Josif Yefimovich Vatnikov
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1949 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2316
Overall record: +3 -10 =6 (31.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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|JOSIF YEFIMOVICH VATNIKOV
(born Feb-16-1923, died May-08-2013, 90 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)
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|He was an International Master.|
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|May-29-15|| ||Stonehenge: Obituary:
|May-29-15|| ||whiteshark: <Josef's site>: http://chess.vatnikov.com/default.asp|
<The essay on chess> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV8U...
|May-29-15|| ||perfidious: Vatnikov was Steven Winer 's coach in the late 1990s.|
|Dec-25-17|| ||whiteshark: Josef was an obscure international chess master whom my readers can be forgiven if they had never heard of. I certainly had never heard of Vatnikov before this weekend (except perhaps for a Geller-miniature where Josef was crushed in 17-moves Geller vs J Vatnikov, 1950). But Vatnikov was much more than a mere chess player, he was a multi-talented individual. Born in the Ukraine, he enlisted in the Red Army at age 18 and fought as a paratrooper.|
Surviving the war, Josef became a Doctor of Law. A journalist. For more than a quarter of a century he was also the Chief Coach at the Moscow State University before moving to the ‘States. Josef’s rich legacy is an amazing website and an equally amazing book, ESSAY ON CHESS which deals with episodes from his colourful life…
|Dec-25-17|| ||perfidious: Until Vatnikov moved to western Massachusetts and became, as noted above, Steven Winer's coach, the only way I knew of him was the miniature he lost to Geller, mentioned by Botvinnik in his 1947-70 collection of games.|
We met in the 1993 Vermont championship, my only loss in that event, in an Advance French.
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