Nikolai Zubarev

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Nikolai (Nikolay) Zubarev (10 January 1894 – January 1951) was a Russian chess master.

During World War I, he won ahead of Peter Yurdansky at Moscow 1915, and tied for 4-5th at Moscow 1916.[1] After the war, he won twice Moscow City Chess Championship in 1927 and 1930. He also took 5th in 1919/20 (Alexander Alekhine won), took 3rd in 1920 (Josef Cukierman won), shared 6th in 1922/23 (Nikolai Grigoriev won), tied for 12-13th in 1925 (Aleksandr Sergeyev won), took 2nd behind Abram Rabinovich in 1926, tied for 5-6th in 1928 (Boris Verlinsky won), shared 6th in 1929 (Vasily Panov won), all in Moscow-ch,[2] and took 21st in the Moscow 1925 chess tournament (Efim Bogoljubow won).[3]

He participated several times in USSR Chess Championship; tied for 11-12th at Moscow 1920 (Alekhine won), took 10th at Petrograd 1923 (Peter Romanovsky won), tied for 11-13th at Leningrad 1925 (Bogoljubov won), took 4th at Odessa 1929 (quarter final), and took 18th at Leningrad 1933 (Mikhail Botvinnik won).[4]

Awarded the International Master title in 1950, and the International Arbiter in 1951.[5]