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Boris M Kogan
Number of games in database: 185
Years covered: 1963 to 1987
Last FIDE rating: 2235
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +48 -60 =76 (46.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A46 A40 E00 D02 A41
 King's Indian (9) 
    E62 E80 E83 E67 E81
 Reti System (8) 
    A04 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A31 A34 A37 A35 A36
 English (5) 
    A10 A16 A15 A13
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D71 D78 D91 D85 D82
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B67 B40 B81 B63 B28
 French Defense (11) 
    C07 C03 C16 C19 C15
 Slav (9) 
    D15 D11 D10
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C75 C71 C73 C72 C77
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C07 C03
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D43 D45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   de Firmian vs B M Kogan, 1986 0-1
   K Spraggett vs B M Kogan, 1984 0-1
   B M Kogan vs Alburt, 1984 1-0
   B M Kogan vs Yusupov, 1981 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Azmiddin Khodzhaev Memorial (1977)
   Ukrainian Championship (1963)
   Ukrainian Championship (1966)
   United States Championship (1984)
   United States Championship (1987)
   USA-ch / Zonal (1986)
   Ukrainian Championship (1964)
   Lone Pine Open (1981)
   Reykjavik Open (1986)

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(born Feb-08-1940, died Dec-25-1993, 53 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Boris Markovich Kogan became Soviet Junior Champion in 1956 and 1957 and moved to the USA in 1981 - in the same year he was awarded the International Master title. He won the Championship of Georgia, USA 9 times and seven times in a row (1980 to 1986, 1988 and 1992). IM Kogan died of colon cancer.

Wikipedia article: Boris Kogan

Last updated: 2022-09-07 15:41:58

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B M Kogan vs V Tokarev  1-0401963Ukrainian ChampionshipE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
2. V Shiyanovsky vs B M Kogan  0-1601963Ukrainian ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
3. B M Kogan vs A Bukhover  1-0411963Ukrainian ChampionshipD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. N Levin vs B M Kogan  0-1551963Ukrainian ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. B M Kogan vs Y Kots  0-1301963Ukrainian ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
6. B M Kogan vs Gufeld  ½-½251963Ukrainian ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
7. E Lazarev vs B M Kogan  0-1291963Ukrainian ChampionshipD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. B M Kogan vs B Ivanenko  1-0571963Ukrainian ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. J Rotstein vs B M Kogan  ½-½541963Ukrainian ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
10. B M Kogan vs V Berezhnoi  ½-½411963Ukrainian ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
11. Tukmakov vs B M Kogan  ½-½411963Ukrainian ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
12. B M Kogan vs Y Sakharov  0-1281963Ukrainian ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
13. I Platonov vs B M Kogan 1-0661963Ukrainian ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. B M Kogan vs A Kostiuchenko  ½-½741963Ukrainian ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
15. A Zamikhovsky vs B M Kogan  ½-½661963Ukrainian ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
16. B M Kogan vs R Romanovsky  0-1491963Ukrainian ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
17. Y Nikolaevsky vs B M Kogan  ½-½371963Ukrainian ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. B M Kogan vs A Kostiuchenko  ½-½681964Ukrainian ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
19. V Shiyanovsky vs B M Kogan  ½-½391964Ukrainian ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
20. B M Kogan vs V Berezhnoi  0-1591964Ukrainian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. N Levin vs B M Kogan  ½-½741964Ukrainian ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
22. B M Kogan vs E Lazarev  0-1391964Ukrainian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. R Pelts vs B M Kogan  ½-½531964Ukrainian ChampionshipE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
24. B M Kogan vs N Zilberman  ½-½531964Ukrainian ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
25. A Bannik vs B M Kogan  1-0311964Ukrainian ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-27-06  Caissanist: These games are from at least two different Boris Kogans. Boris M. Kogan (1940-1993) was an IM, a well known chess teacher, and 8 times champion of the U.S. state of Georgia.
Aug-20-09  TheFocus: Nice to see Boris Kogan represented here. A class act as a man and a player. I remember playing in a Reserve section in Georgia once. He was strolling around the hall and stopped to look at my game. I was a Pawn up in a tricky King and Pawn ending. My opponent asked for a draw and got mad when I refused. After finding the solution, I chalked up the win. One of the kibitzers said, "I never saw that coming." Kogan said, smiling, "I did." He then gave me a thumbs up and went back to win his game. When Kogan entered a tournament, you knew he was probably going to win it. He was nicknamed "King of the South." He was a great teacher and player. Too bad more of his games are not available here.
May-14-10  MKalafatas: A couple of years ago I posted a four-part video on YouTube, reminiscing about IM Boris Kogan. You can see it here:

Dec-20-13  BIDMONFA: Boris Markovich Kogan

KOGAN, Boris M.

Mar-21-14  Retireborn: Can anybody help me sort out the Boris Kogans?

Chessbase has "Boris Kogan" as an Israeli guy and has a photo of him from 1996; "Boris M Kogan" has a US flag but no photo. Somewhat irritatingly they were apparently both born in 1940. Chessbase is not aware of either of them having died.

The Wiki page for Boris Kogan states that he played in three US championships. On the other hand Chessbase Big Database 2002 has a Boris Kogan playing in the 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987 US championships.

Does anybody know for sure which Kogan played in which US championships, and if the other one is the Israeli or a third Kogan?

Nov-04-15  TheFocus: <Boris Markovich Kogan> was the IM from Georgia U.S.A. Fantastic player and coach.

<Boris Kogan> is Israeli.

Nov-04-15  Retireborn: <The Focus> Many thanks for that. After reviewing the Kogan games/references in my database I've been able to assign nearly all of them either to Boris M or to Artur Kogan, a somewhat younger Israeli.

The only exception is a text reference to Kogan-Vzdvizhkov, USSR 1989. This may or may not be the now-Israeli Boris Kogan, but I'm not going to worry about it!

Feb-08-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, IM Boris Kogan: "King of the South."
Nov-23-18  vanwely: Enjoyed the videos, Mr. Kalafatas.
Nov-22-22  Ninas Husband: Ko-GANNNN!!!!!! :)

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