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|Jan-29-10|| ||whatthefat: <Sem: A really strong player, but watching him roam the Univé tournament hall last year I felt he qualified for a job in the Ministry of Silly Walks.>|
Caught in action:
|Jan-31-10|| ||Sem: <whatthefat> Aha, thanks! Well, what we do not see in this photo is that - somewhat like John Cleese entering his Ministry office -he lets his body (read: stomach) precede his head, which comes a split second behind. Come to think of it, the only one I have ever seen doing something similar was British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, although Hurd's posture was much stiffer. When he rounded a doorway the whole body seemed to suddenly move 90 degrees, taking the head along on its way. I used to wonder whether his policy towards foreigners was similarly rigid.|
|Jan-31-10|| ||veigaman: This guy seems to be very good person and polite at least it is what i think after reading some of his interviews.|
|Feb-14-10|| ||wordfunph: happy birthday GM Sergei Tiviakov!|
|Feb-26-10|| ||Tabanus: GM Tiviakov ended 2nd today in Fajr Open (Iran), behind GM Konstantine Shanava:|
|May-20-10|| ||Tabanus: 8th today in the II Lublin Union Memorial (Poland) 9-18 May 2010:|
|Jun-30-10|| ||fref: He has been 1 ELO point away from reaching the 2700 milestone.|
|Jul-19-10|| ||Tabanus: 2nd in the 4th Leiden Chess Tournament (Holland) 9-18 July 2010:|
|Jul-20-11|| ||Albertan: Tiviakov wins 5th Leiden Chess Tournament
|Nov-08-11|| ||Karpova: Tiviakov wins the 1st Panama Chess Open 2011 (11.03-11.07): http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...|
Time control: 90 minutes per player for the entire game, with the addition of 30 seconds per move from move one.
Tiviakov scored 7.5 points with a performance of 2704.
|Nov-08-11|| ||HeMateMe: I love the photos at the end, where the winners are sort of surrounded by the "trophy" girls. Chess needs more trophy presenters!|
|Dec-20-11|| ||Birthday Boy: Bogotá 2011 – Frigid and uncaring
When you look at my photo reports sent from all over the world, you might think how nice it is to be a chess-player: You see the world, visit exotic countries and win tournaments. Unfortunately, sometimes it is neither nice nor easy, it is a hard work, and it is not uncommon to have to suffer through very difficult playing conditions.
Unfortunately, my last tournament in Bogotá, Colombia, was one of the most deplorable experiences I have ever played in, and my trip there was almost non-stop suffering, despite the lovely city.
See full article here:
|Feb-14-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday GM Tiviakov!|
|Feb-15-12|| ||Shams: David Hyde Pierce the clear choice to play Tiviakov in the screen version of his life.|
|Mar-18-12|| ||shivasuri4: Sergei Tiviakov, representing SC Eppingen,was upset by German GM Appel Ralf of SV Wattenscheid in the 2011-12 Bundesliga. Playing the black side of an Indian Game (A46), he was beaten in 48 moves after succumbing to heavy queenside pressure on move 32, when he blundered a piece.Tiviakov fought on for a few more moves, but threw in the towel in light of impending heavy material loss.|
|Mar-20-12|| ||shivasuri4: Tiviakov bounced back today by winning against IM Olaf Wegener of SC Hansa Dortmund in a 38 move game of the Amsterdam Variation of the Sicilian.Though Tiviakov was the one under heavy time pressure, Wegener made a number of inaccuracies starting from move 29.Wegener resigned when pawn promotion was imminent.|
|Apr-14-12|| ||Albertan: GM Tiviakov defeated WC Anand in the Bundesliga today.Here are the moves from the game:The opening was the Moscow variation of the Sicilian Defense: |
[Event "Schachbundesliga 2011/2012"]
[White "Tiviakov, Sergei"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[WhiteClub "SC Eppingen"]
[BlackClub "OSG Baden-Baden"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7
7. c4 e5 8. Qd3 h6 9. Nc3 Nf6 10. O-O Be7 11. a4 b6 12. b3 Ra7 13. Rd1 Bc8 14. Ba3 Rd7 15. Nd2 O-O 16. Nf1 Bb7 17. Ne3 Re8 18. Ncd5 Nxd5 19. Nxd5 Bxd5 20. Qxd5 Qa8 21. Qxa8 Rxa8 22. Rd5 f6 23. Rad1 Rad8 24. g3 g5
25. f4 gxf4 26. gxf4 Kf7 27. Kf2 exf4 28. Kf3 Ke6 29. Bc1 Rc8 30. Bxf4 Bf8
31. h4 Rc6 32. h5 Rb7 33. Be3 Rb8 34. Bd4 Rc7 35. Rg1 Bg7 36. Rg6 Rf7
37. Be3 Rd7 38. Rf5 Rf7 39. Kg4 Bf8 40. Bxh6 Bxh6 41. Rxh6 Rg7+ 42. Kf4 Rf8 43. a5 Rg1 44. axb6 Rb1 45. b7 Rxb3 46. e5 dxe5+ 47. Rxe5+ Kd6 48. Rf5 Ke6 49. Rh7 Rd8 50. Rd5 1-0
|Dec-03-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Tiviakov's highest ELO was 2699? Must be frustrating.|
|Feb-14-13|| ||waustad: Happy 40th b'day.
<whatthefat>Is this what you have in mind? http://heartcurrents.com/wp-content...
|Jan-26-15|| ||PhilFeeley: This guy sure gets around:
|Aug-05-15|| ||jrofrano: Sergei Tiviakov is the eigth GM as part of my new series called the GM Spotlight! |
|Feb-14-16|| ||diagonal: Tiviakov, the Traveller: Sergei somehow manages to (i) travel to the most exotic places in the world, (ii) win or co-win the open tournaments staged there, and (iii) send the chess community a huge batch of photos he has taken during his stay with illustrated reports from the corresponding events (btw.: there are hundreds of his games, played in swiss system tournaments, missing in the cg. database). |
Tiviakov is certainly one of the strongest sub-2700 ELO players just one step beyond the very best, mostly a top hundred / ELO 2600+ player since the early 1990s, his peak ranking is no. 14/15 of the world in July - December 1995; a decade later, in October - December 2005, ranked as no. 20, he has been one ELO point away in his career from reaching the (today) notorious 2700 milestone.
Sergei Tiviakov, born in Krasnador in 1973, settled to Groningen in 1997.
Member of the Smyslov school. IM since 1990. GM since 1991. Winner of the European Individual Chess Championship in 2008 and always dangerous for anyone....
Happy birthday, Sergei Tiviakov!
|Aug-15-16|| ||The Chess Express: Wow, this guy looks like a hitman.|
|Aug-16-16|| ||OhioChessFan: He does have that look of a criminal mastermind opposing Jason Bourne. Leather jacket, perfectly wrapped scarf, academic's glasses...|
|Aug-16-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: He is a <chess> hitman, as Adams found out here:|
Adams vs Tiviakov, 1990
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