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Alexander Roshal
A Roshal 
Photo © 2002  
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1962 to 1968
Overall record: +14 -9 =4 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-26-1936, died May-21-2007, 70 years old) Russia

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Alexander Borisovich Roshal was born on August 26, 1936. He was a merited chess trainer of the Soviet Union when in 1968 he switched to journalism and, together with Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian he founded the chess magazine "64", the most influential chess magazine in the USSR.

Vera Tsvetkova wrote: "For many, Roshal embodies chess journalism, acting as the public voice of chess for the greater masses. This energetic and sociable person completely belies his age--he is active, sharp-witted, and talkative--one could listen to him for hours, like a nightingale".

Monologues of a Chess Guru, by Vera Tsvetkova, 2006.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Roshal vs V Karasev  1-0281962Leningrad-MoscowA07 King's Indian Attack
2. V Karasev vs A Roshal  1-0231962Leningrad-MoscowE70 King's Indian
3. A Roshal vs Sosonko  0-1401964URSA07 King's Indian Attack
4. A Kuznetsov vs A Roshal 0-1411964USSRB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. Y Gusev vs A Roshal  1-0391964Moscow mA05 Reti Opening
6. Y Gusev vs A Roshal  0-1561964Moscow mA48 King's Indian
7. Y Gusev vs A Roshal  0-1451964Moscow mE83 King's Indian, Samisch
8. A Volovich vs A Roshal  1-0431964Burevestnik CC-chA48 King's Indian
9. V Liberzon vs A Roshal  0-1531964Burevestnik CC-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
10. A Roshal vs I Vatnikov  ½-½411964URSA07 King's Indian Attack
11. A Roshal vs Y Gusev  ½-½491964Moscow mA07 King's Indian Attack
12. A Roshal vs Y Gusev  1-0621964Moscow mC70 Ruy Lopez
13. A Roshal vs I Vatnikov  0-1421964Burevestnik CC-chC77 Ruy Lopez
14. A Roshal vs E Stoliar  0-1341964Burevestnik CC-chA07 King's Indian Attack
15. A Roshal vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½431964Burevestnik CC-chA04 Reti Opening
16. A Roshal vs G Fridstein  0-1411965Burevestnik-ch sfA04 Reti Opening
17. A Roshal vs G Ravinsky  ½-½551965Burevestnik-ch sfA06 Reti Opening
18. A Roshal vs A Volovich  1-0271965Burevestnik-ch sfA07 King's Indian Attack
19. I Kanko vs A Roshal  0-1401966MGU FinlandA02 Bird's Opening
20. E Gik vs A Roshal  1-0631966MoscowE91 King's Indian
21. M Beilin vs A Roshal  0-1221966MoscowB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
22. A Roshal vs Razuvaev 1-0301966MoscowC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
23. G A Ageichenko vs A Roshal  1-0471966MoscowE70 King's Indian
24. A Roshal vs V Lepeshkin  1-0451966MoscowA07 King's Indian Attack
25. A Roshal vs A Khenkin  1-0181966MoscowA06 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-04-06  Caissanist: Alexander Roshal is a longtime Russian (he would probably say "Soviet") chess journalist. Chesscafe has a bizarre and fascinating interview with Roshal here: Many thanks to <keypusher>, who first posted the link on the Reshevsky forum.
May-22-07  Resignation Trap: Roshal just died yesterday at age 71.


May-23-07  stanleys: Many things could be said about him(unfortunately not only positive),but in such moments it's useless

RIP Mr Roshal

May-25-07  BIDMONFA: Alexander Borisovich Roshal

ROSHAL, Alexander B.

Aug-26-10  wordfunph: Interesting is the interview with the 69-year-old Alexander Roshal who is the long-standing editor of "64". In the course of his 40 years as a journalist, he has witnessed the rising of many Russian talents (and future world champions). Once, he played a blitz game with a very young Anatoly Karpov. Karpov won and Roshal went on to explain the spectators exactly why he had lost. They played the next game, the same result, and again Roshal indulged in lengthy didactic explanations for his defeat. And so it went on and on, until Karpov shyly said, "Maybe it's just because I'm better than you."
Aug-27-10  wordfunph: "I have often written that Karpov is like an iceberg. Well, Kasparov was the Titanic."

- Alexander Borisovich Roshal

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