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Roman Dzindzichashvili
Number of games in database: 895
Years covered: 1957 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2550
Overall record: +323 -144 =374 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      54 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (44) 
    E60 E71 E73 E62 E90
 Sicilian (41) 
    B23 B22 B90 B30 B52
 English (36) 
    A15 A16 A10 A17 A13
 Reti System (35) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (30) 
    A30 A34 A32 A35 A39
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A46 E10 A45 A41 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B42 B22 B43 B83 B62
 King's Indian (39) 
    E62 E81 E94 E60 E91
 Queen's Indian (33) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14 E19
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A40 A46 E00 D02 A45
 Sicilian Kan (24) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Pirc (22) 
    B08 B07 B09
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 1-0
   O Dementiev vs Dzindzichashvili, 1972 0-1
   K Grigorian vs Dzindzichashvili, 1969 0-1
   Dzindzichashvili vs Tal, 1991 1-0
   Dzindzichashvili vs V Tukmakov, 1971 1-0
   Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz, 1991 1-0
   Dzindzichashvili vs Larsen, 1980 1-0
   E Lobron vs Dzindzichashvili, 1979 0-1
   Dzindzichashvili vs Ljubojevic, 1985 1-0
   Dzindzichashvili vs A Zaitsev, 1965 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1971)
   USSR Championship (1972)
   Hastings 1977/78 (1977)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978)
   Lone Pine (1980)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   RPaterno1's favorite games-Roman's Sicilian Def. by RPaterno1
   Dzindzi strikes! by backrank
   RPaterno1's favorite games- KIA Formation by RPaterno1
   RPaterno1's favorite games- Roman Dzindzi's KID by RPaterno1
   Hastings 1977/78 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1978 by suenteus po 147
   Tilburg 1978 by EmperorAtahualpa

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(born May-05-1944) Georgia (citizen of United States of America)
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Roman Yakovlevich Dzindzichashvili was born on the 5th of May 1944 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Awarded the IM title in 1970 and the GM title in 1977, he was Israeli Champion in 1977 and US Champion in 1983 and 1989. He left the USSR in 1976, lived in Israel until 1979, and then settled in the USA. He won the Lone Pine Open tournament in 1980 and led the US Olympiad team in 1984. He is a profound opening theoretician, notably contributing the Dzindzi-Indian Defense (1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 f5) and the "Djin" (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 a6 4.Nc3 b5!?).

Wikipedia article: Roman Dzindzichashvili

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 895  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Dzindzichashvili vs Zacharov 1-019 1957 Soviet Junior Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. Bondarevsky vs Dzindzichashvili 0-134 1962 TrainingB10 Caro-Kann
3. Dzindzichashvili vs Averkin 1-031 1964 URSE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. Gipslis vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½20 1965 TiblisiD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. Dzindzichashvili vs A Bokuchava 1-018 1965 TiblisiA00 Uncommon Opening
6. Soos vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½24 1965 TiblisiE70 King's Indian
7. Dzindzichashvili vs A Zaitsev 1-034 1965 Tbilisi (Georgia)E49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
8. Dzindzichashvili vs I Radulov  1-047 1965 TiblisiA30 English, Symmetrical
9. Dzindzichashvili vs W Balcerowski 1-050 1965 TiblisiE61 King's Indian
10. W Pietzsch vs Dzindzichashvili 0-133 1965 TiblisiB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. Dzindzichashvili vs Lilienthal  ½-½22 1965 TiblisiE60 King's Indian Defense
12. Dzindzichashvili vs Alatortsev  1-042 1965 TiblisiD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. L Navarovszky vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½25 1965 TiblisiE60 King's Indian Defense
14. Dzindzichashvili vs A Kolarov 1-041 1965 TiblisiE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
15. A Buslaev vs Dzindzichashvili 0-146 1965 TiblisiD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
16. Kholmov vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½31 1965 TiblisiB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. Dzindzichashvili vs R Fuchs  ½-½23 1965 TiblisiA00 Uncommon Opening
18. R Bogdanovic vs Dzindzichashvili  1-050 1965 TiblisiB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
19. G Akopian vs Dzindzichashvili  1-042 1966 Ch URS (1/2 final)B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
20. Gurgenidze vs Dzindzichashvili 1-021 1966 Tbilisi (Georgia)B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
21. Dzindzichashvili vs F Ignatiev  1-054 1966 Ch URS (1/2 final)B40 Sicilian
22. Dzindzichashvili vs Nikitin 1-018 1966 USSRC17 French, Winawer, Advance
23. Dzindzichashvili vs J Klovans  ½-½41 1966 Ch URS (1/2 final)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
24. Dzindzichashvili vs G Borisenko  0-120 1966 Ch URS (1/2 final)C48 Four Knights
25. Dzindzichashvili vs Gurgenidze  1-030 1966 TournamentD97 Grunfeld, Russian
 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 895  PGN Download
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  wordfunph: Got chess lessons videos of you GM Roman, happy birthday GM!
May-05-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
May-05-09  Riverbeast: Happy Birthday, Roman...And happy Cinco De Mayo!
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  Phony Benoni: Probably the best way to search for him is to type "Roman", taking advantage of the search engine indexing first names.
Nov-16-09  The Rocket: this guy is said to be a calculating machine:D

