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Albert Zinovievich Kapengut (born 4 July 1944, Kazan, Tatarstan)[1] is a Soviet chess master. A holder of the International Master title, he is best known as a respected teacher, theoretician, writer, and member of the successful student Olympiad teams of the 1960s.

Albert Kapengut
Full nameAlbert Zinovievich Kapengut
CountryUnited States
Born (1944-07-04) 4 July 1944 (age 74)
Kazan, Tatarstan, USSR
TitleInternational Master (1991)
FIDE rating2385

Kapengut won several Belarus championships: 1962, 1968, 1969, 1970 (joint), 1976, 1977, and 1978. He finished 10th in his first Soviet Championship in 1971, ahead of many high-calibre masters such as Anatoly Lein, Efim Geller, Rafael Vaganian, and Vladimir Tukmakov.

He was the coach of GM Mikhail Tal, GM Boris Gelfand, and GM Yury Shulman among others.[2] Since 28 April 2008 he plays for the US Chess Federation.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 203, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6
  2. ^ Chessdom - Varuzhan Akobian - Yury Shulman match
  3. ^ FIDE Player transfers

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