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Rashid Ziatdinov
  
Number of games in database: 130
Years covered: 1983 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2291 (2370 rapid, 2340 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515

Overall record: +52 -48 =28 (51.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B95 B42 B64 B66 B32
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (9) 
    B64 B67 B66 B65 B69
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C92 C66 C80 C77 C60
 French Defense (9) 
    C11 C10 C01 C05 C19
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B95 B98 B96 B94
 French (6) 
    C11 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C78 C96 C77 C85 C73
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D37 D35 D30
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D63 D61 D55 D62
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C96 C85 C91 C95
 Catalan (5) 
    E06 E04 E08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Ziatdinov vs V Mikhalevski, 2005 1/2-1/2
   R Ziatdinov vs Savon, 1985 1-0
   R Ziatdinov vs Blatny, 2003 1/2-1/2
   R Ziatdinov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1993 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Open: Open Section (2003)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)

RECENT GAMES:
   A Klyuev vs R Ziatdinov (Jul-10-14) 1-0
   R Ziatdinov vs A Gabrielian (Jul-09-14) 0-1
   J Geller vs R Ziatdinov (Jul-08-14) 0-1
   R Ziatdinov vs A Komendatyan (Jul-07-14) 1-0
   I Rozum vs R Ziatdinov (Jul-06-14) 1-0

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RASHID ZIATDINOV
(born Dec-27-1958, 58 years old) Uzbekistan (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
Rashid (Raset) Ziatdinov is a GM. Champion of Uzbekistan in 1983.

http://rashidchess.com


 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 130  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Dolmatov vs R Ziatdinov  0-145 1983 TournamentC59 Two Knights
2. R Ziatdinov vs Tseshkovsky  0-146 1983 Spartakiade tt 8thB06 Robatsch
3. Vyzmanavin vs R Ziatdinov 1-036 1985 Tashkent (Uzbekistan)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. R Ziatdinov vs Savon  1-027 1985 TashkentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. R Ziatdinov vs Yurtaev  ½-½15 1986 G.Agzamov Tashkent UUZBO UUZBOE77 King's Indian
6. Yermolinsky vs R Ziatdinov  ½-½53 1986 Memorial G.AgzamovD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Barsov vs R Ziatdinov  0-135 1986 Agzamov memD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. R Ziatdinov vs Tseshkovsky  1-034 1987 Tashkent Hodzhaev memB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
9. E Vladimirov vs R Ziatdinov  ½-½44 1987 Tashkent Hodzhaev memD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. R Ziatdinov vs Barsov  ½-½48 1987 Tashkent Hodzhaev memC19 French, Winawer, Advance
11. G Timoshchenko vs R Ziatdinov  1-058 1987 Tashkent Hodzhaev memD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
12. R Ziatdinov vs E Vladimirov  0-123 1987 Tashkent Agzamov memB01 Scandinavian
13. Khalifman vs R Ziatdinov  1-036 1987 Memorial G.AgzamovC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. R Ziatdinov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½34 1987 Memorial G.AgzamovB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
15. G Timoshchenko vs R Ziatdinov  1-083 1987 Tashkent Agzamov memD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. R Ziatdinov vs V A Loginov  0-133 1987 Tashkent Agzamov memB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. R Ziatdinov vs Tseshkovsky  0-153 1987 Tashkent Agzamov memC78 Ruy Lopez
18. S Vratonjic vs R Ziatdinov  ½-½59 1989 It (open)C55 Two Knights Defense
19. Chekhov vs R Ziatdinov  0-136 1989 Belgrade opD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Murey vs R Ziatdinov  0-151 1990 AntwerpC78 Ruy Lopez
21. R Ziatdinov vs Glek  1-040 1990 Kusadasi opC11 French
22. Velimirovic vs R Ziatdinov  ½-½37 1990 KusadasiC44 King's Pawn Game
23. Miles vs R Ziatdinov  0-150 1990 Kusadasi opA14 English
24. J Gallagher vs R Ziatdinov 1-062 1991 Lenk opC34 King's Gambit Accepted
25. R Ziatdinov vs Psakhis  0-157 1991 Lenk opB42 Sicilian, Kan
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-18-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: From ICC, I was making smalltalk with Ziatdinov and he offered to play me a five minute game. I felt good out of the opening but my attack quickly fell to pieces and once I was on the defense I knew it was just a matter of time.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Qc2 c5 7. dxc5 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Qa5 9. Ne2 Qxc5 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Bd3 g6 12. Ne4 Qb4+ 13. N2c3 Bg7 14. a3 Qe7


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See what I mean? I have 3 minor pieces well placed, my queen is not exposed, and if I simply play O-O my rooks will be connected and ready to start doubling.

I really don't have much to worry about in this position. Instead I decide to go looney with 15.h4?! hoping to whip up some sort of amazing IM-slaughtering attack.

15. h4 Nc6 16. h5 f5!

This is the kind of coolheaded defensive move which sets apart excellent players from, well, you know, from me. However scary the attack might have looked a few moves ago, it certainly isn't very scary for Black any more:


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All of my forces are lined up on that c2-h7 diagonal and they are chewing on granite. My knight wants to go to g5 but without support, it is forced to go backwards. And my knight HATE to go backwards.

17. hxg6

I tried to be sneaky, hoping that he might get greedy and take the hanging knight, where I really might have compensation. But no, he's not the greedy type.

