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Vitali Golod
Number of games in database: 425
Years covered: 1984 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2542 (2532 rapid, 2574 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +162 -55 =197 (62.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (39) 
    E32 E36 E20 E37 E34
 King's Indian (30) 
    E94 E97 E92 E60 E91
 Slav (22) 
    D11 D12 D15 D17 D10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D37 D35 D30 D38 D39
 Semi-Slav (14) 
    D45 D47 D43
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A40 E00 A46 E10 A45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B32 B30 B28 B22 B40
 Ruy Lopez (33) 
    C77 C80 C99 C95 C97
 King's Indian (16) 
    E60 E92 E62 E81 E93
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 A45 E00 E10 A40
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C95 C99 C97 C90 C91
 Semi-Tarrasch Defense (11) 
    D41 D40 D42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Ciuksyte vs V Golod, 2003 0-1
   T Taylor vs V Golod, 2006 0-1
   I Sidorenko vs V Golod, 2004 0-1
   C Renner vs V Golod, 2013 0-1
   V Golod vs S Martinovic, 2000 1-0
   V Golod vs R N Vasiliev, 1993 1/2-1/2
   V Golod vs A Kozirev, 1993 1-0
   V Golod vs M Luch, 2011 1-0
   M Ginzburg vs V Golod, 2004 0-1
   V Golod vs Casper Rasmussen, 2000 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   Zürich Meister (2004)
   Isle of Man International (2007)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   National Open (2006)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   39th World Open (2011)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   TheSlab's favorite games by TheSlab

   T Baron vs V Golod (Dec-13-16) 1/2-1/2
   V Golod vs A Boruchovsky (Dec-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   Saar Drori vs V Golod (Dec-11-16) 0-1
   V Golod vs O Reshef (Dec-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   E Zanan vs V Golod (Dec-09-16) 0-1

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(born Jun-23-1971, 45 years old) Israel

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Grandmaster who was born in Lviv (Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union). He was Ukrainian champion in 1991 and Israeli champion in 2010.

Wikipedia article: Vitali Golod

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 425  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Golubev vs V Golod 1-015 1984 Novaya KachovkaB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
2. M Golubev vs V Golod  0-137 1987 Lutsk ch-UKR jrB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. V Golod vs M Brodsky  ½-½19 1988 UKR-chA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
4. Y Kruppa vs V Golod  1-071 1988 UKR-chB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. V Golod vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½80 1988 Ch UkraineA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. V Golod vs Y Shulman  1-028 1989 Bankia opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. L Totsky vs V Golod  1-048 1990 Ch Armed ForcesC55 Two Knights Defense
8. L Totsky vs V Golod  1-054 1991 Moscow (Russia)C55 Two Knights Defense
9. O Cvitan vs V Golod  ½-½24 1992 ForliE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
10. Igor Ivanov vs V Golod  0-160 1992 Forli opE92 King's Indian
11. V Golod vs Suba  ½-½44 1992 Olanesti 56/241B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
12. I Stohl vs V Golod  ½-½15 1993 Mlada BoleslavD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. V Golod vs A Bezgodov  ½-½14 1993 UfaA53 Old Indian
14. V Yandemirov vs V Golod  ½-½27 1993 UfaB40 Sicilian
15. V Golod vs Y Kruppa  0-143 1993 MinskE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
16. V Golod vs D Berkovich  ½-½21 1993 UfaB53 Sicilian
17. I Ibragimov vs V Golod  1-044 1993 UfaE81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. J Lechtynsky vs V Golod  1-058 1993 Ceske Budejovice opA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
19. V Golod vs Suetin  1-029 1993 It (cat.9)A57 Benko Gambit
20. Fedorov vs V Golod  0-141 1993 UfaC55 Two Knights Defense
21. V Golod vs R N Vasiliev  ½-½62 1993 UfaD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. B Annakov vs V Golod  0-135 1993 UfaE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
23. V Golod vs A Kozirev 1-0101 1993 UfaD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Gipslis vs V Golod  ½-½34 1993 It (cat.9)B30 Sicilian
25. V Golod vs A Potapov  ½-½23 1993 UfaC45 Scotch Game
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 425  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-09-04  shr0pshire: I was looking at the world open results, and it says Golod is rated 2788 USCF!?!. Clearly I thought this could not be, so I went and checked on and at 12-03 his rating was 2612 USCF. In less than three months later 02-04 he had a rating of 2788 USCF.

Does anyone know anything about this?

I checked his fide rating, and it is only 2538. How did his USCF rating get to be 250 points higher than his fide rating so quickly?

Jul-09-04  AgentRgent: Because his rating is still provisional...
Jul-09-04  shr0pshire: Okay thanks. That makes sense.
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  Sneaky: I don't know if they still do it this way, but when I signed up the provisional rating was calculated by making a list of the first 20 rated people you played. You added 400 points to every rating that you beat, and you subtract 400 points from every rating that beat you. Then you take the average and that's your intiial rating.

I could easily see a GM getting 2800+ in the USCF system if he got off to a good start.

Jan-30-06  BIDMONFA: Vitali Golod

GOLOD, Vitali

Jan-30-06  whatthefat: vitaligolod, golodvitaligolod, vitali. Golod?
Oct-17-06  Albertan: Golod was awarded the prize for playing the most brilliant game at the Men's European Club Cup. Here is the game in pgn format:

[Event "ECU Club Cup 2006"]
[Site "Feugen"]
[Date "2006.10.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Golod, Vitali"]
[Black "Akopian, Vladimir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2576"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackELO "2713"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Nxg6 hxg6 8.g3 Nbd7 9.Bg2 dxc4 10.Qe2 Bd6 11.Qxc4 O-O 12.O-O e5 13.Rd1 Qe7 14.Qb3 Rab8 15.d5 Nc5 16.Qc2 cxd5 17.Nxd5 Nxd5 18.Rxd5 e4 19.Bd2 f5 20.Bb4 b6 21.Rad1 Rbd8 22.R1d4 Kh7 23.Qd1 Bc7 24.Bf1 Rxd5 25.Rxd5 Rd8 26.Bc4 Rxd5 27.Qxd5 Qd8 28.Qf7 Be5 29.Kg2 Bxb2 30.h4 Kh6 31.Bxc5 bxc5 32.Qxa7 g5 33.Qxc5 g6 34.hxg5 Kxg5 35.a4 Bc3 36.Bd5 Be1 37.Kf1 Bb4 38.Qxb4 Qxd5 39.Qd4 Qa8 40.Kg2 Kh6 41.a5 Kh7 42.Qb6 Qd5
43.a6 Qd1 44.Qc7 Kg8 45.Qf4 1-0

Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: and that is one weird name. No arguments there
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  whiteshark: oh my golod
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  Tabanus: 4th in Agzamov Memorial (UZB) 23-31 March 2010:

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  Tabanus: 6th place in Biel Masters (Switzerland) 17-30 July 2010:

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  Penguincw: Not his birthday, but congratz for POTD.
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  ketchuplover: Rachel Gologorsky is a FIDE master apparently
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