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Illustration courtesy of Eric Petit.  
Bachar Kouatly
Number of games in database: 119
Years covered: 1975 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2450 (2455 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515
Overall record: +21 -45 =51 (39.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A69 A57 A67 A63 A56
 King's Indian (7) 
    E92 E94 E76 E77 E91
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A41 E10 A40 A46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D38 D31 D36
 Slav (4) 
    D14 D10 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D85 D86 D91 D84 D71
 Sicilian (20) 
    B32 B33 B45 B23 B31
 English (7) 
    A15 A16
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A22 A29 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kouatly vs The World, 2001 1-0
   Kouatly vs Piket, 1990 1-0
   Kouatly vs E Preissmann, 1983 1-0
   Kouatly vs Portisch, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)

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(born Mar-03-1958, 58 years old) Syria (federation/nationality France)

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Bachar Kouatly was born in Damascus, Syria. Awarded the IM title in 1975 and the GM title in 1989, he was French champion in 1979. In tournaments he was 2nd= at Marseille in 1988 and 2nd= at Geneva 1988.

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kouatly vs E Rayner  ½-½35 1975 Wch U20D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. Kouatly vs J Baart  1-041 1977 W/EU-ch U20 7677A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
3. Kouatly vs A Pacis  1-036 1977 Asian Junior ChampionshipA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
4. R Naranja vs Kouatly  1-044 1977 Marlboro Chess ClassicA16 English
5. Kouatly vs Yusupov 0-135 1977 Innsbruck, AustriaA44 Old Benoni Defense
6. Chandler vs Kouatly 1-038 1977 Baguio (Philippines)B33 Sicilian
7. Kouatly vs P Van der Weide  1-022 1979 Regency Masters BA80 Dutch
8. Kouatly vs C Van Tilbury  0-140 1980 World Chess OlympiadE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Ulf Andersson vs Kouatly  1-026 1980 Malta OLMA15 English
10. Kasparov vs Kouatly ½-½25 1981 Team ch World ( under 26 )D85 Grunfeld
11. Speelman vs Kouatly  ½-½29 1981 Ch World (team) (under 26)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. Yusupov vs Kouatly  1-040 1982 Toluca InterzonalD85 Grunfeld
13. Kouatly vs Spassky 0-140 1982 Toluca InterzonalE91 King's Indian
14. G Andruet vs Kouatly  ½-½21 1982 BagneuxD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
15. Balashov vs Kouatly  1-042 1982 Toluca InterzonalB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. M Trepp vs Kouatly  ½-½27 1982 Luzern ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
17. W Schmidt vs Kouatly  ½-½30 1982 Lucerne ol (Men)D85 Grunfeld
18. Seirawan vs Kouatly  1-074 1982 Toluca InterzonalA22 English
19. Kouatly vs Nunn 0-141 1982 Toluca InterzonalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. Kouatly vs Igor Ivanov  0-131 1982 Toluca InterzonalD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
21. Kouatly vs Portisch  ½-½50 1982 Toluca InterzonalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs Kouatly  0-124 1982 Toluca InterzonalB32 Sicilian
23. J A Rubinetti vs Kouatly  0-138 1982 Toluca InterzonalD85 Grunfeld
24. Kouatly vs Polugaevsky  0-143 1982 Toluca InterzonalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. Adorjan vs Kouatly  1-037 1982 Toluca InterzonalA34 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: This guy beat the world! What a strong player!
Sep-03-06  Manic: Lol nice picture
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: He looks like a Bank President or a Movie Mogul.
Sep-03-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <> The link to Eric Petit's website does not work!
Feb-28-07  Themofro: Love that picture.
Mar-23-08  wolfmaster: That picture looks a tiny bit more like a drawing than a photo... Anyone know whether it's a photo or a drawing?
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: This photo would be adequate:

Jun-10-09  hedgeh0g: Ah...the resemblance is uncanny.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "He sometimes seems to want to invent chess anew right from the first opening moves."

- GM John van der Wiel (on IM Bachar Kouatly in the 1985 Brussels tournament)

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: nice pic, that's my type of hair --- flat top! :)

happy birthday GM Kouatly!

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Here's a photo with beard:

For instance Bachar Kouatly is the editor-in-chief of the famous french chess magazine "Europe Echecs"

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Kasparov-Karpov 1990 WCh match by Bachar Kouatly:

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Bachar Kouatly emigrated to France after he became IM in 1975 and became in 1989 the first ever french GM !
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bachar Koualty.

Please give this guy a photo instead of a cartoon.

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