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Vladislav Tkachiev
Number of games in database: 903
Years covered: 1989 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2661 (2673 rapid, 2587 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2672
Overall record: +181 -70 =334 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      318 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B22 B52 B40 B51 B31
 King's Indian (51) 
    E60 E63 E62 E67 E92
 Slav (44) 
    D12 D11 D10 D15 D14
 Queen's Indian (31) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16
 Catalan (31) 
    E06 E04 E01 E03 E02
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    E00 E10 D02 A40 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (88) 
    C78 C84 C69 C64 C91
 King's Indian (50) 
    E63 E81 E94 E90 E62
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A41 D02 D00 A45 A40
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (31) 
    C84 C91 C88 C89 C90
 Pirc (29) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (22) 
    D20 D27 D25 D26 D22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tkachiev vs W Watson, 1993 1-0
   J Jirka vs Tkachiev, 2009 0-1
   Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 1-0
   Tkachiev vs Ponomariov, 2008 1-0
   Tkachiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 1-0
   Morozevich vs Tkachiev, 2001 0-1
   Korchnoi vs Tkachiev, 1994 0-1
   Anand vs Tkachiev, 2001 1/2-1/2
   E Vorobiov vs Tkachiev, 2005 0-1
   Tkachiev vs Potkin, 2007 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   French Championships (2006)
   French Championships (2007)
   French Team Championships (2011)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   Hastings 1997/98 (1997)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Tata Steel Group B (2011)
   French Championship (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Biel 1995 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 2002 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings Premier 1997/8 by protean

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(born Nov-09-1973, 41 years old) Russia (citizen of France)

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Vladislav Tkachiev was born in Moscow on November 9, 1973. When he was eight years old he and his family moved to Kazakhstan. It was there that he picked up the game of chess, winning the Kazakhstani Youth Championship in 1982. He became an IM in 1993 and a GM in 1996. He won two Kazakhstan championships before moving once again, this time to France. He now lives in Cannes and plays for the French federation, becoming the national champion in 2006 after a tie-break match with Laurent Fressinet. Tkachiev won the European Individual Championships (2007), beating out seven other players in tie-breaks.

Tkachiev is also a noted blitz player, capturing the 2004 Moscow Blitz Superfinal ahead of Alexander Morozevich.

Wikipedia article: Vladislav Tkachiev

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 903  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Tkachiev vs Smirin  ½-½40 1989 URS-chT U18B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. I Stohl vs Tkachiev  1-043 1992 Manila olmE00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Sadler vs Tkachiev 1-044 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersA55 Old Indian, Main line
4. Tkachiev vs W Watson 1-025 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. Tkachiev vs Speelman  0-142 1993 LondonB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. P Nikolic vs Tkachiev  ½-½22 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active)D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
7. Portisch vs Tkachiev  ½-½64 1994 TilburgE81 King's Indian, Samisch
8. S Sitanggang vs Tkachiev  0-136 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10E60 King's Indian Defense
9. Ulf Andersson vs Tkachiev  ½-½27 1994 It (open), Biel (Switzerland)A48 King's Indian
10. Nunn vs Tkachiev  ½-½16 1994 It (open)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk  0-150 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active), IX, London (EnB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. Short vs Tkachiev  ½-½37 1994 MoscowC48 Four Knights
13. Tkachiev vs Xie Jun  1-046 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
14. A J Whiteley vs Tkachiev  0-130 1994 Cappelle op 10thE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
15. V Malaniuk vs Tkachiev  0-133 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active), IXA48 King's Indian
16. Portisch vs Tkachiev  ½-½98 1994 TilburgE73 King's Indian
17. Tkachiev vs R Ye  ½-½23 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10C42 Petrov Defense
18. Tkachiev vs Morozevich  ½-½56 1994 opB40 Sicilian
19. Ivanchuk vs Tkachiev  ½-½30 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active), IX, London (EnB06 Robatsch
20. J Ye vs Tkachiev  ½-½66 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10B06 Robatsch
21. Tkachiev vs P Nikolic 0-149 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active)C55 Two Knights Defense
22. Tkachiev vs DeFirmian  ½-½15 1994 It (open)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. Tkachiev vs Portisch  0-128 1994 TilburgB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
24. Tkachiev vs G Timoshchenko  1-038 1994 Biel MTO opB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Xu Jun vs Tkachiev  ½-½56 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
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  whiskeyrebel: Med's my fanny! This guy sounds like a couple of my more bullheaded, self destructive drinking buddies from over the years. He's 36 but acting like he thinks he's 22 still. He can avoid rehab or worse (injury, death) if he just tones things down a bit. I hope he does.
Sep-16-09  WarmasterKron: <BadKnight> Harsh perhaps, but I LOVE the phrase "methylated somnolence" and shall be appropriating it for personal use.
Sep-16-09  timhortons:

readers feedback at chessbase

some say these some say that. this case judgement was now thrown to the bar of public opinion.

many of those condemning this guy didnt even see his actual state during the tournament, its all base on how other see it, just like one kibitzer say naka is so rude on players stronger than him at icc, the guy saying dont even have an account at icc.

if you bring this to the court of law now withn Tkachiev with his lawyer and mr righteous accusing him of being in a state of alcohol intoxication that time he played a chess game together with his lawyer also, what are the chances that Tkachiev will be convicted?

a. b. c.

will hang him if his guilty after.

Sep-16-09  timhortons: 1.<arbiters should learn how to use breath alcohol test machine>.

this is better than letting chucky pee in a test tube..

