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Valerij Zhuravliov

Born December 11, 1938
Moscow, USSR
Title International Master (IM)

Valerij Zhuravliov (Latvian: Valērijs Žuravļovs; Russian: Валерий Иванович Журавлёв; December 11, 1938, Moscow) is a Latvian chess master who has won the Latvian Chess Championship three times. He is a FIDE International Master (1963).

Chess career

Valerij Zhuravliov won the Latvian Championship in 1980, 1992, and 1994. In 1968 he shared first place with Jānis Klovāns but lost an additional match, and twice finished second (1984, 1988).

In 1967 Zhuravliov won the Championship of "Dinamo" in Sochi and reached eighth place in the 35th USSR Chess Championship in Kharkov.

In seventies Zhuravliov lived in Kaliningrad. In 1972 he shared first places in Championship of Soviet Army (with Semyon Furman), in Championship of Armed Forces (with Jānis Klovāns), and in 1977 won Russian Chess Championship in Volgograd (shared first place with Lev Psakhis). In 1977 he participated in Mikhail Chigorin memorial in Sochi.

He played for Latvia in the Soviet team chess championship in 1962 and 1969, and for the Latvian team "Riga Chess & Draughts Club" in the Soviet team chess cup in 1990.

He played for Latvia in the Chess Olympiads:

Valerij Zhuravliov played for Latvia in European Team Chess Championship:

He lives near Rēzekne and still participates in Latvian team competitions.