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Alexander Chistiakov
Number of games in database: 131
Years covered: 1935 to 1981

Overall record: +37 -64 =30 (39.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (15) 
    B58 B40 B31 B51 B46
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C86 C71 C61 C77 C79
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D50 D53 D63
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
 French Defense (4) 
    C07 C16 C10
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (19) 
    C12 C07 C00 C11 C02
 French (12) 
    C12 C00 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A40 D02 A41 A46
 Dutch Defense (6) 
    A95 A91 A92 A97 A96
 French Tarrasch (5) 
    C07 C04
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B17 B10 B16 B14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Belavenets vs Chistiakov, 1938 0-1
   Chistiakov vs Shashin, 1960 1-0
   Chekhover vs Chistiakov, 1939 1/2-1/2
   Kotov vs Chistiakov, 1937 0-1
   Chistiakov vs Bronstein, 1947 1/2-1/2
   Ufimtsev vs Chistiakov, 1945 1/2-1/2
   Murey vs Chistiakov, 1969 0-1
   Nezhmetdinov vs Chistiakov, 1949 0-1
   Novotelnov vs Chistiakov, 1949 0-1
   Smyslov vs Chistiakov, 1946 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1939)

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(born Jan-22-1914, died 1990, 76 years old) Russia

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Alexander Nikolaevich Chistiakov was born in Moscow. He was awarded the Master title in 1938 and was Moscow Champion in 1950 [rusbase-1] with Yuri Averbakh.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Konstantinopolsky vs Chistiakov  1-0321935URS Masters corrB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
2. S Belavenets vs Chistiakov  1-0381937Qualification MatchD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Kotov vs Chistiakov 0-1701937Moscow-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
4. Chistiakov vs Kotov  0-1351938URS Ch sfC71 Ruy Lopez
5. Konstantinopolsky vs Chistiakov  1-0631938URS-ch sfA04 Reti Opening
6. Chistiakov vs F Bohatirchuk 0-1341938URS-ch sfC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
7. Dus Chotimirsky vs Chistiakov 0-1401938URS-ch sfA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Chistiakov vs B Verlinsky  1-0421938URS-ch sfC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
9. S Belavenets vs Chistiakov 0-1221938URS-ch sfC12 French, McCutcheon
10. Chistiakov vs S Von Freymann  0-1271938URS-ch sfC66 Ruy Lopez
11. Chistiakov vs V Makogonov  ½-½771939USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
12. Chekhover vs Chistiakov  ½-½261939USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
13. Chistiakov vs Kotov 0-1501939USSR ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
14. M Yudovich Sr. vs Chistiakov  0-1711939USSR ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
15. Chistiakov vs Tolush  1-0411939USSR ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
16. P Romanovsky vs Chistiakov  1-0391939USSR ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
17. Chistiakov vs I Rabinovich  ½-½311939USSR ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. Bondarevsky vs Chistiakov 1-0221939USSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Chistiakov vs S Belavenets  ½-½391939USSR ChampionshipE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. Ragozin vs Chistiakov  ½-½381939USSR ChampionshipE72 King's Indian
21. Chistiakov vs P Dubinin  0-1251939USSR ChampionshipC10 French
22. Botvinnik vs Chistiakov 1-0411939USSR ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Chistiakov vs Kan  ½-½421939USSR ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
24. Lisitsin vs Chistiakov  1-0411939USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Chistiakov vs Panov  0-1451939USSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-23-08  myschkin: . . .

Sep-07-09  Open Defence: did he do much work on the French Defence ?
Jul-13-10  Antiochus: Two games against Suetin probably were played by him: Suetin vs V Chistyakov, 1947 and Suetin vs A Chistyakov, 1951
Jan-22-14  Eastfrisian: Never heard of him before.
Jan-22-14  paavoh: I believe The French Tarrasch (C07) variation is named after him.

The line goes 1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 avoiding the isolated d pawn so typical to regular Tarrasch.

It is rather nice way of play for Black who should not stay passive though. White can convert his temporary lead in development to a long-standing advantage. I've tried it a few times.

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  Mating Net: Fine summary of the Tarrasch variation <paavoh> thanks.

Interestingly, all 4 of Chistiakov's notable games were with the Black pieces.

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  Domdaniel: I often play Chistyakov's 4...Qxd5 line in the Tarrasch French. Even on this site, the spelling of his name varies between Chistiakov and Chistyakov.
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  perfidious: <Dom> In the same manner as Korchnoi/Korchnoy.
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  Domdaniel: <perf> Not to mention Kortschnoj.
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  perfidious: <Dom> Then there is the early Informator standby Korcnoj.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander Chistiakov.

Thank you for your variation in the French. It has brought me some nice wins.

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