13. Taimanov vs V Zagorovsky  1-0431949URS-ch sfD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. V Zagorovsky vs Krogius  0-1391949URS-ch sfC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Levenfish vs V Zagorovsky 1-0581949URS-ch sfD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
16. V Zagorovsky vs Ufimtsev  0-1351949URS-ch sfC11 French
17. Geller vs V Zagorovsky  1-0571950URS-ch sfC58 Two Knights
18. V Zagorovsky vs Simagin  0-1271951MoscowB32 Sicilian
19. Petrosian vs V Zagorovsky 1-0461951MoscowE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. V Zagorovsky vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½3219512nd Soviet Team-ch finalB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
21. Furman vs V Zagorovsky  0-13119512nd Soviet Team-ch finalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. V Zagorovsky vs Simagin 1-0521952Ch MoscowB01 Scandinavian
23. Lilienthal vs V Zagorovsky  1-0401952RUSE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
24. Antoshin vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½411952Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
25. Flohr vs V Zagorovsky 0-1871952Ch MoscowE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 160  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-02-04  shr0pshire: The 4th Correspondence Chess World Champion!

XV 1996-02 Gert Timmerman Netherlands
XIV 1994-99 Tonu Oim Estonia
XIII 1989-98 Mikhail Umansky Russia
XII 1984-90 Grigory Sanakoev USSR
XI 1981-87 Fritz Baumbach East Germany
X 1978-84 Victor Palciauskas USA
IX 1977-83 Tonu Oim USSR (Estonia)
VIII 1975-80 Jorn Sloth Denmark
VII 1972-76 Jakov Estrin USSR
VI 1968-71 Horst Rittner East Germany
V 1965-68 Hans Berliner USA
IV 1962-65 Vladimir Zagorovsky USSR
III 1959-62 Alberic O'Kelly de Galway Belgium
II 1956-59 Viacheslav Ragozin USSR
I 1950-53 Cecil (C.J.S.) Purdy Australia

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  Benzol: Vladimir Pavlovich Zagorovsky
Born 29th June 1925 in Voronezh
Moscow Champion in 1952 he became CIM in 1964 and a CGM in 1966 after winning the title in 1965. In 1971 he was 2nd, 3rd= in 1975 and 2nd in 1980.
Jun-29-06  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Zagorovsky


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  brankat: Happy Birthday Vladimir!
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  whiteshark: died at the age of 69 on <Nov 6, 1994> R.I.P
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  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>

"Zagorovsky (1925-1994) was already a master when he took up postal play in the 1950s. He became 4th CC World Champion in the 60s and was also a FIFE IM. He continued to play at highest level up to his death, competing in five consecutive world championships finals with good placing in each. He also led the USSR team to Olympad success and played in numerous invitational GM tournaments with destinction."

Source: Tim Harding, "64 GREAT CHESS GAMES" - Masterpieces of Postal and Email Chess

Jun-29-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday
Jun-29-09  lentil: only 2 games from the 4th correspondence WC, in which Z was the winner?! The world begs for more games.
Jun-29-09  JohnBoy: This guy was one of the top correspondence players in the world for years - and he has precisely two notable games listed. One is an uneventful GM draw. This needs to be corrected.
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  wordfunph: he authored the Romantic Chess Openings..

rest in peace master Zagorovsky.

Oct-29-14  ljfyffe: Zagorovsky was a member of the Russian team thar won the 1962-1964 CC Olympiad IV.
Jun-29-18  WTHarvey: Here are 3 puzzles from Vladimir's games: Find the winning move.
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