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Vladlen Zurakhov
Number of games in database: 177
Years covered: 1949 to 1968
Highest rating achieved in database: 2415

Overall record: +58 -34 =85 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C75 C73 C90 C76 C99
 Sicilian (18) 
    B64 B96 B65 B36 B75
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C90 C99 C97 C92 C95
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C18 C16 C12 C14
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B64 B65 B62 B60
 King's Indian (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B95 B67 B62 B56 B91
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B95 B91 B92 B96 B99
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B67 B62 B69
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E52 E42 E55 E29 E45
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 D01 D04 D02
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A21 A23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 1-0
   V Zurakhov vs Tolush, 1956 1-0
   V Zurakhov vs A Zamikhovsky, 1959 1-0
   Gufeld vs V Zurakhov, 1959 0-1
   Chukaev vs V Zurakhov, 1957 0-1
   V Zurakhov vs Korchnoi, 1956 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   RSFSR Championship (1954)
   Ukrainian Championship (1952)
   Ukrainian Championship (1959)
   USSR Championship (1956)
   Ukrainian Championship (1957)
   Tbilisi URS-ch sf (1956)

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(born May-19-1930, died 1991, 61 years old) Ukraine

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Vladlen Yakovlevich Zurakhov was Ukrainian champion in 1952. Awarded USSR Master of Sports title in 1954. Played in Ukraine championship 10 times starting in 1949, winning the title in 1952. Kiev champion in 1957 and 1959. Champion of the Voluntary Sports Society "Avangard", 1958. Chemical engineer.

Wikipedia article: Vladlen Zurakhov

Last updated: 2022-07-31 11:15:10

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 269  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Zurakhov vs V Skotorenko  1-0561949Ukrainian ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
2. V Zurakhov vs Y Polyak  1-0351952Ukrainian ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
3. V Zurakhov vs I Lipnitsky  0-1411952URS-ch sf MinskB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
4. V Zurakhov vs Y Kots  1-0461952Ukrainian ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. V Zurakhov vs Korchnoi 0-1401952URS-ch sf MinskA80 Dutch
6. R Levit vs V Zurakhov  0-1341954RSFSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
7. G Bastrikov vs V Zurakhov  1-0241954RSFSR ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
8. Lutikov vs V Zurakhov  0-1541954URS-ch sfB25 Sicilian, Closed
9. M Shakhov vs V Zurakhov  ½-½671954RSFSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
10. N Aratovsky vs V Zurakhov  0-1341954RSFSR ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
11. Polugaevsky vs V Zurakhov  ½-½431954RSFSR ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
12. N M Neiding vs V Zurakhov  0-1631954RSFSR ChampionshipA16 English
13. G Ilivitsky vs V Zurakhov  ½-½751954RSFSR ChampionshipE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
14. V Zurakhov vs Krogius  ½-½201954RSFSR ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
15. V Zurakhov vs Taimanov  ½-½321954URS-ch sfC70 Ruy Lopez
16. Spassky vs V Zurakhov 1-0301954URS-ch sfB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
17. V Zurakhov vs D Grechkin  0-1371954RSFSR ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
18. Shamkovich vs V Zurakhov  ½-½421954URS-ch sfA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. V Zurakhov vs Kholmov  ½-½521954URS-ch sfC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. V Zurakhov vs Ragozin 1-0781954URS-ch sfC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
21. V Zurakhov vs Shamkovich  1-0411954RSFSR ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
22. V Zurakhov vs A Zamikhovsky 1-0611954URS-ch sfD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
23. E Stoliar vs V Zurakhov  0-1361954RSFSR ChampionshipA15 English
24. V Zurakhov vs Y Shaposhnikov  ½-½261954RSFSR ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
25. A I Konstantinov vs V Zurakhov  0-1341954RSFSR ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-04-06  DCP23: The name Vladlen means VLADimir LENin.
Dec-13-15  zydeco: Who was this guy? He played in the finals of the Soviet Championship once and only once, finished very respectably in the middle of the pack, beating Tal, Tolush, and Simagin, and apparently was never heard from again. Does anybody know anything about him?
Jun-12-16  siggemannen: Yes, what happened with this guy?
Jul-25-17  Eagle41257: Vladlen Yakovlevich Zurakhov (1930 - 1991) - Soviet chess player, USSR master of sports since 1954. Chemical engineer. Since 1949, played in the championship of the Ukraine 10 times, in 1952 he won the title of champion, in 1961 he tied for 5-6th place. He successfully performed in the championships of the RSFSR, 1954 - 3rd, 1955 - 4th, 1956 - 5th-9th place. He played twice in the finals of the USSR championship: XXIII - 9th place; XXXV 64-68. In 1957 and 1959 he was the champion of Kiev. Champion of the Voluntary Sports Society "Avangard", 1958.
Jan-02-22  Zugzwangovich: He won two and drew two without a loss against the Wizard of Riga, admittedly before Tal was Tal.

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