Gavriil Veresov

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Gavriil Veresov
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Full name Gavriil Nikolayevich Veresov
Country Soviet Union
Born(1912-07-28)July 28, 1912
Minsk, Belarus
Died(1979-11-12)November 12, 1979
Minsk, Belarus
Title International Master

Gavriil Nikolayevich Veresov (Belarusian : Гаўрыла Мікалаевіч Верасаў, Russian : Гавриил Николаевич Вересов; 28 July 1912 – 12 November 1979) was a Soviet chess player. He was awarded the title of International Master (IM) in 1950. [1]

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Russian language East Slavic language

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Soviet Union 1922–1991 country in Europe and Asia

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Other major urban centres were Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Alma-Ata, and Novosibirsk. It spanned over 10,000 kilometres east to west across 11 time zones, and over 7,200 kilometres north to south. It had five climate zones: tundra, taiga, steppes, desert and mountains.


Veresov was a five-time winner of the Belarusian Chess Championship (1936, 1939, 1941, 1958, 1963). Veresov came to the forefront of Soviet chess during the Second World War, but never gained much attention. He is mostly recognised today for the opening that bears his name – The Veresov Opening. Veresov was born and died in Minsk. [1]

The 65th Belarusian Chess Championship (65th) was held 18–28 February 1999. GM Viacheslav Dydyshko won the 12-player, single round-robin tournament, earning his tenth championship in 26 attempts.

World War II 1939–1945 global war

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Minsk Capital city in Belarus

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The Veresov Opening

The Veresov Opening (also known as the Richter-Veresov Attack after International Master Kurt Richter) begins either 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 or, more commonly, 1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5. After 3.Bg5, Black's most popular choices are 3... Nbd7, 3... e6, 3... Bf5, 3... c6 and 3... c5, all potentially leading to different variations, with 3...e6 4. e4 giving a French Defence by transposition. White's plans typically include rapid Queenside castling, and an early f2-f3 and e2-e4 pawn push. The ECO code for the Richter-Veresov Attack is D01.

Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter was a German chess International Master and chess writer.

French Defence Chess opening

The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves:

<i>Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings</i> classification system for the opening moves in a game of chess

The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is a classification system for the opening moves in chess. It is presented as a five-volume book collection describing chess openings. The moves were taken from hundreds of thousands of games between masters, from published analysis in the Chess Informant since 1966, and then compiled by notable chess players. The main editor is Aleksandar Matanović. Both the ECO and the Chess Informant are published by the Serbian company Šahovski Informator. These openings are typically provided in an ECO table that concisely presents the best opening lines.

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  1. 1 2 Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 444, ISBN   0-7864-2353-6 Internet chess community is an Internet chess community with over 224,000 members. The site maintains a large database of chess games, where each game has its own discussion page for comments and analysis. Limited primarily to games where at least one player is of master strength, the database begins with the earliest known recorded games and is updated with games from current top-level tournaments. Basic membership is free, and the site is open to players at all levels of ability, with additional features available for Premium members. While the primary purpose of is to provide an outlet for chess discussion and analysis, consultation games are periodically organized with teams of members playing either other teams of members or very strong masters, including a former US champion and two former world correspondence champions. Members can maintain their own discussion pages, and there are features to assist study of openings, endgames and sacrifices. The front page also features a puzzle of the day, player of the day, and game of the day, the puzzle varying in difficulty throughout the week from "very easy" on Mondays to "insane" on Sundays.