2.arbiters should likewise learn how to use automated external defibrillator and should have a standbye one in cases of open and close tournament, most prefebrably open tournament where middle age player plays alot.As in the past month a case of sudden cardiac arrest while chess game is ongoing resulted to death.

i think this two is better done than having grandmasters undergo randonm drug evaluation during a tournament.

<if arbiter will be arm of this two thing nobody can bull--- an arbiter>

Sep-16-09  ontocaustic: arbiters should also just let players drink if they want to, we are all adults and maybe it helps tschaikov's nerves to have a little nip before and after/during a game, that way it's fair since the sober people are allowed to stay sober, and he wouldn't have to make up the excuse about self-medicating, fake an apology, and so on
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiskeyrebel: You make a good point. There's been no rule against drinking expressed by the directors at any USCF tournaments I've ever played at (I started in 1969). I've seen plenty of players sucking 'em up at bars in tournament hotels. Does anybody really care on the FIDE international level, unless a player loses it and starts making noise or disturbing other players in another way? I wish Eric Schiller would pop in and contribute his arbiter's point of view. Dr. Schiller? Are you out there?
Sep-19-09  hedgeh0g: I think this whole thing is being completely blown out of proportion. This is only "big" news in the chess world, which, let's face it, doesn't really have much news.

On a global scale, this is about as significant as your granny cheating at the Sunday bingo.

Sep-19-09  HeMateMe: Tal and a few others probably showed up still drunk, for a morning game, and no one gave a rat's behind about it. Maybe its a sign of the finely tuned media we have these days, and the automatic transfer of info on the internet. If some one gets a pimple, it gets twittered about.
Sep-19-09  Open Defence: if you say his name fast and loud it sounds like a karate chop
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Gesundheit!
Sep-19-09  Open Defence: that too!
Sep-19-09  Open Defence: apparently his chess skills are not to be sneezed at
Sep-19-09  MarvinTsai: a try on pun: a scotch game Morozevich vs Tkachiev, 2001
Premium Chessgames Member
  JointheArmy: Apparently there is a legitimate betting site that has these odds for Tkachiev.

<Tkachiev to lose any game because of arriving late 8/1

Tkachiev to be disqualified for being reported for playing drunk 25/1

Tkachiev to drink a full bottle of vodka at the same time he plays one game 100/1

Tkachiev to fall asleep during a game and losing on time 100/1

Tkachiev to throw up over the board during any game 200/1>

Nov-17-09  TheaN: ^although I smirked, they should so something about that. It's good for a laugh but it does continue the whole story. Which gives a lame aftermath a worse outcome, IMO. I think Tkachiev learned his lesson because the so well known story became public worldwide, I guess we'll never see it happen again.
Jul-09-10  LarsenBentYou: A modern day Tal, health wise.
Sep-04-10  nummerzwei: French line-up for Khanty-Mansijsk

<10. FRA (EloDS:2681, Kapitšn:Hauchard, Arnaud) Br. Name Elo FED
1 GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2632 FRA
2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2721 FRA
3 GM Fressinet Laurent 2718 FRA
4 GM Feller Sebastien 2649 FRA
5 GM Edouard Romain 2636 FRA

This has to be a mistake.

Premium Chessgames Member
  rogl: I recommend to take a look at Tkachiev's chess site A few examples of what the site provides are a couple of nice articles by Seirawan, an interesting interview with Grischuk and live computer aided(Houdini) coverage of the top tournaments.
Feb-23-12  Kramnikfan87: What's the matter with whychess web site?
Feb-24-12  bronkenstein: <Kramnikfan87: What's the matter with whychess web site?> It is frozen for quite some time , due to funding problems , and Tkachiev still (?) hopes that it might continue working someday , according to <polarmis>.
Feb-25-12  Nemesistic: This guy's beaten Chucky, Moro, and even the very pleasant Korchnoi in 1994, but his finest and most famous achievement in his chess career to date has to be in 93 when he played and beat AJ Goldsby! According to AJ Goldsby this guy was a total unknown, unrated back then though!!!

Should i laugh or cry in frustration at Goldsby, because he really sickens me with his BS!

Feb-26-12  JoergWalter: picture of Tkachiev

Feb-26-12  Nina Myers: Wow, what a jim-dandy! No wonder that the hormonal balance of Pensacolan Master got freaky during their game.
Mar-18-12  Brecker: Hm Vladislav likes to play the Slav... interesting
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  notyetagm: A powerful attacking game by Tkachiev to win the <GRAND PRIX OF GRANCE RAPID>.

[Event "GP of France - Nancy "]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2013.03.10"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Tkachiev, Vladislav"]
[Black "Dobrov, Vladimir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A57"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[SourceDate "2013.03.15"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. Nf3 b4 5. a3 bxa3 6. Rxa3 g6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. e4 d6 9. e5 Ng4 10. exd6 exd6 11. Bg5 Bf6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Be2 O-O 14. O-O Nh6 15. Qd2 Kg7 16. Ne4 Qe7 17. Bd3 Bg4 18. Qc3+ f6 19. Re1 Qd7 20. Neg5 Re8 21. Raa1 Nf7 22. Nxh7
An inspired shot that quickly opens up ♗lack's position. 22... Ne5
(22... Kxh7 would lead to a quicker defeat with 23. Qxf6 Bf5 g6 has to be protected somehow. 24. Rxe8 Qxe8 25. Bxf5 gxf5 26. Re1 and ♗lack has no defense.)
23. Nxf6 Kxf6 24. Nxe5 dxe5
(24... Rxe5 25. f4 $1)
25. f4 Qd6 26. Bxg6 Kxg6 27. fxe5 Qd7 28. Qg3 Qf5 29. e6 Qg5 30. h4 Qd2 31. Rad1

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