Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Vladimir Zagorovsky
V Zagorovsky 
Wikimedia Commons  
Number of games in database: 183
Years covered: 1946 to 1991

Overall record: +75 -41 =67 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C95 C82 C64 C89 C96
 Sicilian (27) 
    B96 B32 B69 B65 B67
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (16) 
    C95 C89 C96 C84 C91
 French Defense (9) 
    C18 C02 C15 C11 C09
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (8) 
    B67 B69 B65 B62 B60
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B96 B92 B93
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C70 C91 C77 C95 C83
 King's Indian (14) 
    E60 E73 E80 E62 E84
 Sicilian (12) 
    B99 B89 B93 B88 B87
 French Defense (10) 
    C16 C09 C03 C18 C02
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C91 C95 C99 C94 C90
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D86 D92 D79 D80 D99
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Zagorovsky vs A Bannik, 1955 1-0
   V Zagorovsky vs Lipnitsky, 1952 1-0
   Z Necesany vs V Zagorovsky, 1972 0-1
   Bronstein vs V Zagorovsky, 1947 1/2-1/2
   E Thiele vs V Zagorovsky, 1968 0-1
   V Zagorovsky vs A Sandor Siklos, 1975 1-0
   Estrin vs V Zagorovsky, 1975 1/2-1/2
   V Zagorovsky vs P Dubinin, 1962 1-0
   V Zagorovsky vs Estrin, 1968 1/2-1/2
   J Ljungdahl vs V Zagorovsky, 1968 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   RSFSR Championship (1958)

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

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Vladimir Zagorovsky
Search Google for Vladimir Zagorovsky

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

[what is this?]
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 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Koblents vs V Zagorovsky 1-0101946VilniusC34 King's Gambit Accepted
2. K Klaman vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½581947URS-ch sfA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
3. Chekhover vs V Zagorovsky  1-0501947URS-ch sfA24 English, Bremen System with ...g6
4. V Zagorovsky vs V Kirillov  1-0371947USSR ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. V Zagorovsky vs A Vasiljev  1-0321947URS-ch sfC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
6. Bronstein vs V Zagorovsky ½-½241947URS-ch sfC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. V Zagorovsky vs Taimanov  0-1381947URS-ch sfC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. V Zagorovsky vs V Mikenas  1-0521947URS-ch sfB03 Alekhine's Defense
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. V Lyublinsky vs V Zagorovsky  1-03519499th Ch RSFSRC18 French, Winawer
12. D Grechkin vs V Zagorovsky  1-03019499th Ch RSFSRC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. Koblents vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½281949URS-ch sfC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. A Zamikhovsky vs V Zagorovsky  0-1361949URS-ch sfE90 King's Indian
15. Levenfish vs V Zagorovsky 1-0581949URS-ch sfD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
16. Taimanov vs V Zagorovsky  1-0431949URS-ch sfD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. V Zagorovsky vs Ufimtsev  0-1351949URS-ch sfC11 French
18. V Zagorovsky vs Krogius  0-1391949URS-ch sfC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Geller vs V Zagorovsky 1-0571950URS-ch sfC58 Two Knights
20. Kan vs V Zagorovsky  0-1401950RSFSR ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. V Zagorovsky vs R Nezhmetdinov  ½-½101950RSFSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Petrosian vs V Zagorovsky 1-0461951MoscowE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. V Zagorovsky vs Simagin 0-1271951MoscowB32 Sicilian
24. Furman vs V Zagorovsky  0-1311951URS-chTD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Furman vs V Zagorovsky  0-13119512nd Soviet Team-ch finalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Zagorovsky wins | Zagorovsky loses  

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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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


Jun-29-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Vladimir!
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: † died at the age of 69 on <Nov 6, 1994> R.I.P
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Sep-05-11  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are 3 puzzles from Vladimir's games: Find the winning move.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC