Number of games in database: 90
Years covered: 1960 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2232
Highest rating achieved in database: 2595
Overall record: +33 -21 =36 (56.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
S P Tanin vs G Sanakoev, 1960 0-1
G Sanakoev vs G David, 1992 1-0
J Cordovil vs G Sanakoev, 1994 0-1
H Berliner vs G Sanakoev, 2001 1/2-1/2
J Sloth vs G Sanakoev, 1992 0-1
W Stern vs G Sanakoev, 1994 0-1
G Sanakoev vs O Ekebjaerg, 1994 1/2-1/2
G Nesis vs G Sanakoev, 1984 0-1
G Sanakoev vs K E Engel, 1978 1-0
J S Morgado vs G Sanakoev, 1978 1/2-1/2
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
10th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
6th Correspondence World Championship Final by crawfb5
1978 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
14th Correspondence Chess World Championship by crawfb5
14th Correspondence Chess World Championship by Sleeping kitten
1984-90 World correspondence chess championship by gauer
🏆 POR75/A (POR)
G Mueller vs G Sanakoev (Dec-01-12) 1-0, correspondence
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Last updated: 2021-10-11 10:37:10
(born Apr-17-1935, died Oct-08-2021, 86 years old) Russia
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Grigory Konstantinovich Sanakoev was born in Voronezh, USSR. Awarded the IMC title in 1971 and the GMC title in 1984, he became the 12th World Correspondence Champion in 1990.
Wikipedia article: Grigory Sanakoev
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 92
|1. S P Tanin vs G Sanakoev
||0-1||34||1960||URS-ch6 sf corr||C18 French, Winawer|
|2. A Baturin vs G Sanakoev
|| ||0-1||24||1960||cr-game||C18 French, Winawer|
|3. G Sanakoev vs V Terentiev
|| ||0-1||30||1961||corr||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|4. E Belokurov vs G Sanakoev
||1-0||20||1962||All-Russia Tt of Candidate Masters||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|5. G Sanakoev vs A Bannik
|| ||1-0||51||1963||URS-ch06 corr6364||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|6. G Sanakoev vs Y Shaposhnikov
|| ||1-0||27||1963||URS-ch06||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|7. G Sanakoev vs Simagin
|| ||½-½||34||1963||6th USSR CC Ch||B32 Sicilian|
|8. R Kauranen vs G Sanakoev
|| ||½-½||40||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|9. S Aarseth vs G Sanakoev
|| ||1-0||40||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||B83 Sicilian|
|10. H De Carbonnel vs G Sanakoev
|| ||½-½||18||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|11. E Thiele vs G Sanakoev
|| ||1-0||41||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)|
|12. G Sanakoev vs V Zagorovsky
|| ||½-½||52||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense|
|13. G Sanakoev vs D Stern
||0-1||48||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|14. G Sanakoev vs R Sevecek
||1-0||37||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense|
|15. G Sanakoev vs J Ljungdahl
|| ||1-0||40||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||B49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|16. G Sanakoev vs N Karker
|| ||½-½||34||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|17. G Sanakoev vs C Jansen
||1-0||21||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense|
|18. G Sanakoev vs J Hybl
|| ||½-½||35||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|19. H Rittner vs G Sanakoev
|| ||½-½||38||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||B83 Sicilian|
|20. S Nyman vs G Sanakoev
|| ||0-1||56||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||B32 Sicilian|
|21. J Kellner vs G Sanakoev
|| ||0-1||36||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||B20 Sicilian|
|22. Estrin vs G Sanakoev
||½-½||35||1968||6th Correspondence World Championship||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|23. G Sanakoev vs Tseshkovsky
|| ||½-½||39||1971||Voronezh||B06 Robatsch|
|24. G Sanakoev vs Mueller
|| ||1-0||35||1973||corr 1.EU tt||B27 Sicilian|
|25. G Sanakoev vs Desmond
|| ||1-0||23||1973||corr 1.EU tt||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 92
|Jun-20-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: Grigory Sanakoev |
|Mar-02-04|| ||shr0pshire: The 12th World Correspondence Chess Champion of the World!|
XV 1996-02 Gert Timmerman Netherlands
XIV 1994-99 Tonu Oim Estonia
XIII 1989-98 Mikhail Umansky Russia
XII 1984-90 Grigory Sanakoev USSR
XI 1981-87 Fritz Baumbach East Germany
X 1978-84 Victor Palciauskas USA
IX 1977-83 Tonu Oim USSR (Estonia)
VIII 1975-80 Jorn Sloth Denmark
VII 1972-76 Jakov Estrin USSR
VI 1968-71 Horst Rittner East Germany
V 1965-68 Hans Berliner USA
IV 1962-65 Vladimir Zagorovsky USSR
III 1959-62 Alberic O'Kelly de Galway Belgium
II 1956-59 Viacheslav Ragozin USSR
I 1950-53 Cecil (C.J.S.) Purdy Australia
|Apr-15-04|| ||Carnivore: I am reading his book 'World Champion at the third attempt'. Enjoyable so far. |
|Dec-16-04|| ||ruylopez900: Does anyone know if Sanakoev still plays the game competitvely or if he's retired from that aspect of the game? |
|Dec-19-04|| ||Benzol: Sanakoev was born 17th April 1935 in Voronezh. He became a CIM in 1971 and got the CGM title in 1984 when he finished 3rd in the WCC Championship. He eventually got the WCC title in 1990 at the third attempt hence the name of his book. |
|Aug-04-05|| ||Hesam7: <Carnivore> How was the book? Can you give your opinion? |
Anyone else who has read the book "Third Attempt"?
|Mar-18-09|| ||whiteshark: <Hesam7: <Anyone else who has read the book "Third Attempt"?>>
|Apr-17-09|| ||YoungEd: I have read the book too (used to own a copy, got lost in a move or something). Pretty good, though really intended for someone considerably better than marginal class B player me.|
|Apr-17-09|| ||WhiteRook48: happy birthday|
|Apr-17-09|| ||Alphastar: I believe he is the primary exponent of the Voronezh against Alekhine's Defence.|
|Apr-17-09|| ||whiteshark: Happy Birthday, Grigorij!!
How about a "Fourth Attempt"?
|Feb-12-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is the position in the game between Sanakoeyev and Shaposhnikov from the 6th USSR Correspondence Chess championship, played between 1963 and 1964, after Black played 21...♘c4|
click for larger view
White appears to be in trouble, with 3 pieces "en prise", plus the threat of 22...♘e5, attacking the White Queen. How does White stop the threat of 22...♘e5?. White found the brilliant 22.♘c6!!!, putting a fourth piece "en prise". Analysis shows that none of the 4 pieces can be taken. Black tried his original idea of 22...♘e5, but after 23.♘e5 ♗b7 24.♕g7+ ♔g7 25.♖f7+ ♔h8 26.♖h7+ ♔g8 27.♘g4 resigned, due to the threat of ♘h6+
|Apr-17-10|| ||wordfunph: <Carnivore: I am reading his book 'World Champion at the third attempt'. Enjoyable so far.>|
hmmm...title seems interesting but maybe it's all about CC by Sanakoev published by Gambit i guess.
|Apr-17-12|| ||whiteshark: http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/sa...|
|Jan-01-13|| ||DrNyet: I hadn't heard of Sanakoev (or didn't recall the name) but stumbled across the book (World Champion at the Third Attempt) and am reading it. I think he is one of the better instructional writers I've come across and highly recommend the book, both for the prose and analysis.|
It also contains what to me are interesting comments about Soviet life and chess, as well as the human side of his correspondence (and other chess) experiences and development.
|Jan-01-13|| ||DrNyet: If you Search Kibitzing on "sanakoev book" it finds at least one other recommendation and additional quotes from other forums or games.|
|May-26-15|| ||TheFocus: <You can permit yourself any liberty in the opening except the luxury of a passive position> - Grigory Sanakoev (World CC Champion).|
|Jul-26-15|| ||ljfyffe: Sanakooev placed 5th in the World Chess Championship VI Final (1968-1971)with 8 and a half pointsout if a possible 15;in the XII Final (1984-1991), he had 10 and a half out of a possible 14.|
|Apr-17-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, World Champion!!|
|Oct-11-21|| ||Stonehenge: He died on October 8th:
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