He took 4th in the Warsaw Championship in 1928. Pogorieły, along with other members of the Warsaw team (Abram Blass, Rafał Feinmesser, Paulin Frydman, Stanisław Kohn, Leon Kremer, Karol Piltz) won gold medal in the 1st Polish Team Championship at Królewska Huta 1929.
In 1939, he tied for 6-7th in Warsaw, and tied for 5-8th in Margate (B tournament). In February–April 1942, he participated in a chess tournament in the Warsaw Ghetto, and won scoring 13/14. In Spring 1943, he was murdered in the Pawiak prison.
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