...hxg6 18. Nd2 Ne5 19. Be2 Bd7 20. Rc1 (g4 was an idea) Rac8 21. Qd1 Bc6 22. Nf3 Rfd8 23. Qb3 Bd5 24. Qb5 Bc4 25. Bxc4 Nxc4 26. Nd4 Bxd4 27.exd4 Rxd4 28. b3 Qxa3 29. Ne2 Re4 30. Rxc4 Qa1+ 31. Kd2 Rd8+ 32. Kc2 Rxe2


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I went to type in "resign" but realized that I could not resign--for the game was already over!

The first thing Rashid said once I was mated was "h4 was suicide!" I responded, "Yes it's a little cheeky but I can beat even experts with moves like that." He responded, "You can beat experts with good moves too!"

Jan-08-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <The first thing Rashid said once I was mated was "h4 was suicide!" I responded, "Yes it's a little cheeky but I can beat even experts with moves like that." He responded, "You can beat experts with good moves too!">

LOL, this Ziatdinov guy has got class! Great kibitzing by the way, <Sneaky>. Your game was amusing to watch.

Feb-11-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: This player's name is represented a number of different ways in the English alphabet. On FIDE's site he's listed as "Raset Ziatdinov", while his books are published under the name "Rashid Ziyatdinov".
Feb-11-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: Game Collection: GM RAM Game Selection collects most of the games included in his book "GM-RAM: Essential Grandmaster Chess Knowledge".

Feb-20-07  ExitOnly: Has anybody seriously studied "GM RAM", and if so, what did you think? His logic of his general study plan has a flaw that I see in other arguments. Simply because a grandmaster has memorized about 150 games does not mean that memorizing this many games will make you a grandmaster.
May-27-07  pazzed paun: <ExitOnly> I agree with you! I want to know of anyone who has worked R's program. ,I can not find a website for R. however the book credits NM peter Dyson as a co-author perhaps that could be a way to find out more.

Lifemaster A J Golby says he noticed some experts who seem stalled at that rating a long time but then progressed to master after memorizing about a dozen games.

Jun-25-07  micartouse: I just received my copy of <GM-RAM> in the mail and I'm excited. I'm looking forward to working through the problems. I've been studying endgames heavily, so I expect at least half of them to be at least a little familiar.

The diagrammed middlegame positions look very intimidating once you hold the book in your hand! :( I doubt I'll be able to study them all, but even if I can master 5 or 10 of them I'll be pleased.

I think the notion of memorizing 59 games being sufficient to achieve mastery is silly. I have at times had many more games in my memory (over 70 at one time) and I'm a total patzer. I think it's more about understanding the games thoroughly, the side variations, and knowing the typical ideas that come up more than once.

Anyway, I'm onto my next gimmick before I finally give up chess. At any rate, this seems less scary than <Pawn Structure Chess> which I thought I could handle but is way too much material for me to digest.

Jun-25-07  MaxxLange: the middlegame positions come from the games
Jun-25-07  micartouse: <the middlegame positions come from the games> It's weird. A lot of the positions I just know what move is expected because I've seen the game. I say, "Oh, Lasker played f5 there and got a knight outpost," but I can't see how that helps at all in real games. I've never used that type of info in a game even though I can play his win over Capa by heart. So I'm going to try to approach the positions from a few different angles other than rote memorization; that's never helped me in the past. If I like doing it, I'll probably do it with different positions that seem more practical.

Really, what good is knowing the combo from the Evergreen Game other than for fun? I'm skeptical at first I guess.

Jun-30-07  pazzed paun: <micartouse> I think it still comes down to does the method work and how do you prove it.?
May-15-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<[Kasparov] is able to set up 5 or 6 "puzzles" in every game for his opponent, and his opponent will have 5-6 "choices" to make mistakes. If his opponent solves all of those problems, finally he will be lost in the end, because he will be exhausted and a simple "stupid" blunder will be blamed for that.>

-- Ziatdinov

Oct-20-11  BIDMONFA: Rashid Ziatdinov

ZIATDINOV, Raset
http://www.bidmonfa.com/ziatdinov_r...
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May-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: So he states everyone can become 2500+ by memorizing those.. 256 or so games.

But he is currently rated 2370 himself.

Seems like a bit of a discrepancy.

May-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <dakgootje> Not at all, he's only got 200 memorized... It is a work in progress.

Heck, I got 0 memorized, and I am already at 1200. =))

May-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Interesting! So the method has been proven!

I shall reach a rating of 4000 by memorizing a thousand games :)

Jul-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  SteinitzLives: The number of patterns one must memorize to become a top player differs based on who the chess author is.

For a while it was 300, then 600, then 6,000. But don't worry, some you have memorized positions without being aware of it, oh that's good, now I can just wait to discover when that becormes useful.

Memorization without understanding is not a real good idea. Understanding without memorization is a little bit better, but you really need both, for each position. I think it should be: Understand first, Memorize second.

How many GMs under the age of 70 do you know that are rated under 2400?

Dec-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  redlance: Has he come back to the states?
Oct-12-13  smurph: You need to read Ziatdinov carefully.does what you mean by memorising a game match what he means? Well if you can recall the moves the GMs rejected during the game and the moves that are under the surface as easy as you recall your name then I guess you do.
Dec-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to the POTD: GM Rashid Ziatdinov.
Dec-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  redlance: Happy Birthday!!!
Mar-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: On his website he links to ChessTempo for his games. <CT> gives his name as

<Raset Ziatdinov>

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