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Gennadi Timoshchenko
Number of games in database: 1,430
Years covered: 1961 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2457
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +566 -214 =649 (62.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (83) 
    E92 E94 E81 E97 E91
 Modern Benoni (58) 
    A57 A58 A70 A56 A61
 Sicilian (58) 
    B92 B84 B62 B42 B33
 Grunfeld (52) 
    D85 D87 D86 D97 D78
 Nimzo Indian (45) 
    E32 E41 E39 E34 E38
 Queen's Indian (39) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E19
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (162) 
    B33 B22 B90 B42 B43
 King's Indian (107) 
    E92 E62 E94 E81 E97
 Ruy Lopez (65) 
    C92 C91 C99 C84 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (44) 
    C92 C91 C84 C99 C93
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D31 D37 D30 D35
 Sicilian Najdorf (29) 
    B90 B96 B93 B91 B92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Timoshchenko vs M Kolcak, 1994 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs G Timoshchenko, 2002 1/2-1/2
   G Timoshchenko vs I E Shliahtin, 1990 1-0
   G Timoshchenko vs Karpov, 1967 1-0
   J Pokojowczyk vs G Timoshchenko, 1979 0-1
   I Veinger vs G Timoshchenko, 1998 0-1
   G Timoshchenko vs A Elfert, 2011 1-0
   G Timoshchenko vs L Lauer, 1998 1-0
   G Timoshchenko vs G Wachinger, 1989 1-0
   Ivanchuk vs G Timoshchenko, 1987 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Seniors Championship (2011)
   World Senior Teams +50 (2015)
   21st World Seniors Championship (2011)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR First League, Ashkhabad, 1978 by Phony Benoni
   benko, zairsev by salamunalaik

   🏆 World Senior Teams +50
   G Timoshchenko vs M Schoeneberg (Mar-04-15) 1-0
   Uhlmann vs G Timoshchenko (Mar-03-15) 0-1
   G Timoshchenko vs T Paehtz Sr (Mar-02-15) 1-0
   R M McKay vs G Timoshchenko (Mar-01-15) 1/2-1/2
   R Tischbierek vs G Timoshchenko (Feb-28-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-27-1949, 69 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Slovakia)
[what is this?]
Gennadi Anatolyevich Timoshchenko was born in Chelyabinsk*. He was awarded the IM title in 1976 and the GM title in 1980. In tournaments he was 1st at Polanica Zdroj 1976, 1st at Varna 1977, 1st at Slupsk 1979, 1st= at Helsinki 1986 and 5th= at Plovdiv 1988. In 1989 he won the Keres memorial, sharing 1st place with Lembit Oll and Jaan Ehlvest. Timoshchenko is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2010).

*Wikipedia article: Chelyabinsk

 page 1 of 58; games 1-25 of 1,430  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Timoshchenko vs Karpov 0-1531961RUS-ch JuniorsC10 French
2. V S Kirpichnikov vs G Timoshchenko  0-1491966URS-chTB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. G Timoshchenko vs Shutrov  ½-½291966URS-chTB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. M Dvoretsky vs G Timoshchenko 1-0391966URS-chTA25 English
5. G Timoshchenko vs S Mironov  1-0571966URS-chTB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. G Timoshchenko vs A Melnikov  1-0391966URS-chTC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. G Timoshchenko vs I Figler  ½-½311966URS-chTD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
8. P Viner vs G Timoshchenko  0-1451966URS-chTE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
9. N Rashkovsky vs G Timoshchenko  0-1331966URS-chTA07 King's Indian Attack
10. G Timoshchenko vs M Steinberg  0-1451966URS-chTC07 French, Tarrasch
11. G Timoshchenko vs Karpov  0-1451966URS-ch U18C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Spassky vs G Timoshchenko 1-0381967LeningradD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. S Zhukhovitsky vs G Timoshchenko  1-0381967RUS SpartakiadA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
14. G Timoshchenko vs V Shtukaturkin  1-0241967RUS SpartakiadB06 Robatsch
15. Y Kotkov vs G Timoshchenko  0-1601967URS olB33 Sicilian
16. G Timoshchenko vs Karpov 1-054196701, MoscowC24 Bishop's Opening
17. Podgaets vs G Timoshchenko  0-1321968URS-ch U26B33 Sicilian
18. Kupreichik vs G Timoshchenko 1-0271968URSC02 French, Advance
19. Tseshkovsky vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½321968URS-ch U26C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
20. G Timoshchenko vs S Kupka  ½-½341969VilniusB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. G Timoshchenko vs K Grigorian  1-0451969VilniusB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. H Westerinen vs G Timoshchenko  1-0651969VilniusC77 Ruy Lopez
23. G Timoshchenko vs A Butnorius 0-1421969Vilnius (Lithuania)C45 Scotch Game
24. Razuvaev vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½281969VilniusE09 Catalan, Closed
25. B A Zlotnik vs G Timoshchenko  0-1451969URS-ch Young MastersB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 58; games 1-25 of 1,430  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Is Gennadi Timoshchenko related to Georgy Timoshenko. Is the spelling difference significant?
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  Honza Cervenka: <Is the spelling difference significant?> Yes, it is. Both surnames are similar but not same.
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  Benzol: <Honza> They are not related then? I thought it might be down to the English translation of the name.
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  Honza Cervenka: <Benzol> Almost certainly they are not related. Both are Ukrainians (although Gennadi Timoshchenko has now a citizenship of Slovakia) and their surnames are very similar but it is just a coincidence.

By the way, since 1995 Gennadi Timoshchenko is as a Slovak player listed in FIDE register as "Gennadij Timoscenko" which is a Slovak (as well as Czech) phonetic transliteration of his name, of course without diacritical marks. See

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  Benzol: <Honza> OK, thanks mate. His picture looks like he's just come inside from somewhere very cold as his nose and lips are very red.
Apr-26-06  BIDMONFA: Gennadi Timoshchenko


Jun-21-06  Karpyan: At one stage he was Kasparov's trainer along with Alexander Nikitin
Apr-27-09  WhiteRook48: why are all his notable games with black?
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM Gennady Timoshchenko studied a database of 150,000 games and came to the conclusion that BxN often makes sense in the opening because a Knight is simply the more useful piece then.
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  Tabanus: Yesterday in Thessaloniki, Greece he placed 3rd in the European senior championship 2010:

Apr-27-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy birthday, GM Timoshchenko!


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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Timoshchenko!
Apr-27-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Gennadi Timoshchenko.
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