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Amatzia Avni
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1981 to 1993
Last FIDE rating: 2350
Overall record: +2 -2 =3 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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A40 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)

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AMATZIA AVNI
(born Dec-17-1954, 59 years old) Israel

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Israeli psychologist. He is a FIDE master in OTB and composition and author of several chess books. He is a former editor of the Israeli chess magazine "Schahmat".

 page 1 of 1; 7 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Avni vs V Arapovic  1-052 1981 Biel MTO opA40 Queen's Pawn Game
2. V Beim vs A Avni  ½-½50 1990 ISR-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Svidler vs A Avni 1-029 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openC05 French, Tarrasch
4. A Avni vs G Schwartzman  ½-½41 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. M Peek vs A Avni  0-133 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openA50 Queen's Pawn Game
6. V Nevednichy vs A Avni 1-032 1993 EUCup Gr2B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. A Scetinin vs A Avni  ½-½30 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openC02 French, Advance
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Avni wins | Avni loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-05  mynameisrandy: "There are many positions in which one cannot get away with "general principles" or knowledge: one must roll up one's sleeves get down to "If I go here, he might go there and then..."

Great quote of the day. This is something we all can identify with, I think. I love that point in the game. It's always the tensest. One wrong move...

Aug-12-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: Yeah, I usually mess up with the first such move. "I go there, he must go there..." but he somohow goes someplace else...
Aug-12-05  Giancarlo: I think alot of the times, we think:

" If I go there, I want him to go there "

:-)

Mar-12-06  THE pawn: I said so many times to myself: '' Hum, I have right in front of my face the very refutation of the sacrifice I wanna play. Oh well, he's no grandmaster...he won't see it!''

...
until he sees the correct defense.

Nov-26-06  Manic: lol, <THE pawn>, I play a really rarely seen opening where that is the exact case except I play an odd move instead of a sacrifice, and in all the times I've played it, I've only seen the refutation twice.
Mar-25-07  atripodi: Avni is an FM in both OTB play and composition. I know Nunn, Mestel, and Ram Soffer are GMs both OTB and in problem solving. But is anyone doing better at both OTB and composing than Avni (ie, any IMs in both, GM in one and FM in the other, etc.)?
Apr-04-07  atripodi: Seems I've answered my own question. <Yochanan Afek> from Israel is an IM in both OTB and composition (as well as being an international arbiter of both). Guess I'll pose the same question on his board.
Jul-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "No position is so strong that it cannot be ruined by some bad play."

-- Amatzia Avni (should make it as QotD, someday)

Jul-05-09  myschkin: . . .

"Inside Avni's Mind"

http://www.chessville.com/Avni/inde...

Oct-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: new book by FM Amatzia Avni - The Amazing Chess Adventures of Baron Munchausen..

http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Chess...

Mar-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Psychological research shows that <creative people> are distinguished, inter alia, by the following characteristics:

< being sensitive to change and ready to respond to it even if it means discarding well prepared programmes;

< being highly tolerant of ambiguity;

< a willingness to take risks;

< and the ability to approach problems by non-conformist methods'.>>>>

-Amatzia Avni; Creative Chess

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