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Abram Khasin
Number of games in database: 215
Years covered: 1949 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2318
Highest rating achieved in database: 2390

Overall record: +56 -71 =88 (46.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B88 B89 B33 B84 B90
 King's Indian (16) 
    E75 E74 E63 E61 E93
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C85 C96 C91 C87 C92
 English (10) 
    A14 A15 A13 A17 A10
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E41 E45 E27 E50 E29
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C85 C96 C92 C97 C91
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (18) 
    C18 C02 C05 C19 C09
 Sicilian (17) 
    B45 B43 B66 B27 B70
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E54 E59 E30 E21 E34
 French Winawer (8) 
    C18 C19 C15
 English (7) 
    A13 A15 A14 A19
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C75 C82 C81 C77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Khasin vs Lilienthal, 1955 1-0
   Anikaev vs A Khasin, 1990 0-1
   Korchnoi vs A Khasin, 1956 1/2-1/2
   A Khasin vs Averbakh, 1961 1-0
   A Khasin vs V Tarasov, 1961 1-0
   A Khasin vs Bronstein, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Suetin vs A Khasin, 1965 1/2-1/2
   E Arnlind vs A Khasin, 1975 1/2-1/2
   A Khasin vs Aronin, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Geller vs A Khasin, 1961 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1963/64 (1963)
   USSR Championship 1961b (1961)
   USSR Championship (1965)
   USSR Championship (1956)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)
   USSR Championship (1957)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   8th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
   1975-80 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
   Hastings 1963/64 by suenteus po 147

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(born Feb-15-1923, 98 years old) Russia

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Abram Iosifovich Khasin was born in 1923 in Zaporozhe, USSR (now Ukraine). He was awarded the IM title in 1964 and the GMC title in 1972. Currently the world's oldest master on the active list, having competed in the 2011 Ruhr Area Regional tournament.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 215  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alatortsev vs A Khasin  1-0381949URS-ch sfD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. A Khasin vs Alatortsev  ½-½291949URS-ch sfB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. A Khasin vs Alatortsev  0-1431952URS-ch sfA15 English
4. Bronstein vs A Khasin  1-0651953Moscow-chC15 French, Winawer
5. Polugaevsky vs A Khasin  0-1301954URS-ch sfE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
6. A Khasin vs B T Vladimirov  ½-½341954URS-ch sfA43 Old Benoni
7. A Khasin vs Boleslavsky  ½-½281954URS-ch sfE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
8. A Khasin vs Spassky  ½-½741954Leningrad masterE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
9. Chekhover vs A Khasin  0-1351954Leningrad masterC00 French Defense
10. Simagin vs A Khasin  0-1421955Moscow-chE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
11. A Khasin vs Simagin  ½-½381955URS-ch sfA14 English
12. A Khasin vs Suetin  1-0591955URS-ch23 sfE60 King's Indian Defense
13. A Khasin vs Ragozin  1-0471955Moscow-chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
14. A Khasin vs Flohr ½-½691955Moscow-chA22 English
15. A Khasin vs Vasiukov  ½-½341955Moscow-chC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
16. V Mikenas vs A Khasin  1-0411955Ch URS 1/2 finalA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
17. Antoshin vs A Khasin  ½-½181955Moscow-chC56 Two Knights
18. A Khasin vs Lilienthal 1-0121955MoscowC45 Scotch Game
19. I Livshin vs A Khasin 1-0431956Moscow-chC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. A Khasin vs Spassky  ½-½181956URS-ch sfB33 Sicilian
21. Novotelnov vs A Khasin  1-0811956URS-ch sfA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
22. K Klaman vs A Khasin  0-1721956URS-ch sfD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
23. Petrosian vs A Khasin 0-1391956MoscowC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
24. V Osnos vs A Khasin  ½-½181956URS-ch sfE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
25. Simagin vs A Khasin  1-0381956Moscow-chA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 215  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-25-05  Resignation Trap: Abram Iosifovich Khasin was born February 15, 1923 in Zaporozhe, Ukraine.

He lived most of his life in Moscow after World War II, in which he lost both legs fighting in the Battle of Stalingrad.

Khasin played in five USSR Championship finals from 1956 to 1965.

FIDE awarded him the title of International Master in 1964 and later the title of Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess in 1973.

A variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defense bears his name: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.a3 Bxc3 9.bxc3 <Qc7>.

He is the father of Anna Dergatschova Daus .

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  whiteshark: Happy birthday, GM Khasin!

"A veteran of the old Soviet school, Abram Khasin (born in the Ukraine in 1923) is a FIDE IM and ICCF GM (since 1972). After being seriously wounded at the battle of Stalingrad, Khasin worked as a chess coach to many leading players. He won several GM-level CC tournaments."

Source: Timothy David Harding in his book "64 GREAT CHESS GAMES" - Masterpieces of Postal and Email Chess

Here his daughter reported about his trip to Wijk aan Zee in 2004. A picture therefrom:

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Last week 87 year old Abram won the <3rd Willi Knebel Memorial> for Seniors with 8.5/9 points. Congratulations to the new <Ruhr district> champion!

Source with picture:

Feb-20-12  stanleys: Very interesting article by Abram Khasin about his life (in Russian) on

Nov-10-14  ljfyffe: Won the Finnish-organized correspondence tournament of 1981-84.
Nov-24-14  ljfyffe: Khasin was a member of the Soviet team that won the CC Olympiad VI Final (1968-1972); that won VII (1972-1976); that won VIII (1977-1982); and that came 3rd in IX (1982-1987)Final.
Nov-05-15  ljfyffe: Khasin placed 6th(7/14)in the Final of XI World Correspondence Chess Championship (1983-89)
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  Honza Cervenka: This win of Khasin over Petrosian seems to be missing in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1956.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Petrosian, Tigran V."]
[Black "Khasin, Abram"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C81"]
[PlyCount "78"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Qe2 Nc5 10. Rd1 Be7 11. Bxd5 Bxd5 12. Nc3 Bc4 13. Rxd8+ Rxd8 14. Qe3 b4 15. b3 Be6 16. Bb2 bxc3 17. Bxc3 O-O 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Nb7 20. h3 Rd7 21. Bc3 Rfd8 22. Qe2 Nc5 23. a4 Bd5 24. Rf1 Ne4 25. Be1 Bb7 26. Kh2 Nd2 27. Rh1 f6 28. Qg4 fxe5 29. Qe6+ Kf8 30. f3 Rd6 31. Qf5+ Rf6 32. Qxh7 e4 33. f4 Rxf4 34. Bg3 Nf1+ 35. Rxf1 Rxf1 36. Be5 Rf6 37. Bxf6 Bxf6 38. Qh8+ Ke7 39. Qh5 Rd5 0-1

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