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Aleksander Sznapik
Number of games in database: 279
Years covered: 1969 to 1993
Last FIDE rating: 2390 (2410 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480
Overall record: +61 -111 =107 (41.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B06 Robatsch (16 games)
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C05 French, Tarrasch (8 games)
B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack (7 games)
E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1 (7 games)
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(born Feb-10-1951, 67 years old) Poland

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Aleksander Sznapik was born in Warsaw. Awarded the IM title in 1977, he was Polish champion in 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1991. Winner of Warsaw 1979.

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 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 279  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Karpov vs Sznapik 1-0281969Wch U20 prel-BB50 Sicilian
2. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  ½-½271970POL-ch 27thB44 Sicilian
3. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  ½-½191971POL-ch 28thB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  1-0521972POL-ch 29thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. Sliwa vs Sznapik 0-1201972POL-ch 29thA20 English
6. Myagmarsuren vs Sznapik  1-0611972Rubinstein Memorial 10thB02 Alekhine's Defense
7. Sznapik vs Razuvaev  0-1381972Rubinstein Memorial 10thB06 Robatsch
8. Sznapik vs Vasiukov  ½-½291972Rubinstein Memorial 10thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Smejkal vs Sznapik  1-0401972Rubinstein Memorial 10thA04 Reti Opening
10. Sznapik vs Lutikov  0-1611972Rubinstein Memorial 10thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. Sznapik vs Ribli  ½-½281972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. Sznapik vs Karpov  0-1351972Chess Olympiad Final-AA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Matulovic vs Sznapik  1-0361972Chess Olympiad Final-AC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
14. Sznapik vs Plachetka  1-0531973LublinC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
15. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  0-1421973POL-ch 30thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Balashov vs Sznapik  ½-½281973EUR-chT (Men) 5thB06 Robatsch
17. W Schmidt vs Sznapik  1-0371974Goglidze MemorialA04 Reti Opening
18. Bagirov vs Sznapik  1-0521974TbilisiE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
19. N Gaprindashvili vs Sznapik  ½-½531974Goglidze MemorialB06 Robatsch
20. Sznapik vs Keene 1-0391974Goglidze MemorialE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
21. W Schmidt vs Sznapik  ½-½261974POL-ch 31thA04 Reti Opening
22. W Schmidt vs Sznapik  ½-½111974Rubinstein Memorial 12thA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Sznapik vs Suetin  ½-½401974Rubinstein Memorial 12thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Sznapik vs J Lechtynsky  ½-½421974Rubinstein Memorial 12thC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Tseshkovsky vs Sznapik  1-0361974SochiB06 Robatsch
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Feb-10-07  BIDMONFA: Aleksander Sznapik

SZNAPIK, Aleksander

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  whiteshark: <Player of the Day> Aleksander Sznapik
Why haven't I ever heard of him?

OlimpBase: Fide-Card:

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  Tabanus: Chessmetrics on IM Sznapik: <Best World Rank: #149 (on the March 1978 rating list)>

And 1500 GM's today. Life can be unfair.

Feb-10-13  YoungEd: When he played slowly, his opponents called him "Sznapik Turtle."
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: I remember a game from the 1970's that featured a knight sacrifice on f7 between Sznapik (W) and Bhend (B), but it's not in this database. Anybody else remember this game?
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  chancho: Sznapik, Aleksander (2345) vs Bhend, Edwin (2315)
Date: 1973-07-09
Event: European Team ch, Bath ENG
Round: 4
Result: 1-0
Opening: Sicilian Defense, Nyezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.Nc3 e6 8.Bg5 Nf6 9.O-O-O Be7 10.Rhe1 O-O 11.e5 dxe5 12.Qh4 Qc7 13.Nxe5 Rfe8 14.Rd3 Nd5 15.Rg3 Rac8 16.Nxd5 Bxd5 17.Re2 Qd8 18.Qh6 f6 19.Bh4 g5 20.Bxg5 fxg5 21.Rh3 Rxc2+ 22.Rxc2 Be4 23.Qxe6+ Kg7 24.Qf7+ Kh8 25.Ng6+ Bxg6 26.Qxg6 1-0

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <chancho>--That's a nice game, but not the one I was thinking of. Maybe I have the names of the players wrong.
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  perfidious: Unusual order to reach the commonly seen Chekhover line (B53) in Sznapik-Bhend; the irony is how that variation, used to avoid reams of theory in the main lines, became highly theoretical itself.
Jan-18-16  john barleycorn: Sznapik, Aleksander - Adamski, Jan 1-0
B85 Makarczyk mem
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. f4 O-O 9. Kh1 Nc6 10. Be3 Bd7 11. Qe1 b5 12. a3 Qb8 13. Rd1 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Bc6 15. Qg3 Qb7 16. Bf3 Rad8 17. Rfe1 a5 18. Nd5 Kh8 19. Nxe7 Qxe7 20. Bc3 Qc7 21. Qg5 h6 22. Qg3 Ng8 23. Re3 Rb8 24. Qe1 Ra8 25. Red3 Ra6 26. Qh4 Kh7 27. Re1 Qb7 28. f5 b4 29. axb4 axb4 30. Bd2 e5 31. f6 Nxf6 32. Bxh6 1-0

Here 18.Nd5 was introduced and the attack works well with a black rook on either d8 and/or e8.

this idea was copied in this beautiful and little known game Yemelin - Dydyshko (ol 1998)

1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 a6
6. Be2 e6
7. f4 Be7
8. O-O Nc6
9. Be3 Qc7
10. Qe1 O-O
11. Rd1 Bd7
12. Qg3 Nxd4
13. Bxd4 Bc6
14. Kh1 b5
15. a3 Qb7
16. Bf3 a5
17. Rfe1 Rfd8
18. Nd5 exd5
19. exd5 Be8
20. Rxe7 Qxe7
21. Re1 Qf8
22. Bxf6 Rd7
23. Be4 h6
24. Re3 Kh8
25. Qh3 gxf6
26. Qf5 Qg7
27. Rg3 b4
28. Rxg7 Kxg7
29. a4 Rc7
30. g4 Rac8
31. Qh7+ Kf8
32. Qxh6+ Ke7
33. g5 fxg5
34. fxg5 Bxa4
35. Qf6+ Ke8
36. g6 fxg6
37. Bxg6+ Kd7
38. Qf7+

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, IM Aleksander Sznapik.
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