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Vereslav Eingorn

Full name Вереслав Эйнгорн
Country Ukraine
Born 23 November 1956
Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2611 (July 2003)

Vereslav (Viacheslav) Eingorn (born 23 November 1956, Odessa) is a Soviet and Ukrainian chess grandmaster, coach and author. He was a member of the gold medal-winning Ukrainian team at the 2001 World Team Chess Championship.

Chess career

Born into a Jewish family in Odessa, he twice won the city championship (1977 and 1979). Eingorn played in several USSR Chess Championships, with his best result third place, behind Andrei Sokolov and Konstantin Lerner at Lvov in 1984. In 1986, he placed equal first with Sergey Smagin and Joseph Gallagher in the 2nd Cappelle-la-Grande open. He played for Ukraine in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 2000 (bronze medal) and 2002. In 1987 he played in the Interzonal tournament at Zagreb, though failed to qualify for the Candidates Matches. He took part in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2002, but was knocked out in the first round by Krishnan Sasikiran.

His other tournament results include wins at Minsk 1983, Bor 1986 and Moscow 1986.

Chess strength

According to Chessmetrics, at his peak in May 1986 Eingorn's play was equivalent to a rating of 2713, and he was ranked number 12 in the world. His best single performance was at Minsk (URS Championship), 1987, where he scored 10.5 of 17 possible points (62%) against 2679-rated opposition, for a performance rating of 2745.

In the July 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2560, making him Ukraine's number 29.


Eingorn coached the Ukrainian Women's team to a gold medal in the 37th Chess Olympiad.

In 2007 he was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.

Notable games