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Alexander Raetsky
Number of games in database: 169
Years covered: 1988 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2380 (2398 rapid, 2205 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2465

Overall record: +53 -51 =63 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E00 E10 A45 A40 D01
 Catalan (9) 
    E06 E04 E09
 King's Indian (9) 
    E73 E60 E75
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D91 D85
 Sicilian (6) 
    B53 B27 B42 B28
 Slav (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (24) 
    D20 D27 D26 D22 D25
 Sicilian (11) 
    B45 B30 B62 B51 B50
 Petrov (11) 
    C42 C43
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A20 A21 A28
 Reti System (6) 
 Chigorin Defense (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Raetsky vs Wolfgang Schmid, 2012 1-0
   M Brodsky vs A Raetsky, 2004 0-1
   A Raetsky vs G Salem, 2001 1-0
   A Raetsky vs K Mona, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Swiss Championship (2005)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2017)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)

   🏆 Abu Dhabi Masters
   A Raetsky vs Valery Sviridov (Aug-22-17) 0-1
   Vugar Manafov vs A Raetsky (Aug-21-17) 0-1
   A Raetsky vs E Hakobyan (Aug-20-17) 1-0
   A Raetsky vs S Fadeev (Aug-19-17) 0-1
   C Sakshi vs A Raetsky (Aug-19-17) 0-1

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(born Oct-17-1961, 58 years old) Russia

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Alexander Viktorovich Raetsky was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2005. He wrote "Starting Out: Benoni Systems".

Last updated: 2018-06-09 16:06:30

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y R Yakovich vs A Raetsky  0-1401988RSFSR-chE20 Nimzo-Indian
2. A Raetsky vs Antoshin  ½-½401988RSFSR-chD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Kholmov vs A Raetsky 1-0411988RSFSR-chC42 Petrov Defense
4. Svidler vs A Raetsky 1-0501989VoroshilovgradC47 Four Knights
5. Movsesian vs A Raetsky 1-0371992Pardubice opC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
6. Shevchenko vs A Raetsky 0-1241992RussiaC34 King's Gambit Accepted
7. A Raetsky vs J Lechtynsky  ½-½221992Pardubice opE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. M Brodsky vs A Raetsky  ½-½431993Rostov-on-Don OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
9. A Raetsky vs Hertneck  ½-½311993Zillertal opA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
10. A Raetsky vs A M Galliamova  0-1611993Rostov-on-Don OpenD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. Bagirov vs A Raetsky  1-0671994Giessen opA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
12. R Tischbierek vs A Raetsky  1-0391994BielC26 Vienna
13. A Raetsky vs V Tukmakov  ½-½341994Biel MTO opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A Raetsky vs Glek  ½-½371994Bad Ragaz opE73 King's Indian
15. J Gdanski vs A Raetsky 0-1471994BielC23 Bishop's Opening
16. P Haba vs A Raetsky  0-1371995Donau opC42 Petrov Defense
17. A Raetsky vs V Tukmakov  ½-½291995Biel MTO opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
18. M Djurkovic vs A Raetsky  ½-½481995Donau opD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Hertneck vs A Raetsky  ½-½161995Werfen op-AD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. O Maiorov vs A Raetsky  1-0331995KrasnodarC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
21. A Raetsky vs J Boey  1-0391995It (active), IVD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
22. D B Gurevich vs A Raetsky  1-0521995Bern openD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
23. V Tukmakov vs A Raetsky  1-0371995Bern openD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. M Brodsky vs A Raetsky  ½-½431996Yerevan opA28 English
25. A Raetsky vs E de Kleuver  ½-½461996Reykjavik OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
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  Tabanus: GM Alexander Raetsky, Russia, born 17 October 1961. Now rated 2435,

IM in 1992. Rating peak 2510 in 1995. GM in 2005. Chess trainer

Frequent contributor to 64 and New in Chess. Author (with Maxim Chetverik) of several books (Everyman Chess):

The Classical Sicilian (2007)
Boris Spassky: master of initiative (2006)
Queen's Gambit Accepted (2006)
Petroff Defence (2005)
Mikhail Tal, Tactical chess genius (2004)
The Catalan (2004)
Alexander Alekhine: Master of Attack (2004)
English...e5: The Reversed Sicilian Lines (2003)
Meeting 1.e4 (2001)

Pictures: (2nd from left, with pupils from UAE)

Winner of Abu Dhabi Open three days ago:

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  wordfunph: GM Raetsky is also the co-author of the book Starting Out: Benoni Systems

my friend <spawn2> gifted me a book Boris Spassky Master of Initiative by Raetsky & Chetverik, a good read at 9/10 rating.

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  wordfunph: from Jacob Aagaard & John Shaw's Experts vs. the Sicilian..

<42-year-old Alexander Raetsky made his first GM norm after 9, 10 and 11 rounds of the Biel Open 2004, but was unfortunately given one and not three norms for the effort.>

finally pocketed his GM title in 2005 :)

May-17-17  BIDMONFA: Alexander Raetsky

RAETSKY, Alexander

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