the greatest calculator since the days of Alekhine perhaps?.

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  wordfunph: more chess videos to come...

happy 66th birthday Roman!

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  HeMateMe: I remember seeing him huslting chess on 42nd Street, years ago.
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  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe> I heard a story about one of his hustles but I don't think I can put it in writing legally.

<Shams: <wolfmaster> with stress on which syllable?>

I was told that it is:

d zind ZEE hash VEE lee

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  chancho: I saw him (just like in the above photo) with a ton of video cassettes to his Roman Forum series many years ago.
Jul-10-10  rapidcitychess: <MaxxLange> Where I live, there is a 111 on the top 200 list. :(
Sep-09-10  elohah: Roman Dzindzicashvili.
Mar-20-11  jbtigerwolf: I can't find any example of his Dzindzi-Indian defense anywhere.
Jul-23-11  KingsExecutor: Does anyone know how to contact Roman? please no weak suggestions, only facts please :)
Aug-05-11  BobCrisp: <It is rumoured that a very large grandmaster, with a very large name, has moved from the Soviet Union to Israel, Germany, Holland and the USA in turn leaving unrepaid borrowings or debts behind him in each of these countries totalling some tens of thousands of pounds and is now being sought by the New York police.>

<CHESS>, April-May 1981.

Hmmm, any thoughts on who this might be?

Aug-05-11  Strongest Force: When Roman became a friend I had to hear him badmouth two of my other friends: Fred Waitzkin and Max Dlugy.
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  Fusilli: <Bob Crisp> <Strongest Force> Sounds like one more nice, ethically exemplary, socially well-adjusted grandmaster.
Aug-05-11  BobCrisp: Did he ever ask for a loan?
Aug-05-11  BobCrisp: <Roman>'s picture is a cross between <Eric Cantona>, <George Best> and <Bob Hoskins>.
May-05-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM (and awesome Chess Teacher) Dzindzichashvili!


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  rogl: I first heard about Dzindzi around 1995 when Judit Polgar made her first appearance on ICS(before it became I$$). They played a 5 minutes blitz where Judit tried a Benkö gambit and, to my big surprise, lost. Any fellow chessgamer following that game?
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  offramp: Does anyone else think it's odd that a Jewish Mum & Dad would call their son Roman?

I mean, what have the Romans ever done for us?

There's Roman Polanski & Roman Abramovich as well - The Dzinn is not alone.

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  Jim Bartle: "I mean, what have the Romans ever done for us?"

The aqueduct?

Feb-16-13  tzar: I dont know what sort of finantial problems did Roman had or left behind but as a chess teacher he is great....maybe he needed money for his videos in was then for a good cause!
Apr-13-13  Conrad93: <The aqueduct?>
Someone has been watching Monty Python...
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