chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Bologan 
Photograph courtesy of Babak Zahmat.  
Viktor Bologan
Number of games in database: 1,453
Years covered: 1989 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2654 (2647 rapid, 2601 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734
Overall record: +449 -268 =453 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      283 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (250) 
    B90 B30 B40 B43 B31
 Ruy Lopez (113) 
    C67 C84 C78 C92 C96
 French Defense (72) 
    C11 C00 C10 C18 C01
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (59) 
    C84 C92 C96 C88 C93
 Sicilian Najdorf (54) 
    B90 B92 B93
 Caro-Kann (49) 
    B12 B19 B14 B10 B17
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (113) 
    E97 E63 E92 E94 E81
 Sicilian (113) 
    B90 B42 B43 B22 B40
 Caro-Kann (64) 
    B12 B17 B18 B10 B11
 Queen's Pawn Game (58) 
    A50 A41 E10 A46 A45
 Robatsch (53) 
    B06
 Nimzo Indian (34) 
    E32 E54 E21 E20 E53
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 0-1
   Shabalov vs Bologan, 2005 0-1
   Bologan vs Vaganian, 2006 1-0
   Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 1-0
   Bologan vs Movsesian, 2005 1-0
   Bologan vs P Schlosser, 2004 1-0
   Bologan vs A Adly, 2009 1-0
   Bologan vs B Redon, 1994 1-0
   Z Kozul vs Bologan, 2005 0-1
   Bologan vs B Heberla, 2008 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Canadian Open (2005)
   Aeroflot Open (2006)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Bundesliga (2011)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   4SAM: Paulsen Bologana by Wookash
   Caro-Kann: Peter Wells-Grandmaster Secrets by DanBoyle
   jvasea1990's favorite games by jvasea1990
   Europe's best by Vasilyev90

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Viktor Bologan
Search Google for Viktor Bologan
FIDE player card for Viktor Bologan


VIKTOR BOLOGAN
(born Dec-14-1971) Moldova

[what is this?]
GM (1991), world renowned theoretician and currently (April 2014) the top player in Moldava.

Viorel (Viktor) Bologan was born in Chisinau, Moldova. He began to compete internationally in 1991, reaching the FIDE World Top 100 in ratings when he was in his late twenties. 2003 proved to be a breakthrough year, as Bologan won the Aeroflot Open in Moscow to receive an invitation to the annual Dortmund super tournament. The Dortmund field included World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, and Peter Leko, among others. In what is widely considered one of the greatest upsets in modern chess, Bologan took first place by a full point.

In 2005, Bologan tied for first in the 6th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament (2005), raising his rating up to 2700 for the first time in his career. He qualified for the World Cup (2011) as a nominee of the FIDE President, winning his first round game against Bartosz Socko, but was beaten in the second round by Leinier Dominguez Perez. He came =2nd (7th on tiebreak) at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) with 8/11, thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2013), and rejoined the 2700 club for the first time since July 2005. In the first round, he defeated veteran Czech GM Zbynek Hracek but was eliminated from the event when he lost to Russian GM Peter Svidler in the second round rapid game tiebreaker. In October he was 2nd reserve in the Malachite team that won silver in the European Club Cup (2013). Won the Chebanenko Rapid Open 2014 held in April 2014 in Moldova.

A theoretician as well as player, Bologan has written books on openings including: <The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan> (2008); <King's Indian: A Complete Black Repertoire> (2009), and <The Rossolimo Sicilian: A Powerful Anti-Sicilian that Avoids Tons of Theory> (2011), as well as the following training DVDs: <The King's Indian> (2009); <The Caro-Kann> (2009); <The Sicilian Rossolimo for White> (2010); <The Fighting Philidor> (2010); <Beating the Sicilian: Grandmaster Bologan's Repertoire Vol. 1, 2 and 3> (2011); <The Catalan: A complete repertoire for White!> and <Fit for the French>. He has also authored a collection of his games: <Victor Bologan: Selected Games 1985-2004> (2007).

He lives in Germany.

