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Victor Ciocaltea
  
Number of games in database: 491
Years covered: 1953 to 1983
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460

Overall record: +101 -131 =259 (46.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (92) 
    B93 B40 B88 B48 B90
 Ruy Lopez (46) 
    C94 C78 C98 C77 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (31) 
    C94 C98 C86 C95 C91
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B93 B90 B97 B99 B98
 French Defense (19) 
    C19 C02 C00 C11 C15
 Robatsch (13) 
    B06
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (62) 
    E63 E62 E80 E81 E97
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C72 C75 C73 C99 C74
 Sicilian (31) 
    B56 B58 B96 B33 B91
 Robatsch (16) 
    B06
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C99 C85 C84 C91 C96
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A56 A69
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Ciocaltea vs J Kozma, 1963 1-0
   V Ciocaltea vs L Masic, 1971 1-0
   R Dieks vs V Ciocaltea, 1975 0-1
   V Ciocaltea vs A Lombard, 1972 1-0
   V Ciocaltea vs Bruska, 1958 1-0
   Tal vs V Ciocaltea, 1967 1/2-1/2
   V Ciocaltea vs Karpov, 1972 1/2-1/2
   V Ciocaltea vs N Gaprindashvili, 1969 1-0
   V Ciocaltea vs Jansa, 1964 1-0
   V Ciocaltea vs Jansa, 1963 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Netanya (1968)
   Bucharest (1954)
   Havana (1965)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Dresden 1956 by Phony Benoni
   Dortmund 1973 by suenteus po 147
   Netanya-A 1968 by suenteus po 147

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VICTOR CIOCALTEA
(born Jan-16-1932, died Sep-10-1983, 51 years old) Romania

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Victor Ciocāltea was born in Bucharest. Awarded the IM title in 1957 and the GM title in 1979, he was Romanian champion in 1952, 1959, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975 and 1979. He won 1st prizes at Reggio Emilia 1966-67 and 1968-69, Dortmund 1974 and Bucharest 1975. His last tournament was Thessalonika 1983 where he finished 3rd. He passed away in Manresa, Spain later that year.

Wikipedia article: Victor Cioc%C3%A2ltea


 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 491  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tolush vs V Ciocaltea 1-0301953BucharestE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. Stoltz vs V Ciocaltea 0-1171953BucharestB50 Sicilian
3. V Ciocaltea vs Sajtar  1-0461953BucharestB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. Smyslov vs V Ciocaltea ½-½241953BucharestE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
5. Szabo vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½411953BucharestB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
6. O Troianescu vs V Ciocaltea  0-1321953BucharestB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
7. V Ciocaltea vs Golombek  0-1301953BucharestB10 Caro-Kann
8. V Ciocaltea vs Spassky  ½-½211953BucharestC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Sliwa vs V Ciocaltea 1-0351953BucharestA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
10. V Ciocaltea vs S Szabo ½-½231953BucharestC50 Giuoco Piano
11. V Ciocaltea vs Radulescu  0-1391953BucharestC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
12. O Barda vs V Ciocaltea  1-0701953BucharestA03 Bird's Opening
13. Petrosian vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½321953BucharestA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
14. V Ciocaltea vs E G Reicher  1-0341953BucharestC58 Two Knights
15. V Ciocaltea vs Filip  ½-½311953BucharestB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
16. Boleslavsky vs V Ciocaltea  1-0311953BucharestB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
17. V Ciocaltea vs Z Milev  1-0321953BucharestB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. G Barcza vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½591953BucharestE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. V Ciocaltea vs O'Kelly 1-0351953BucharestB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
20. O Troianescu vs V Ciocaltea  1-0621954BucharestE60 King's Indian Defense
21. V Ciocaltea vs Sliwa  ½-½571954Prague ztD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. V Ciocaltea vs E Paoli  ½-½411954BucharestA07 King's Indian Attack
23. V Ciocaltea vs Korchnoi 0-1661954BucharestA07 King's Indian Attack
24. V Ciocaltea vs G Kluger  0-1471954Prague ztE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
25. Balanel vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½661954BucharestE81 King's Indian, Samisch
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 491  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-26-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Victor Ciocaltea
Born 16th January 1932 in Bucharest
Died 10th September 1983 in Manresa
Awarded the IM title in 1957 and GM title in 1979.
He was Romanian champion 1952, 1959, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975 and 1979.
Jan-16-06  BIDMONFA: Victor Ciocaltea

CIOCALTEA, Victor
http://www.bidmonfa.com/ciocaltea_v...
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Jan-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Ciocāltea died at the chess table, while playing 4th round game at Manresa tournament. Cerebral apoplexy.
Jan-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Player of the day:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor...
He learned chess only at the age of sixteen.

Moskow 1956 http://www.ajedrezargentina.org/ima...

Notable game:
V Ciocaltea vs Fischer, 1962
(is it Fischer's most ignored lost?) :D

Mar-25-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: A memorial round-robin was played in Bucharest recently. I found out that a Canadian IM, Tomas Roussel-Roozman, was there. I don't know the results, but some games are in TWIC698.
Dec-31-10  castilho: There is a grammar mistake in the bio.
It should read "He won 1st prises at... ", simple past, instead of "He has won 1st prises at...", present perfect.
Jan-16-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Romanian Victor Ciocaltea became an International Master in 1957 and took 22 years to become an International Grandmaster in 1979.

who can beat that record?

Oct-07-12  Gallicrow: Enrico Paoli - IM in 1951, GM in 1996. However he was awarded the GM title honoris causa. See http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Jan-16-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Victor!
Jan-16-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: Ciocaltea might have held the record for biggest gap between IM and GM titles at the time but nowadays, the world senior champ gets the GM title, so several people have beaten it. Vladimir Okhotnik had a gap of 24 years, Larry Kaufman 28, probably there are others.
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