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Veniamin Sozin
  
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1923 to 1939

Overall record: +25 -20 =10 (54.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B88 B29 B80
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C68 C83 C77 C80 C74
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A46 D05 A45
 Tarrasch Defense (4) 
    D33 D32 D34
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Sozin vs Nekrasov, 1931 1-0
   Botvinnik vs V Sozin, 1929 1/2-1/2
   Nenarokov vs V Sozin, 1925 0-1
   Ragozin vs V Sozin, 1937 0-1
   A S Sergeev vs V Sozin, 1924 0-1
   Bogoljubov vs V Sozin, 1924 1/2-1/2
   V Sozin vs Botvinnik, 1931 1-0
   S K Rozental vs V Sozin, 1924 0-1
   Karelin vs V Sozin, 1939 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1925)
   USSR Championship (1924)
   USSR Championship (1931)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1924 by Phony Benoni
   USSR Championship 1925 by Phony Benoni


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VENIAMIN SOZIN
(born 1896, died 1956, 60 years old) Russia

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Veniamin Innokentevich Sozin was born in 1896 in Russia. He specialized in openings and around 1930 advocated a variation of the Sicilian (B20) Defence first analyzed by Paul Saladin Leonhardt before the First World War and later made popular by Robert James Fischer in the 1950's and 60's.

Wikipedia article: Veniamin Sozin


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Szebarszin vs V Sozin  0-1261923Demonstration tournamentE61 King's Indian
2. V Sozin vs B Koyalovich  1-0261923Demonstration tournamentC13 French
3. A S Sergeev vs V Sozin 0-1171924USSR ChampionshipA20 English
4. V Sozin vs S Von Freymann 1-0271924USSR ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
5. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs V Sozin  ½-½451924USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
6. V Sozin vs A Rabinovich  1-0341924USSR ChampionshipC46 Three Knights
7. A Selezniev vs V Sozin  ½-½401924USSR ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. Bogoljubov vs V Sozin ½-½621924USSR ChampionshipC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. S K Rozental vs V Sozin  0-1581924USSR ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. V Sozin vs P Romanovsky 1-0461924USSR ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
11. Levenfish vs V Sozin  1-0581924USSR ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. N Grigoriev vs V Sozin  1-0571924USSR ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
13. B Verlinsky vs V Sozin  1-0251925USSR ChampionshipD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. Nenarokov vs V Sozin 0-1301925USSR ChampionshipC33 King's Gambit Accepted
15. N Grigoriev vs V Sozin 1-0501925USSR ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
16. A Kaspersky vs V Sozin  0-1321925USSR ChampionshipD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. V Sozin vs A Kubbel  ½-½371925USSR ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. V Sozin vs P Romanovsky 0-1251925USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
19. V Sozin vs Y Vilner  1-0411925USSR ChampionshipE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
20. V Sozin vs N Kutuzov  1-0501925USSR ChampionshipE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
21. V Sozin vs Zek  1-0261928Ch Trade UnionB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
22. I Golubev vs V Sozin  0-1271928Ch Trade UnionA09 Reti Opening
23. P Romanovsky vs V Sozin  0-1371928Ch Trade UnionC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. V Sozin vs A Perfiliev  1-0421928Ch Trade UnionB01 Scandinavian
25. A S Bernshteyn vs V Sozin  0-1261929USSR ChampionshipC33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-21-05  lopium: Is it the one who invent the Fischer-Sozin Attack ? With Fischer? Or someone know more about him?
Jan-26-05  Alaric: I think it was Sozin who created it, and Fischer who made it popular!
Oct-17-06  piroflip: amusing though, that a game played
twelve years before Bobby was born
has an opening named after him.
Jun-04-07  timhortons: id go over the games and there was no game ever won by sozin on sicilian sozin attack....fischer did polish it....castling on queenside and his sac on castled black h file...his notable games was played as black piece player...seems he was not successfull with the attack attributed to him
Aug-11-09  WhiteRook48: the other inventor of the Fischer Attack
Aug-23-09
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  whiteshark: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weniam... (in German)

Picture taken during 4th Soviet Championship in 1925: http://www.mark-weeks.com/cfaa/cfa-... (Sozin is in the back row, 2nd to left (Source: http://chessforallages.blogspot.com...

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