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Gad Rechlis
Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 1984 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2521 (2543 rapid, 2509 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2541

Overall record: +35 -35 =31 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B72 B32 B81 B23 B75
 French Defense (6) 
    C11 C09 C16
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E49 E42 E45 E40
 French (4) 
 English (4) 
    A16 A15 A10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A25 A29
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B62 B24 B40 B47 B51
 English (5) 
    A15 A10 A17
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E39 E45 E43
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A46 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Rechlis vs Kupreichik, 1987 1-0
   G Rechlis vs D B Gurevich, 1986 1/2-1/2
   P Cramling vs G Rechlis, 1989 1/2-1/2
   G Rechlis vs D Norwood, 1987 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila Interzonal (1990)

   🏆 Blitz World Championship
   G Rechlis vs A Gutenev (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   D Lintchevski vs G Rechlis (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   G Rechlis vs M Ragger (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   L Pantsulaia vs G Rechlis (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   G Rechlis vs M Oganian (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz

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(born Feb-05-1967, 51 years old) Israel

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Grandmaster (1990).

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Blatny vs G Rechlis  0-1431984EU-ch U20B24 Sicilian, Closed
2. E Gazis vs G Rechlis  0-1481984EU-ch U20B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. G Rechlis vs Piket 1-0311984EU-ch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
4. Blatny vs G Rechlis  0-1431985GroningenB24 Sicilian, Closed
5. Hort vs G Rechlis  ½-½361985BielA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Sosonko vs G Rechlis  1-0441986JerusalemA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
7. G Rechlis vs Murey  0-1671986JerusalemC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Joel Benjamin vs G Rechlis  1-0271986JerusalemD97 Grunfeld, Russian
9. G Rechlis vs Piket  ½-½431986?B89 Sicilian
10. G Rechlis vs D B Gurevich  ½-½401986JerusalemA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. G Rechlis vs Korchnoi  0-1231986JerusalemD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. Rohde vs G Rechlis  1-0541987Be'er ShevaA07 King's Indian Attack
13. D B Gurevich vs G Rechlis  1-0961987Be'er ShevaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. G Rechlis vs Korchnoi  ½-½311987Be'er ShevaC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
15. G Rechlis vs Kupreichik 1-0571987Berlin opA48 King's Indian
16. G Rechlis vs Speelman ½-½291987Be'er ShevaA10 English
17. Anand vs G Rechlis ½-½491987Wch U20B01 Scandinavian
18. G Rechlis vs P Petri  ½-½181987Wch U20B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. G Rechlis vs D Norwood  ½-½71987Wch U20B32 Sicilian
20. I Stohl vs G Rechlis  1-0471988Berlin opE60 King's Indian Defense
21. G Rechlis vs Pinter  0-1521988Be'er ShevaB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
22. G Rechlis vs Korchnoi  1-0471988Be'er ShevaC11 French
23. Korchnoi vs G Rechlis  ½-½551988Be'er ShevaA15 English
24. Pinter vs G Rechlis  0-1441988Be'er ShevaA90 Dutch
25. G Rechlis vs D Norwood  0-1481988Oakham Young MastersB06 Robatsch
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  whiteshark: Bio:
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  wordfunph: "I find it easier to discover plans and moves while being on the offensive."

- GM Gad Rechlis

Aug-25-11  I play the Fred: In Gad we trust.
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  whiteshark: Gad it off your mind!
Dec-11-12  solskytz: A boisterous, funny and very friendly guy with a fun, aggressive attacking style. He finished with a plus score in the 1990 Manila Interzonal
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  perfidious: <solskytz> This game (G Rechlis vs Portisch, 1990) is the one which stands out amongst the few I have seen by this player.

Never really thought White had enough for the piece, but it provided some entertainment value.

Dec-11-12  waustad: From what people are saying about his style, maybe he could be considered a Tad Reckless.
Dec-12-12  solskytz: In the queen ending of that game, white plays textbook chess...

By move 24 or thereabouts, the extra black piece looks thoroughly tamed, the question being does white have more than that. For some reason looking at the position around that part of the game, one gets the feeling that black has the wrong bishop...

Gad impresses me with his choice for move 21, as it is tempting to exchange on g6 and then sacrifice further on e6. I didn't calculate it, and I'm sure Gad did. The plan to attack the a-pawn, as a last barrier to Q-side expansion, is a logical conclusion to his prior play, where he engages black on the Q-side, only to expose his centralized king to hints of attack by means of that piece sac. The return to the Q-side after all is charming.

Did he have enough for the piece? The point is, also, that after black plays ...Qa5, if white doesn't sacrifice I feel that he's going to be in a bad way, with these central black pawns, the weak c-pawn... it's probably create something (even if compensation isn't 100% full) or start down the curve of deterioration.. which is cheerless at such as early stage while playing white. Maybe this was his whole idea, maybe he was just improvising...

So you sac a piece on d5 for two pawns, suddenly c5 is protected and there's nothing to fear right away - whatever initiative there is in the position belongs to white... I felt that it was riskier not to sacrifice than to sacrifice...

And looking again, it does seem that the idea is pretty brilliant, as winning the a-pawn seems to be part of the package right from the start - at least I don't see quickly a way to defend it... and with THAT in mind, it seems to me that white was risking nothing.

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And you guys should really know him. Anybody not knowing this guy is definitely missing out!

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Gad Rechlis.
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