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Kolman Turiy

Kolman Turiy Checkers Facts

August 22, 1937 – April 28, 2009
  • Champion of Russia 1961.
  • National Master of USSR from 1962.
  • Prize winner of championships of Ukraine
    and participiant of semi-finals of championships of USSR
  • Participant of the 1st (1958) and the last (1985)
    championships of "Burevectnik",
    many times its champion and prize winner
  • 2nd place in Team Cup of USSR 1979 as a member of "Burevectnik" team
  • Champion of USA 2004
    (2nd place - 1996,1999,2001,2002,2003, 3rd place – 2005)
  • 1st place - Curacao–Open 2007
  • Creator of more than 100 checker ending positions
  • Trainer of Alex Rudnitsky - 2x champion of USSR among young masters,
    many other Russian masters as well
  • 1st Vice President of ICAONA.
    Organized 1st US Championship in 2007 hosted by ICAONA and 1st US Open in 2008.
    By some higher meaning the first 3 of ICAONA tournaments were held in the hotel called "Thunderbird Inn",
    where "thunderbird" is English for Russian bird name "burevestnik" - which is also a name of Russian club,
    which Kolman served and played for many years.
    US Open now are Kolman Turiy Memorials that are being held annualy in Miami.
    Kolman's legacy continues... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
          
 
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