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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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B84 B46 B81 B33 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (21) 
    B84 B81 B83 B80 B85
 French Defense (16) 
    C05 C18 C11 C06 C07
 Sicilian Taimanov (15) 
    B46 B47 B45 B49
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C72 C92 C97 C67 C93
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C05 C06 C07 C09 C03
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (58) 
    E97 E98 E63 E84 E71
 Robatsch (18) 
    B06
 Sicilian (10) 
    B78 B36 B44 B50 B81
 English (9) 
    A10 A16 A15
 Pirc (9) 
    B08 B09
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A56 A57 A65 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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ALEKSANDER SZNAPIK
(born Feb-10-1951, 65 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.

Wikipedia article: Aleksander Sznapik


 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. Sznapik vs Razuvaev  0-138 1972 Rubinstein memB06 Robatsch
5. Sznapik vs Ribli  ½-½28 1972 Skopje (ol)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. Sznapik vs Lutikov  0-161 1972 Rubinstein memB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. Smejkal vs Sznapik  1-040 1972 Rubinstein memB06 Robatsch
8. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  1-052 1972 POL-ch 29thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Sznapik vs Vasiukov  ½-½29 1972 Rubinstein memB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Matulovic vs Sznapik  1-036 1972 Skopje ol (Men) fin-AC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
11. Myagmarsuren vs Sznapik  1-061 1972 Polanica Zdroj itB02 Alekhine's Defense
12. Sliwa vs Sznapik 0-120 1972 POL-ch 29thA20 English
13. Sznapik vs Karpov  0-135 1972 06, Skopje ol finalB40 Sicilian
14. Sznapik vs Plachetka  1-053 1973 LublinC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
15. Sznapik vs W Schmidt  0-142 1973 POL-ch 30thB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Balashov vs Sznapik  ½-½28 1973 BathB06 Robatsch
17. W Schmidt vs Sznapik  1-037 1974 Goglidze memA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
18. Sznapik vs Rashkovsky  ½-½23 1974 SochiA30 English, Symmetrical
19. Sznapik vs J Lechtynsky  ½-½42 1974 Rubinstein memC06 French, Tarrasch
20. Sznapik vs Suetin  ½-½40 1974 Polanica Zdroj (Poland)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Sznapik vs G Forintos  0-117 1974 SochiB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. Sznapik vs S Garcia Martinez  1-070 1974 SochiA34 English, Symmetrical
23. Sznapik vs Kholmov  ½-½38 1974 SochiC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
24. Bagirov vs Sznapik  1-052 1974 TbilisiE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
25. Smyslov vs Sznapik  1-033 1974 SochiE61 King's Indian
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 264  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-07  BIDMONFA: Aleksander Sznapik

SZNAPIK, Aleksander
http://www.bidmonfa.com/sznapik_ale...
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Feb-10-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Player of the Day> Aleksander Sznapik
Why haven't I ever heard of him?

Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksa...
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksa...
OlimpBase: http://www.olimpbase.org/playerse/u... Fide-Card: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Feb-10-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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."
Nov-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
Nov-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Nov-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Nov-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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+

Feb-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, IM Aleksander Sznapik.
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