The shocking novelties of Dorian Rogozenko

3/18/2004 – It happens all the time. A single move can change the evaluation of an entire openings system. A position that was considered winning for one side may suddenly become unplayable. Our GM trainer shows us many instances of this in his Thursday night lecture.

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GM Dorian Rogozenko's lectures begin at 21:00h server time (= MET, Middle European Time), which translates to 20:00h London and 3 p.m. New York. You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client here.

Dorian Rogozenko

  • 30 years old – born on August 8, 1973 in Chisinau or Kishinev, Moldavia (former Soviet Union). In 1994 Rogozenko graduated from the Sport University in Chisinau and received a diploma as a Sport Teacher.

  • Dorian first started playing chess at the age of six and first went to chess training (at a chess school) at the age of nine. Later he became the pupil of Moldavia's most famous coach, Vecheslav Chebanenko.

  • International Master title in 1992, International Grandmaster title in 1996 (first GM norm in 1992, last norm in 1995).

  • Best FIDE rating on 1.07.1999: 2576.

  • Multiple junior champion of Moldavia.

  • Best results: Moldavian Champion 1994, winner of the following international tournaments: Moscow GM tournament 1992, Chemnitz open 1997, Bucharest GM tournament 1998, Eforie open 1998; co-winner: Lvov 1995, Hamburg 1997, 2000.

  • Several times Champion of Romania with the team RATB; second place in the Netherland Team Competition in year 2001, as a member of Bussum team.

  • Four times participated in Chess Olympiads: three times for Moldavian team, once for Romanian team (second board) in the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul 2000.

  • Participant of the FIDE World Championship, Moscow 2001.

  • Winner of “The Ten Most Important Theoretical Novelties Of The Chess Informant 82”.

  • In 2000 ChessBase released Rogozenko's first opening CD-ROM “Sveshnikov Sicilian”, in 2002 the second one: “The Slav Defence”.

  • Permanent contributor of several international and national chess publications.

  • In 1999 Rogozenko moved to Bucharest, Romania, where he now lives.

  • Hobbies: "my daughter Teodora Nana and foreign languages. Speak several of them."


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