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Nikolai Shalnev
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1987 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2295
Highest rating achieved in database: 2469
Overall record: +3 -7 =11 (40.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-16-1944, 75 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Germany)

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 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Shalnev vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1401987Saaremaa 18thC77 Ruy Lopez
2. M V Golubev vs N Shalnev  1-0361988Ch Ukraine (sf-B), SimferopolC14 French, Classical
3. I Nikolayev vs N Shalnev  1-0261988USSR Army-chTB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. N Shalnev vs Khmelnitsky 0-1181989Simferopol UKR-sfC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
5. N Shalnev vs J Aijala  ½-½601994Helsinki op1B01 Scandinavian
6. N Guliyev vs N Shalnev  ½-½14200420th Cappelle la GrandeB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. N Shalnev vs A P Santos  ½-½20200420th Cappelle la GrandeB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
8. E Gutschi vs N Shalnev 0-172010Pula OpenB20 Sicilian
9. N Shalnev vs V Havik 1-0412010Pula OpenC39 King's Gambit Accepted
10. T Mihalincic vs N Shalnev  ½-½162010Pula OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. N Shalnev vs T Wanderer 1-0312010Pula OpenB40 Sicilian
12. B Predojevic vs N Shalnev  1-0242010Pula OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. N Shalnev vs I Jelecevic  ½-½372010Pula OpenB58 Sicilian
14. F Gerola vs N Shalnev  ½-½112010Pula OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. N Shalnev vs A Ascic  ½-½142010Pula OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
16. E Dudas vs N Shalnev  ½-½82010Pula OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
17. N Shalnev vs V Georgiev  ½-½38201127th Cappelle-la-GrandeC77 Ruy Lopez
18. M Kravtsiv vs N Shalnev  1-043201127th Cappelle-la-GrandeB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. N Shalnev vs A Vovk 0-149201329th Cappelle-la-GrandeB58 Sicilian
20. N Shalnev vs J Lucas  ½-½44201329th Cappelle-la-GrandeC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
21. N Shalnev vs P Glod  ½-½20201329th Cappelle-la-GrandeC16 French, Winawer
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  Tabanus: It seems he has played about one tournament per year the last years. He's 2450 now:

Jan-25-11  Maatalkko: He appears to have bought his title, or at least be very rusty.

Mar-09-11  Caissanist: Shalnev has played in four open tournaments in the past year. He has made draws against much lower rated players in almost all his games, unburdening himself of about 100 rating points. I wonder how far down he has to go to get a rating that matches his playing strength.
Apr-08-13  Caissanist: Looks like he's got a way to go still, at this year's Capelle La Grande he played at a class A level.
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  perfidious: <Caissanist> Shalnev has had the privilege of working with me in secret training sessions, which explains the decline in his play. He's lucky I've retired from serious play, else he'd be at Class C level!
Aug-16-17  Caissanist: Hmm, apparently Shalnev or someone close to him didn't appreciate the summary of his career which I posted here eleven years ago, since that got deleted sometime in the last few months. The truth hurts, I guess.
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  perfidious: <Caissanist>, the deletion must have taken place a time ago, as there is no edit summary; on reading your post, I was curious to see what you had written, as I do not recall visiting this page since spring 2013. Must have been a hoot, though.
Aug-22-17  Caissanist: Since it would probably get deleted if I put it here again, I re-posted it in your personal forum. Didn't seem like much of a hoot to me, to be honest, but I guess he felt differently.
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  whiteshark: Nikolai Shalnev was awarded the GM title in 2001, aged 57.

It's indeed 'strange' that CB Megabase2017 has no games from 2008 until Febr 2004.

His German Wiki-page for further infos:

Fide history card:


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