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Vladislav Tkachiev
Number of games in database: 926
Years covered: 1989 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2660 (2673 rapid, 2587 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2672
Overall record: +193 -70 =345 (60.1%)*
   * 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 (55) 
    E60 E63 E62 E67 E92
 Slav (44) 
    D12 D11 D10 D15 D14
 Queen's Indian (32) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16
 Catalan (31) 
    E06 E04 E01 E03 E02
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    E00 E10 D02 A40 A50
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (90) 
    C78 C84 C69 C64 C91
 King's Indian (51) 
    E63 E81 E94 E90 E67
 Queen's Pawn Game (41) 
    A41 D02 A45 D00 A46
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (32) 
    C84 C91 C88 C89 C90
 Pirc (30) 
    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 Ponomariov, 2008 1-0
   Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009 1-0
   Tkachiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 1-0
   H Spangenberg vs Tkachiev, 1997 0-1
   Morozevich vs Tkachiev, 2001 0-1
   Korchnoi vs Tkachiev, 1994 0-1
   Tkachiev vs Potkin, 2007 1-0
   Anand vs Tkachiev, 2001 1/2-1/2

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)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   French Team Championships (2011)
   Hastings 1997/98 (1997)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   Karpos Open (2015)
   French Championship (2012)
   Tata Steel Group B (2011)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   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, 42 years old) Russia (federation/nationality 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 38; games 1-25 of 926  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. Tkachiev vs Speelman  0-142 1993 LondonB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
4. Tkachiev vs W Watson 1-025 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. Sadler vs Tkachiev 1-044 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersA55 Old Indian, Main line
6. Tkachiev vs Portisch ½-½14 1994 TilburgB40 Sicilian
7. Tkachiev vs R Ye  ½-½23 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10C42 Petrov Defense
8. Tkachiev vs Lautier  ½-½26 1994 olB33 Sicilian
9. Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk  0-150 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active), IX, London (EnB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. Portisch vs Tkachiev  ½-½64 1994 TilburgE81 King's Indian, Samisch
11. Tkachiev vs P Nikolic 0-149 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active)C55 Two Knights Defense
12. J Ye vs Tkachiev  ½-½66 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10B06 Robatsch
13. Nunn vs Tkachiev  ½-½16 1994 It (open)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. V Malaniuk vs Tkachiev  0-133 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active), IXA48 King's Indian
15. Xu Jun vs Tkachiev  ½-½56 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
16. Shirov vs Tkachiev  ½-½16 1994 Moscow olm LAT-KAZE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. Tkachiev vs DeFirmian  ½-½15 1994 It (open)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Ivanchuk vs Tkachiev  ½-½30 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active), IX, London (EnB06 Robatsch
19. Portisch vs Tkachiev  ½-½98 1994 TilburgE73 King's Indian
20. Tkachiev vs V Malaniuk  1-045 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active), IXC55 Two Knights Defense
21. E Handoko vs Tkachiev  ½-½57 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10B08 Pirc, Classical
22. Tkachiev vs Morozevich  ½-½56 1994 opB40 Sicilian
23. P Nikolic vs Tkachiev  ½-½22 1994 Intel Chess Grand Prix (active)D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
24. Tkachiev vs Serper  0-132 1994 Jakarta, Cat.10B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Adianto vs Tkachiev  ½-½10 1994 It (open)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
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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
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  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
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  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.

Jul-21-11  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

Nov-09-15  gars: With all due respect, Ladies and Gentlemen, November 9th is and always will be Mikhail Tal's Day. He would be seventy-nine today.
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  juan31: without discrediting Master V. Tkachiev today is the birthday of the GMI of chess M. Tal.
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  OhioChessFan: He's beaten Pono, Chucky, MVL, Moro, and Korchnoi, and he's not worthy of being a player of the day?
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  juan31: Are quite different times and achivements the GMI, M. Tal was world champion and has inspired hundreds perhaps thousands of people to play chess. I dont say that Master Tkachiev Is someone to
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  perfidious: Indeed, Tkachiev is a formidable player; after all, to win in A J Goldsby vs Tkachiev, 1995 was no mean feat.
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  OhioChessFan: How could I have forgotten that epic victory?
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