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Albert Kapengut

Albert Zinovievich Kapengut (born 4 July 1944, Kazan, Tatarstan) 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.

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 Yury Shulman among others. Since 28 April 2008 he plays for the US Chess Federation.