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Evgeny Zagorjansky
Number of games in database: 95
Years covered: 1935 to 1960

Overall record: +24 -50 =21 (36.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D30 D31 D37 D38
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E43 E59 E46
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 A40
 Old Indian (4) 
 King's Indian (4) 
    E70 E72 E60 E94
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D63 D69 D55 D50 D61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C97 C84 C86
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C97 C84 C86
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A27 A21 A20 A25
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C02
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B12 B11 B13 B18
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   E Zagorjansky vs V Mikenas, 1950 1-0

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(born Aug-17-1910, died Sep-25-1961, 51 years old) Russia

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Evgeny Alexandrovich Zagorjansky was born in Yerevan, Armenia. He frequently competed in the Moscow Championships.

He wrote: "The Story of Morphy, the life and fate of a chess genius" (Повесть о Морфи жизнь и судьба гения).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Zagorjansky vs Oleg L Chernikov  1-0411935Match Moscow-Leningrad (1 category)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. E Zagorjansky vs S Belavenets 0-1231936VTsSPS ChD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
3. S Orlov vs E Zagorjansky  0-1291936Ch Moscow (sf-A)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. E Zagorjansky vs S Kogan  0-1341936Ch Moscow (sf-A)D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
5. A Chistiakov vs E Zagorjansky  1-0181936Ch Moscow (sf-A)C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
6. P Izmailov vs E Zagorjansky  0-1451936All Union 1st Category tD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
7. Chekhover vs E Zagorjansky  1-0401936Trade Unions ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. Tolush vs E Zagorjansky  1-0411936Trade Unions ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
9. Kasparian vs E Zagorjansky  1-0471937Ch MoscowA03 Bird's Opening
10. S Belavenets vs E Zagorjansky  1-0341937Ch MoscowD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
11. E Zagorjansky vs Rekach  1-0531937Ch Moscow (sf-1)E46 Nimzo-Indian
12. E Zagorjansky vs V A Vasiliev  ½-½451938Trade UnionsE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
13. E Zagorjansky vs Kotov  1-0331938Trade UnionsE60 King's Indian Defense
14. P N Troitsky vs E Zagorjansky  1-0311938Trade UnionsD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. Chekhover vs E Zagorjansky  ½-½531938Trade UnionsC10 French
16. S Belavenets vs E Zagorjansky  1-0341938Moscow-chD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
17. E Zagorjansky vs Lilienthal  0-1601938Trade UnionsB03 Alekhine's Defense
18. E Zagorjansky vs Ragozin  0-1731938Trade UnionsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. E Zagorjansky vs L Shamaev  ½-½801938Trade UnionsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. E Zagorjansky vs I Mazel  1-0351938Trade UnionsD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Lisitsin vs E Zagorjansky  ½-½291938Trade UnionsD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
22. E Zagorjansky vs N Kopaev  0-1501938Trade UnionsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. M Kamyshov vs E Zagorjansky  1-0681938Trade UnionsD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
24. E Zagorjansky vs L Kaiev  0-1241939Trade UnionsE72 King's Indian
25. I Mazel vs E Zagorjansky  1-066194121st Moscow ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-11-13  PhilFeeley: They need the Tolush-Zagorjansky game cited by Spraggett today (10-4-2013):

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Tolush-Zagorjansky, Moscow 1936 (no pgn)

As Kevin says: "White to play and crush black."

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  perfidious: <PhilFeeley>: Game discovered and submitted.
Feb-05-16  tjipa: His book about Morphy is actually a quite good read, I wonder if it has been or will ever be translated into English.
May-07-16  wrap99: <tjipa> It is interesting that a book about an American player would be written in Russian -- can you describe the book?
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  TheFocus: I wish his Morphy book was translated to English.

Happy birthday, Evgeny Zagorjansky.

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  saffuna: He was a prince. His family lost everything in the Revolution. Bronstein writes that because of his background he was not permitted to go to college and sometimes had to work as a laborer.
Jun-26-19  BUNA: <saffuna: He was a prince. His family lost everything in the Revolution.> His nickname was prince. His family probably belonged to the nobility but even Lenin's family did.

If his family owned land he would have lost it because in 1918 all land was nationalized. All russian socialist parties, even those opposed to the bolscheviks, and 80% of the population were in favour of nationalisation. <Bronstein writes that because of his background he was not permitted to go to college and sometimes had to work as a laborer.> That's strange, because he became an engineer and later a playwright. As an engineer you'd actually need some sort of education.

During the Moscow (1925) tournament teenager Zagorjansky worked the demonstration boards.

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  saffuna: Bronstein said he was a prince, and could not get into a college. That's all I know.

Bronstein also praises his book on Morphy.

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  keypusher: <saffuna: Bronstein said he was a prince, and could not get into a college. That's all I know.>

No land wars in Asia, no going in against Sicilians when death is on the line (ask Giri), and no trusting Bronstein re anything except annotations. Even then, use an engine. Not because he's Bronstein, but because he's human.

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