Vyacheslav Shchyogolev

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Vyacheslav Shchyogolev in 1976

Vyacheslav Ivanovich Shchyogolev (Russian: Вячеслав Иванович Щёголев; born 30 December 1940 in Moscow) is a Russian grandmaster in international draughts. He won two Draughts World Championships in 1960 and 1964, as well as four Soviet Union championships (1959, 1963, 1964 and 1976).[1]

He wrote a book From beginner to champion (Russian: От новичка до чемпиона), where he praised draughts for shaping the player as a fighter, scientist and artist.[2]


  1. ^ Щёголев Вячеслав Иванович. Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Вячеслав Иванович Щеголев (1968). От новичка до чемпиона. Физкультура и Спорт. Retrieved 14 January 2013.