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Andrey Zontakh
Number of games in database: 223
Years covered: 1993 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2507
Highest rating achieved in database: 2582

Overall record: +69 -38 =97 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B90 B33 B45 B48 B32
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D43 D44
 Slav (9) 
    D16 D10 D15 D18 D17
 King's Indian (8) 
    E97 E92 E91 E95
 Catalan (8) 
    E04 E05
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B48 B45 B47
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B18 B10 B11 B14
 Sicilian (14) 
    B22 B58 B45 B40 B83
 English (14) 
    A13 A17 A19 A16 A18
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C01 C10 C02 C00
 French (8) 
    C11 C10 C00
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E21 E46 E30 E32 E54
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Velimirovic vs A Zontakh, 1998 0-1
   A Zontakh vs S Martinovic, 2000 1-0
   J Pinski vs A Zontakh, 2001 0-1
   A Zontakh vs S Yuferov, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Chigorin Memorial Open (2009)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championship: Higher League (2009)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   Russian Team Championship (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2019)

   🏆 Chigorin Memorial
   A Zontakh vs German Perov (Oct-10-19) 0-1
   Hayk Yeritsyan vs A Zontakh (Oct-09-19) 1-0
   A Zontakh vs I V Kovalenko (Oct-08-19) 0-1
   V Ponfilenok vs A Zontakh (Oct-07-19) 0-1
   A Zontakh vs Semen Kazmin (Oct-06-19) 1-0

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(born Nov-04-1970, 48 years old) Ukraine

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Andrey Rudolfovich Zontakh is a Grandmaster (1997).

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 223  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Matulovic vs A Zontakh  ½-½201993ArandjelovacB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
2. A Zontakh vs Velimirovic  ½-½381993Belgrade BeoprometB32 Sicilian
3. Tringov vs A Zontakh ½-½151993ArandjelovacB58 Sicilian
4. A Zontakh vs B Ivanovic  0-1361993PodgoricaB32 Sicilian
5. A Zontakh vs Velimirovic  ½-½281993ArandjelovacB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
6. A Zontakh vs Y Kruppa  ½-½141994Werfen op-AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. O Izchenko vs A Zontakh  0-1311994St Petersburg op2E73 King's Indian
8. A Zontakh vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½221994Sala opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Oral vs A Zontakh  0-1291995Sala opD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. G Timoshchenko vs A Zontakh  ½-½101995Werfen op-AD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. A Zontakh vs Movsesian  0-1401995Sala opB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. Ilincic vs A Zontakh  0-1411995YUG-chTD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Kholmov vs A Zontakh  ½-½651995Policka opB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. A Vospernik vs A Zontakh  0-14019953rd Portoroz OpenB20 Sicilian
15. Psakhis vs A Zontakh  ½-½1219953rd Portoroz OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. A Zontakh vs Ivkov  ½-½81995PozarevacE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. A Zontakh vs Velimirovic  ½-½751995PozarevacB32 Sicilian
18. A Zontakh vs Matulovic  1-0461995PozarevacB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. A Zontakh vs Matulovic  ½-½391996BelgradeB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. A Zontakh vs V Malakhatko  ½-½541998Krakow op-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
21. A Zontakh vs S Atalik  0-1321998TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. A Zontakh vs Y Shulman  1-0581998Novak Nikolic mem 1stE97 King's Indian
23. Matulovic vs A Zontakh  0-1401998Serbian-ch 29thB58 Sicilian
24. Miroslav Markovic vs A Zontakh  1-0431998Serbian-ch 29thB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. Velimirovic vs A Zontakh 0-1381998YUG-chTE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 223  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-10-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Andrey's games not given here:
Oct-10-05  AlexanderMorphy: Why does this databse choose these type of players as player of the day..i mena the guy might be good but why don't they put up more players like Fisher, Capa, Tal, Kasparov etc?
Oct-10-05  ughaibu: How long could keep selecting a 'player of the day' if they stuck to the players everybody's familiar with? And what's the point of having someone famous as player of the day? If you want to look at the games of Tal or Fischer use the search button.
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  Benzol: I wonder how many kibitzers actually look at the Player Of The Day's games if it isn't somebody well known?
Oct-10-05  AlexanderMorphy: <Benzol> exactly...i don;t mean a famous player everyday...but at least once a week a chess great to be named the player of the day. People who are new to chess and the site can learn about this player and look for his games!
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  IMlday: <Benzol> Often the less well-known the better (psychostrategically;) imo. <ughaibu> If you don't take membership at CG you miss some excellent features, like the full 'openings explorer', which would show you why Zontak is interesting. Club players who hold their own against GM's will always be interesting.
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  Benzol: Do kibitzers look at the Birthday list?

There is a good selection today.

<WTHarvey> is great at finding puzzles that aren't in the database. e.g. Ortvin Sarapu was the Player Of The Day on the 4th of October and there were two games postions that are not in the database yet. One was against FM Bruce Watson ( who was playing in the North Shore Open this last weekend BTW ) and the other I can't remember seeing before. But apart from Mr Harvey only <Granite> actually commented on one of Ortvin's games ( one of his wins against Cecil John Seddon Purdy from their 1952 Match ).

Oct-10-05  lopium: Anyway, when does Zontakh was born?
Oct-10-05  atripodi: <Anyway, when does Zontakh was born?> 1970 according to FIDE. Also, could you give a brief explanation of Zontakh's style IMlday?
Oct-11-05  lopium: Thanksxz atripodi.
Nov-04-06  BIDMONFA: Andrey Zontakh


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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the 8th Nabokov Memorial (Ukraine) 5-15 June 2010:

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  whiteshark: De Zon schijnt... :D
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