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Aleksander Sznapik
Number of games in database: 264
Years covered: 1969 to 1993
Last FIDE rating: 2390
Highest rating achieved in database: 2480
Overall record: +58 -105 =101 (41.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B84 B46 B81 B33 B83
 Sicilian Scheveningen (21) 
    B84 B81 B83 B80 B85
 French Defense (16) 
    C05 C18 C11 C07 C06
 Sicilian Taimanov (15) 
    B46 B47 B45 B49
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C92 C72 C99 C95 C97
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C05 C07 C06 C03 C09
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (58) 
    E97 E98 E63 E84 E71
 Robatsch (18) 
 Sicilian (10) 
    B80 B78 B36 B44 B50
 English (9) 
    A10 A16 A15
 Pirc (9) 
    B08 B09
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A56 A65 A57 A58 A75
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sznapik vs O Foisor, 1982 1-0
   Sznapik vs D Komljenovic, 1987 1-0
   Sznapik vs M van Gils, 1986 1-0
   Korchnoi vs Sznapik, 1982 0-1

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(born Feb-10-1951, 64 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 11; games 1-25 of 264  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Karpov vs Sznapik 1-028 1969 06, Stockholm Wch-jr preB50 Sicilian
2. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  ½-½27 1970 POL-ch 27thB44 Sicilian
3. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  ½-½19 1971 POL-ch 28thB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Smejkal vs Sznapik  1-040 1972 Rubinstein memB06 Robatsch
5. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  1-052 1972 POL-ch 29thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Sznapik vs Vasiukov  ½-½29 1972 Rubinstein memB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. Matulovic vs Sznapik  1-036 1972 Skopje ol (Men) fin-AC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
8. Myagmarsuren vs Sznapik  1-061 1972 Polanica Zdroj itB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. Sliwa vs Sznapik 0-120 1972 POL-ch 29thA20 English
10. Sznapik vs Karpov  0-135 1972 06, Skopje ol finalB40 Sicilian
11. Sznapik vs Razuvaev  0-138 1972 Rubinstein memB06 Robatsch
12. Sznapik vs Ribli  ½-½28 1972 Skopje (ol)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. Sznapik vs Lutikov  0-161 1972 Rubinstein memB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. Balashov vs Sznapik  ½-½28 1973 BathB06 Robatsch
15. Sznapik vs Plachetka  1-053 1973 LublinC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
16. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  0-142 1973 POL-ch 30thB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Sznapik vs Kholmov  ½-½38 1974 SochiC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
18. Bagirov vs Sznapik  1-052 1974 TbilisiE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
19. Smyslov vs Sznapik  1-033 1974 SochiE61 King's Indian
20. H Westerinen vs Sznapik  1-040 1974 SochiB06 Robatsch
21. Sznapik vs Keene 1-039 1974 Memorial V.GoglidzeE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
22. Tseshkovsky vs Sznapik  1-036 1974 SochiB06 Robatsch
23. Antoshin vs Sznapik  ½-½31 1974 SochiE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
24. Sznapik vs Sveshnikov  0-138 1974 SochiB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. Sznapik vs Jansa  0-160 1974 SochiB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 264  PGN Download
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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.
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