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Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1884-1954) was a Russian player of International Master strength and chess author. He fought and was wounded in both the 1905 Russo-Japanese war and World War I. He also fought for the White forces during the Russian revolution and was evacuated to France. In 1908, he took 3rd place in the All-Russia tournament if Lodz. He was the first to write about the middle-game in chess. His occupation was a music and drama critic, and he was an expert on Russian theater.