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Volf Bergraser
Number of games in database: 108
Years covered: 1937 to 1982
Overall record: +31 -43 =34 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-04-1904, died Nov-13-1986, 82 years old) Romania (federation/nationality France)

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Volf Bergraser was awarded the IMC title in 1959. He was French champion in 1957 and 1966. He became a Correspondence Grandmaster at the age of 77.

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Last updated: 2021-04-04 08:19:40

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Reyss vs V Bergraser  0-1361937FRA-chA53 Old Indian
2. B N Rometti vs V Bergraser 1-0211938FRA-chB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. V Bergraser vs M Raizman  0-1481938FRA-chE17 Queen's Indian
4. V Bergraser vs A Matanovic  0-1451954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
5. O Kastel vs V Bergraser  0-1811954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
6. B Andersen vs V Bergraser  1-0351954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. V Bergraser vs I Aloni  0-1381954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. V Bergraser vs P Lindblom  ½-½251954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. P Vaitonis vs V Bergraser  ½-½271954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. L A Sanchez vs V Bergraser  ½-½511954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BB01 Scandinavian
11. V Bergraser vs P Panagopoulos  ½-½481954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE60 King's Indian Defense
12. F Scafarelli vs V Bergraser  1-0511954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
13. A Dunkelblum vs V Bergraser  ½-½181954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE07 Catalan, Closed
14. V Bergraser vs O Katajisto  0-1821954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. V Bergraser vs A Prameshuber  ½-½191954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. E Nievergelt vs V Bergraser  1-0271954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. L Schmid vs V Bergraser  0-1411955corrB01 Scandinavian
18. M Napolitano vs V Bergraser  0-15119562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
19. S Kjellander vs V Bergraser  1-02519562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
20. A Laustsen vs V Bergraser  0-14019562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
21. A Lundqvist vs V Bergraser  1-02919562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
22. F Batik vs V Bergraser  ½-½5319562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
23. V Bergraser vs V Borsony  ½-½2219562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. V Bergraser vs J Balogh  0-14419562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
25. V Bergraser vs L Schmid 0-14919562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
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  Benzol: Volf Bergraser
Born 4th January 1904 in Nona Sulita
Awarded CIM title in 1959 and CGM title in 1983
He was French champion in 1957 and 1966.
Dec-26-04  percyblakeney: Sounds like a name from a bad fantasy movie...
Jan-04-07  ardarel: I am very pleased to see that Dr. Volf Bergraser was chosen today: Jan/04/2007, as the player of the day. A full time rural medical doctor in his beloved country of adoption, he played mostly correspondence due to the lack of chess activity in the place he used to live. Ocasionally he attended live chess competitions, but it was quite seldom, due to his time taking professional activity. In spite of that, he managed to be twice french champion, and be present in several olympiads (in five of them both as player and capitain). He was a very good chess amateur,a truly nice person,a responsible family man, and cultivated individual with whom you could speak about almost everthing. He succeded to escape a concentration camp during WWII, to join the french army as a medical officer.After it was over, he was distinguished with a well deserved decoration. In his old age he continued to play competitive chess, but correspondence only ( at that time he was already living in Toulouse), getting his CGM title at the age of 77!. He was my father's youngest brother.
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  whiteshark: Volf Bergraser participated at the 2nd and 4th World Correspondence Championship Finals.

For cross-tables:

2nd WC 1956-1959:

4th WC: 1962-1965:

Jan-04-08  brankat: <ardarel> Thank You for letting us know more about Your late uncle.

A true gentleman and a scholar, chess enthusiast and a fine player.

Jan-04-08  ardarel: Again, I have the pleasure to see my beloved uncle as player of the day. Thank you <brankat> for your kind words about Volf.
Jan-04-08  AuDo: Bergraser as white: rgraser,Volf

Bergraser as black: rgraser,Volf

Jan-04-08  AuDo: Delete the -
Write together Be and rgraser,Volf
Jan-04-10  ardarel: I am happy to see that my uncle Volf Bergraser was again chosen as player of the day.

Thank you very much!

Jan-04-10  myschkin: . . .


(source: L'Echiquier de France, 1957)


".. Il était aimé et reconnu de tous pour sa modestie, son pragmatisme et le sérieux de son analyse. Il ne possédait pas de bibliothèque échiquéenne et ne faisait confiance qu'à son analyse personnelle. Il a développé considérablement la théorie de la défense scandinave qui était sa grande spécialité. .."

(source: Europe Echecs 337, 1987)

Jan-04-11  BIDMONFA: Volf Bergraser


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  Stonehenge: Player of the day again, what a surprise :)
Jan-07-11  ardarel: I am very pleased again for seen my late uncle as player of the day (Jan-04-11.
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  whiteshark: <Stonehenge: Player of the day again, what a surprise :)>

Emballez, c'est pesé !

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  Benzol: Participated in the 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1956)
Jan-04-13  ardarel: Again my uncle was named: player of the day.Thank you very much indeed!!
Jan-04-13  Kikoman: Rest In Peace CGM Volf Bergraser.
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  Nosnibor: According to my records Bergrasser shared the 1966 title with Rolland ,both scoring 7.5/11. I am not aware of a play-off.
Aug-10-17  Nerwal: <According to my records Bergrasser shared the 1966 title with Rolland ,both scoring 7.5/11. I am not aware of a play-off.>

Bergraser won on tie-break ( French national titles are not shared, 2012 being the exception due to the sad situation.

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