Wikipedia article: Victor Bologan


 page 1 of 59; games 1-25 of 1,453  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. O Sepp vs Bologan  0-153 1989 URS-chTJA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Shirov vs Bologan  ½-½27 1989 Ch URS (team) (juniors)D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
3. Bologan vs D Ruzele  1-032 1989 URS-chT U20C01 French, Exchange
4. Bologan vs Ivanchuk  ½-½20 1989 KramatorskB06 Robatsch
5. Bologan vs A Minasian  ½-½38 1991 URS-ch58B30 Sicilian
6. Bologan vs Shirov 0-161 1991 Moscow (Russia)C78 Ruy Lopez
7. Bologan vs Kharlov  1-050 1991 URS-chTB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. V Ruban vs Bologan  ½-½53 1991 URS-ch58C41 Philidor Defense
9. B Kanstler vs Bologan  0-131 1991 URS-ch58E97 King's Indian
10. Glek vs Bologan  0-136 1991 Moskva 52/299C41 Philidor Defense
11. Bologan vs A Frolov 1-041 1991 URS-ch58B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. Bologan vs T Harestad  1-034 1991 Stavanger opB33 Sicilian
13. Yurtaev vs Bologan  ½-½27 1991 Ch URSB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. Glek vs Bologan  0-136 1991 MoscowC41 Philidor Defense
15. Bologan vs Epishin  ½-½62 1991 URS-ch58B10 Caro-Kann
16. Bologan vs Balashov  ½-½45 1991 Azov URS ch ttC55 Two Knights Defense
17. Bologan vs A Sokolov  0-133 1991 Nimes opC16 French, Winawer
18. E Magerramov vs Bologan  1-040 1991 URS-ch58E92 King's Indian
19. A Sokolov vs Bologan 0-132 1991 JurmalaB07 Pirc
20. Bologan vs Rublevsky ½-½11 1991 MoscowB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. S Ionov vs Bologan 0-195 1991 URS-ch58E70 King's Indian
22. Bologan vs H Westerinen 1-032 1991 Gausdal (Norway)C50 Giuoco Piano
23. Psakhis vs Bologan  1-044 1991 Nimes 51/123B08 Pirc, Classical
24. Bologan vs Shirov ½-½9 1991 Ch URSC01 French, Exchange
25. Bologan vs S Kiselev  1-031 1991 URS-ch58B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
 page 1 of 59; games 1-25 of 1,453  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Bologan wins | Bologan loses  
 

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 7 OF 9 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-19-06  waddayaplay: His name is given as Viorel in all major chess magazines.
Dec-14-06  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of Viktor's combinations: http://www.wtharvey.com/bolo.html
Feb-04-07  Resignation Trap: If you like to solve chess puzzles, Bologan has a puzzle-solving contest on his website: http://www.bologan.md/en/pp/concurs... .
Mar-17-07  Sularus: the above puzzle link doesnt open for me. huhuhu
Mar-29-07  Resignation Trap: <Sularus> Bologan reorganized his website shortly after I posted that message. To see what you (and I) missed, go here: http://www.bologan.md/nen_concurs.h... .
Apr-19-07  Sularus: Thanks, Trap. about your avatar, is that one of the three stooges? or is it mikhail tal?

no offense. am just curious.

thanks again.

Apr-21-07  Resignation Trap: <Sularus> Yes, that avatar is of Larry Fine, of the Three Stooges fame (see http://www.stoogeworld.com/_Biograp... ), and I mentioned him briefly in my user profile.
Aug-17-07  kramrich: viktor slight against ivanchuk, he's gonna win the FINET CHESS 860 OPEN!
Aug-17-07  kramrich: BOLOGAN WINS!
Aug-17-07  Mameluk: Congratulations to Bologan once again winning a top event, even if a bit different.
Aug-17-07  Eti fan: Congratulations! He beats Ivanchuk http://reports.chessdom.com/bologan...
Aug-18-07  Mameluk: Tournaments with such a strong field as this one can be won only by some elite 2700+ player or Bologan.
Aug-18-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: bravo bologan!
Dec-14-07  onemorechessplayer: Happy birthday!
Dec-14-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Thanks even though my birthday's in July. :)
Dec-14-07  Resignation Trap: La Multi Ani, Viorel!
Dec-14-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: i don't like balogna!!!!!!!!!
Jul-18-08  urnebes: The picture of Bologan is great. You can see, at a glance, that he is married and... that's all you can see.
Sep-25-08  Bobsterman3000: What happened to this guy? I thought he was headed for 2750 at one point, but he seems to have fallen into the 2nd or 3rd tier of elite GM's...

Oct-31-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <waddayaplay> <His name is given as Viorel in all major chess magazines.>

There's another story, concerning my given name. Mama wanted to call me Viorel from the begining - in fact, that's what she calls me to this day. The problem with that is, there's no such name in the Orthodox baptistery; so they wrote my name as Victor. This is the name that adorns all my official papers, including the rating-list. In Moldovian, Viorel means "violet", while Victor is Latin for "winner". So it is that I have spent my whole life oscillating between two personas: the romantic, cheerful, sweet Moldovian Viorel, and the dry, direct, powerfully driven-to-win, sportingly evil Latin Victor. - from "Victor Bologan Selected Games 1985 - 2004".

Dec-14-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday Viktor!
Dec-14-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sallom89: happy birthday!
Dec-14-08  onemorechessplayer: Happy birthday, Victor (Viorel) ! :))
Dec-14-08  dx9293: Happy Birthday, Victor! I'll never forget Dortmund 2003.

Your autobiography/games collection is absolutely wonderful...it's one of the books I'm working through now. The three "Lessons" after each game are a very nice touch!

Jan-07-09  Cactus: Bologan plays 1...a5 and loses horribly. J Zezulkin vs Bologan, 2005
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 9)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 7 OF 9 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies