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Igor V Glek
Number of games in database: 1,206
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2436 (2419 rapid, 2447 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601

Overall record: +468 -245 =407 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 86 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (190) 
    B30 B31 B90 B40 B52
 French Defense (62) 
    C01 C11 C05 C00 C07
 King's Indian Attack (52) 
 Three Knights (40) 
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C69 C92 C80 C60 C77
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B12 B10 B18 B17 B15
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (199) 
    C07 C11 C12 C02 C01
 King's Indian (132) 
    E94 E60 E81 E73 E92
 French (97) 
    C11 C12 C00 C13
 French Tarrasch (64) 
    C07 C03 C05
 Dutch Defense (50) 
    A90 A81 A96 A84 A87
 Sicilian (39) 
    B42 B56 B30 B43 B40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Glek vs S N Arkhipov, 2001 1-0
   Glek vs D Bunzmann, 2007 1-0
   Glek vs I Voss, 1991 1-0
   Glek vs Lanka, 1997 1-0
   Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 1-0
   Glek vs Romanishin, 1996 1-0
   G Orlov vs Glek, 1987 0-1
   Glek vs Granda Zuniga, 1997 1-0
   Glek vs A Rustemov, 2003 1-0
   Glek vs P K Wells, 1993 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   Linz (1997)
   56th Russian Championship (2003)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   I.V. Glek: Sicilian - Rossolimo by criff
   Glek 4 Knights (4 g3) Compiled by Bowen Island by fredthebear
   KP Kside Fio by fredthebear
   Glek 4 Knights (4 g3) by Bowen Island
   1999 Hoogovens (group B) by gauer
   Biel 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Sicilian by ChessPraxis
   Linz 1997 by Phony Benoni
   Sicilian Bb5 Compiled by ChessPraxis by fredthebear
   "E4 for the Creative Attacker" by AdolfoAugusto

GAMES ANNOTATED BY GLEK: [what is this?]
   Glek vs Hector, 1995

   🏆 13th Moscow Open A
   Kamsky vs Glek (Jan-30-17) 1-0
   Glek vs A Pridorozhni (Jan-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   Glek vs Z Andriasian (Oct-22-16) 0-1
   Motylev vs Glek (Apr-13-16) 1-0, rapid
   A Predke vs Glek (Apr-13-16) 0-1, rapid

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(born Nov-07-1961, 56 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)

[what is this?]
FIDE Senior Trainer and International Organizer Igor Vladimirovich Glek was born in Russia and has resided in Germany since the early 1990s. He became a Grandmaster in 1990 and is a recognised opening theorist, writer and chess organiser. The move 7...Na6 in the Classical King's Indian was made popular by him in the 1990s.

Wikipedia article: Igor Glek

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs Glek  ½-½651979Ch SU \\B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. V Vepkhvishvili vs Glek  ½-½621980Ch SU \\A48 King's Indian
3. Glek vs Kaidanov  ½-½241981KuibyshevA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
4. J Vetemaa vs Glek 0-1211981KuibyshevE97 King's Indian
5. V Grechihin vs Glek  ½-½311981KuibyshevB89 Sicilian
6. Glek vs V Baikov 1-0201982URSC42 Petrov Defense
7. Glek vs Beliavsky  ½-½451983MinskC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
8. Glek vs V Yandemirov 1-0221983URSC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
9. K Grigorian vs Glek  ½-½461983MinskD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Kholmov vs Glek  ½-½461983MoscowB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
11. Glek vs Anikaev  ½-½391983MinskA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
12. Glek vs A Sokolov  1-0421983USSR 36/284B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
13. Glek vs I Zaitsev  1-0411983MinskC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
14. Balashov vs Glek  ½-½201983MinskC07 French, Tarrasch
15. E Ubilava vs Glek  ½-½411983MinskA57 Benko Gambit
16. Glek vs Bronstein 1-0401983MinskA80 Dutch
17. Eingorn vs Glek  1-0531983MinskD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
18. A Sokolov vs Glek 1-0331983URSB56 Sicilian
19. Glek vs Rozentalis 1-0411983MinskE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. Kupreichik vs Glek  ½-½411983MinskB15 Caro-Kann
21. Glek vs Petrosian  ½-½501983URSA04 Reti Opening
22. Glek vs Gavrikov  ½-½471983MinskB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. Glek vs Bagirov  ½-½421983MinskD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. P Korzubov vs Glek  1-0801983MinskB20 Sicilian
25. Glek vs N Andrianov  0-1381983URSA43 Old Benoni
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-21-04  Halfpricemidge: Any relation to Schrek the movie star?
Aug-02-04  Knight13: <Halfpricemidge> I don't think so.
Sep-07-04  Helloween: No, but R Schreck might be.
Sep-07-04  Giancarlo: Anyone who plays Dutch has a special place in my heart!
Jan-11-06  LancelotduLac: Glek has an extensive and very creative opening repertoire
Nov-07-06  BIDMONFA: Igor V Glek

GLEK, Igor V.

Aug-09-07  pazzed paun: the selection of games on this page may not be complete but it would seem to show GLEK as having a rather narrow repertoire
Apr-06-13  Bowen Island: As a well known opening theoretician it is to be assumed that he may have focused on certain openings in specific periods in his life and thus appear to have a fairly modest repertoire. He undoubtedly immersed himself in these openings, understood them well and played them out as a means of testing his theories. Thus it would appear to be normal to expect at certain periods he would have an in-depth knowledge of several lines in a limited repertoire.

In going over some of his Four Knights (C47) openings one can see a pattern emerge whereby he would often play g4, sink a White Knight on f5, seek open lines for his two bishops, swing his rooks over to the King side, direct his Queen against Black's King and let loose through a sacrifice or by pushing his g or h pawn. I found this to be quite an instructional.

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  diagonal: Igor Glek, respected opening theory writer, senior trainer and chess organiser, was / is especially a busy Open and Team Event player.

In the mid 1990s, Glek achieved his peak FIDE rating with 2670 ELO (cg. figure 2601 ELO as highest number achieved has to be corrected), that means in July 1996 - Garry Kasparov was in the lead - a ranking as no. 12 of the World!

Glek's rating & ranking was even in his best years quite volatile, typical for a player who has to go through many Open, just a nose beyond to got regular invitations to closed top-tournaments.

Nov-07-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Igor Glek.
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