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Ari Ziegler
Number of games in database: 87
Years covered: 1987 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2305 (2289 rapid, 2300 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2440
Overall record: +27 -41 =19 (42.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Most played openings
C05 French, Tarrasch (11 games)
C14 French, Classical (9 games)
C02 French, Advance (4 games)
E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1 (4 games)
A57 Benko Gambit (3 games)
E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical (3 games)
A45 Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)
D02 Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)
C13 French (2 games)
E99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov (2 games)

   🏆 Rilton Cup 2017/18
   A Ziegler vs S Volkov (Jan-04-18) 0-1
   A Ziegler vs L O Hauge (Jan-03-18) 1-0
   A Ostrovskiy vs A Ziegler (Jan-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Ziegler vs V S Raahul (Jan-01-18) 1-0
   J Kretz vs A Ziegler (Dec-30-17) 0-1

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(born Mar-12-1966, 53 years old) Sweden

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International Master

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ziegler vs E Schiller  0-1201987Cup ArnoldB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. I Tibell vs A Ziegler  0-1421987StockholmC02 French, Advance
3. A Ziegler vs F A Cuijpers  ½-½511988Luxembourg op 27thB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. Jansa vs A Ziegler  1-0131990Arnold CupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. A Ziegler vs Steffen Pedersen  0-1301990Arnold CupE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
6. A Ziegler vs R Zelcic  0-1461992Bozen opA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
7. John Ang vs A Ziegler  0-1191993California opC05 French, Tarrasch
8. J Romo vs A Ziegler 1-0161993California opC01 French, Exchange
9. A Ziegler vs B Stillger  1-0411994Oberliga NRW 9495 ID85 Grunfeld
10. A Ziegler vs G Vescovi  0-1501995Politiken Cup 17thA56 Benoni Defense
11. A Ziegler vs Kulaots  0-1661995EU-Cup Gr3D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. A Ziegler vs L Schandorff  0-1411995Politiken Cup 17thD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
13. A Ziegler vs H Rothen  1-0671996SWE-chT 9596A90 Dutch
14. Y Shulman vs A Ziegler  ½-½501996GothenburgE92 King's Indian
15. M Bosboom vs A Ziegler  1-0291996BL2-West 9697E61 King's Indian
16. A Ziegler vs Kupreichik  1-0431996BL2-West 9697E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
17. A Ziegler vs A Chernin  1-0401996GothenburgA57 Benko Gambit
18. Miles vs A Ziegler  1-0701996Sigeman & CoE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
19. A Ziegler vs C Hansen  ½-½601996Sigeman & CoA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
20. A Ziegler vs P Cramling  ½-½441996Sigeman & CoA57 Benko Gambit
21. A Ziegler vs Korchnoi 0-1681996Sigeman & CoE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Winants vs A Ziegler  ½-½351997BL2-West 9798B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. A Ziegler vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0691997Excelsior CupE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
24. A Ziegler vs Gavrikov  0-1631998Excelsior CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. A Ziegler vs S B Hansen  0-1331998Excelsior CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-27-06  alphastrike20: some chessmaster he is!
Nov-17-06  GufeldStudent: What do people think of Ari's French DVD's? They couldn't find somebody more expert on the French?
Nov-17-06  GufeldStudent: This is almost certainly not a complete databse, by the way---Alphastrike. Afterall, no IM could have played only 7 tournament games.
Nov-17-06  Hauketo: The DVD is great. I like the way he uses similar systems against all the major three 3. moves by white. (He prefers to invite e5 and attack white's centre with c5 and f6). He explains the ideas clearly and calmly, and as the DVD lasts 6-7 hours you certainly feel at home in the systems at the end. In the introduction, he mentions that he changed from the sicilian to french 6 years ago. Due to time/family commitments he needed something less sharp and more based on ideas/strategies. In the DVD he uses many of his own games as examples, so he clearly has some experiences in this opening. I guess he plays many of his games in national tournaments in Sweden, and they often don't get published here.
Apr-17-07  BaranDuin: He also seems to have a reputation as a great teacher.
Dec-27-07  The beginner: I have to agre with Hauketo.
His DVD on the French is really good. He explains in a simple way what the ideas is. I would recomend it for anyone who is interested to play the french.
Feb-22-08  icorrick: I agree with the above comments. It is often said that the best players aren't necessarily the best teachers, so the fact that Mr Ziegler is 'only' an IM shouldn't raise doubts as to the value of the DVD. The style of presentation makes it as enjoyable as it is informative.
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  whiteshark: The French defence is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively. Against the French you have to understand the underlying positional themes, if not you will quickly get a difficult position. As all major openings the French defence is full of concepts and variations. Many books leave the students with lines and ideas that are easy to mix up. In this DVD you will be presented a coherent strategic opening repertoire against 1.e4. The main theme is to always attack White’s centre with the f- and c-pawns, and then with the pieces until nothing is left of it. The recommended repertoire is based on understanding rather than memorization. The pedagogic idea is to give you an integrated understanding which will help you to solve all kind of problems over the board. You will learn which pawn formations in centre to strive for, to be able to implement powerful manoeuvres and to recognise small strong moves. You will also learn when it is time to switch to an attack against the opponents king. The recommended lines are solid and it will be able to play the lines many years without having to bother too much about recent developments.

This CD covers: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 • 1.e4 e6 2.exd5 • 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 • 1.e4 e6 2.d3 (King’s Indian Attack) • 1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 • 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.b4 (Wing Gambit). Video running time: 6h 48min

<The International Master Ari Ziegler is a renowned theoretician in Sweden. He has a long career as a chess teacher which begun already 1981. Here he happily shares his own repertoire and some unplayed Novelties with the viewer.>

Apr-29-11  ddaniell: great dvd and great guy!
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  HeMateMe: Wasn't there an Ari Ziegler who wrote the best selling graphic novel "<Maus>" about the concentration camps of WWII?
Apr-29-11  MaxxLange: <HeMateMe> "Maus" is a famous graphic novel, by Art Spiegelman, about his efforts to get his Father to tell his story about surviving the Holocaust.

In the comic, the Jews are drawn as mice, the Nazis are cats, and the Red Army are dogs. It's intense.

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  Jim Bartle: Spiegelman has also done many, many great covers for the New Yorker, including the famous one after 9/11. A computer screen can't do justice to its impact, with sort of a holographic effect, but here it is:

The week of a primitive art exhibit in New York:

Valentine's Day in Afghanistan:

Apr-29-11  MaxxLange: I had elderly relatives who experienced Nazi occupation (in Norway), and, while they were not Jews, having spoken to them, I could really understand, in "Maus", the theme about the survivors' hope to forget vs. their urge to testify vs. our need to hear and understand these horrible things.
Apr-29-11  MaxxLange: Anyway, after recalling this unique multimedia text about the horror of the Holocaust, let's return to the comedy stylings of IM Art Zieglar, and his French Defense!

I am THIS CLOSE to taking out the credit card and buying his DVD it sounds very good.

BUT: I went on kind of a binge of buying Chessbase DVDS early in 2011, and I am going to spend my energy absorbing what I already have, instead of buying more, though....

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