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Arthur Kogan
A Kogan 
Photograph 2007 by Mikel Larreategi via Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 432
Years covered: 1989 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2501 (2474 rapid, 2545 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2591

Overall record: +178 -108 =124 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 22 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B90 B30 B50 B42 B20
 French Defense (21) 
    C02 C11 C07 C16 C03
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A46 D02 A40 D00 A45
 Giuoco Piano (10) 
    C50 C54 C53
 King's Indian Attack (9) 
 English (9) 
    A10 A15 A16 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B30 B47 B43 B60 B32
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    A46 E00 A45 E10 D02
 Sicilian Taimanov (15) 
    B47 B48 B45 B46
 Slav (14) 
    D10 D16 D12 D15 D11
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A56 A57 A58 A59 A70
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E40 E32 E33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kogan vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2002 1-0
   Kogan vs N Templier, 2005 1-0
   Kogan vs J Amil Serantes, 2005 1-0
   Kogan vs P Dias, 1997 1-0
   Kogan vs Z Gyimesi, 1996 1-0
   Oral vs Kogan, 1997 1/2-1/2
   Kogan vs J Stocek, 1997 1-0
   Kogan vs A Shneider, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Kogan vs V Popov, 2006 1-0
   Kogan vs Z Gyimesi, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lisbon Open (2001)
   Nordic Championship (2001)
   Wuerzburg Open (1996)
   Andorra Open (2017)
   Lost Boys Open (1998)
   Wichern Open (1995)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Aeroflot Open (2002)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2002)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   European Championship (2015)

   🏆 TCh-CAT Gp2
   A Kogan vs F Peralta (Feb-15-20) 1/2-1/2
   A Kogan vs M Kanep (Nov-26-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A Kogan vs A Lisenko (Nov-26-17) 1-0, rapid
   T Siemer vs A Kogan (Nov-26-17) 0-1, rapid
   K Kiik vs A Kogan (Nov-25-17) 0-1, rapid

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(born Jan-29-1974, 49 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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Arthur Mikhailovich Kogan immigrated from Ukraine to Israel when he was two years old and spent more than 20 years in Israel. He currently resides in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1998. Married Tatjana Georgieva Plachkinova in 2003.

Wikipedia article: Artur Kogan

Website mostly focused on his role as a trainer:

Last updated: 2020-12-11 12:29:26

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 493  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Kogan vs E Magerramov  0-1431989Spring opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. L Galego vs A Kogan  1-0621989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC53 Giuoco Piano
3. A Kogan vs P M Giulian  1-0351989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC05 French, Tarrasch
4. D Pergericht vs A Kogan  0-1571989EUR-chT (Men) 9thE00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. F Garcia Albarracin vs A Kogan  ½-½301989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. R Djurhuus vs A Kogan  ½-½281989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. C Perdikis vs A Kogan  0-1391989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. M Stroe vs A Kogan  ½-½1131990Oakham YMC45 Scotch Game
9. Svidler vs A Kogan 1-0401990OakhamC47 Four Knights
10. A Kogan vs D Norwood 0-1391990Oakham YMB06 Robatsch
11. C Iosif vs A Kogan  1-0621990Oakham YMC53 Giuoco Piano
12. A Kogan vs A A Webster  1-0381990World Youth Championship (U-18)B06 Robatsch
13. A Kogan vs N Bathie  1-0501990World Youth Championship (U-18)C50 Giuoco Piano
14. A Kogan vs A Payen  1-0371990World Youth Championship (U-18)B32 Sicilian
15. P H Nielsen vs A Kogan  1-0401990World Youth Championship (U-18)E15 Queen's Indian
16. A Kogan vs L Y Hsu  ½-½441990World Youth Championship (U-18)B01 Scandinavian
17. I Gurevich vs A Kogan  1-0261990World Youth Championship (U-18)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. D Popescu vs A Kogan  1-0421990World Youth Championship (U-18)C45 Scotch Game
19. G Vescovi vs A Kogan  0-1231990World Youth Championship (U-18)C60 Ruy Lopez
20. A Kogan vs J Mansoor  1-0161990World Youth Championship (U-18)C07 French, Tarrasch
21. T Koch vs A Kogan  1-0401990World Youth Championship (U-18)E15 Queen's Indian
22. A Kogan vs R Barcenilla  ½-½311990World Youth Championship (U-18)C50 Giuoco Piano
23. A Kogan vs Van der Sterren  0-1411991Biel MTO opC53 Giuoco Piano
24. D Borner vs A Kogan  0-1391991It (open), BielC30 King's Gambit Declined
25. A Kogan vs G Flear  1-0451991Biel MTO opC50 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 493  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-29-06  BIDMONFA: Artur Kogan

KOGAN, Artur

Mar-08-06  SickedChess: He is better know for his boxing skills can ask Milov and Moskalenko to know why :)
Nov-06-08  dx9293: This is the guy who is behind the (new?) Olalachess Academy I think.
Oct-03-09  Edwin M: Yes. This is the guy behind the Olalachess academy/method. I recently attended a traing session by him at the Max Euwe-Centrum in Amsterdam. Interesting stuff. He is in the process of writing a book about his method in cooperation with Quality Chess. You should keep an eye out for it.
Nov-17-09  kooley782: Josh Waitzkin has an annotated game between him and Kogan on Chessmaster in his "Psychology of Competition" course. He describes Kogan as an interesting chess player who loves madness and craziness in chess. I can tell it. That game was really bizarre and wild. Fun chess like that seems to attract me more than dull, defensive chess.
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He won today a rapid event in Cambrils (Spain):

Mar-09-12  wordfunph: "Yes, there are at least 100 different lines."

- GM Artur Kogan (when GM Bogdan Lalic told him about writing a book about the 4.Qc2 Nimzo, while shaking his head)

Source: Classical Nimzo-Indian by Bogdan Lalic


Feb-16-13  whiteshark: <kooley782: <...That game was really bizarre and wild.>> Here you are! A Kogan vs Waitzkin, 1997
Jun-12-13  dx9293: Training Nakamura at Tal this temporary or long-term?
Oct-14-14  Lovuschka: The gentlemen at DE-Wikipedia would like to know if Artur Kogan is the son of Boris Markovich Kogan - can anyone help?

Действительно ли Артур Коган сын Борис Коган (Boris Markovich Kogan)?

Oct-14-14  TheFocus: Boris Kogan's son was Michael. I believe he have up chess to become a doctor.

Was not a GM.

You can search further by contacting the Georgia Chess Federation..

Oct-14-14  TheFocus: "gave up chess'

Stupid spill chick.

Oct-14-14  eyalbd: Very nice attack by Kogan:
A Kogan vs McShane, 2010
Jan-29-15  alfiepa: I am very Happy :-)

My great friend Art Kogan player of day !!!!

Un abrazo fuerte amigo e a presto a Taragona
Alf & Mary

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  OhioChessFan: <alfie> Can you provide a little more information about him? I'll update the bio.
Jan-29-15  alfiepa: The game Kogan - McSHane is commented By Arthur in the blog
There are also photos of GM Kogan
Arthur Kogan Is the Coach of the National chess Team of Italia
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  OhioChessFan: interview:

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  OhioChessFan: He appears to prefer the spelling of his first name as "Arthur", and is listed that way on his FIDE card.

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