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Anatoly S Lutikov
Number of games in database: 638
Years covered: 1949 to 1983
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545
Overall record: +214 -150 =267 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      7 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (108) 
    B31 B30 B90 B45 B42
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C78 C90 C68 C73 C77
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B10 B11 B13 B12 B14
 French Defense (19) 
    C15 C10 C00 C16 C17
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E20 E59 E46 E55 E41
 King's Indian (14) 
    E80 E76 E60 E92 E90
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (58) 
    C92 C72 C62 C74 C83
 Sicilian (22) 
    B32 B40 B33 B60 B43
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A50 A41 D02 E10 E00
 King's Indian (19) 
    E69 E92 E64 E94 E67
 Uncommon Opening (18) 
    B00 A00
 Dutch Defense (15) 
    A88 A81 A89 A85 A87
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1951 1-0
   Lutikov vs Tal, 1965 1-0
   Lutikov vs Tal, 1955 1-0
   Lutikov vs Velimirovic, 1966 1-0
   Lutikov vs V Osnos, 1965 1-0
   A Sokolov vs Lutikov, 1981 0-1
   Lutikov vs Hamerman, 1949 1-0
   Lutikov vs Y Sakharov, 1968 1-0
   G Fridstein vs Lutikov, 1954 0-1
   Lutikov vs F Silva, 1976 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   USSR Championship 1964/65 (1964)
   USSR Championship (1959)
   USSR Championship (1960)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)
   USSR Championship (1967)
   USSR Championship (1969)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The Chess Heritage of Anatoly Lutikov by Resignation Trap
   1967 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Univertal by StuporMundi
   Luis - e4, d4 by gaborn

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(born Feb-05-1933, died Oct-15-1989, 56 years old) Russia

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Anatoly Stepanovich Lutikov was born in Leningrad, USSR. He was awarded the IM title in 1967 and the GM title in 1974. He finished 3rd in the USSR Championship 1968-69, 2nd after Boris Spassky at Wijk aan Zee 1967, 1st at Dubna 1971, 1st= at Leipzig 1973 and 1st at Albena 1976. He was Moldovan champion in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1977. Lutikov passed away in Tiraspol, Moldova in 1989.

Wikipedia article: Anatoly Lutikov

 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 638  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Lutikov vs Hamerman 1-013 1949 URS chC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. Lutikov vs G Shakh-Zade  1-023 1950 TashkentC39 King's Gambit Accepted
3. Lutikov vs Bondarevsky  0-141 1951 URS-ch sfC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
4. Aronin vs Lutikov  0-147 1951 Leningrad-chC03 French, Tarrasch
5. Lutikov vs M Zvirbulis 1-025 1951 USSR Trade Unions T-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. Lutikov vs Estrin  0-133 1951 LeningradC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
7. Lutikov vs Korchnoi 1-024 1951 LeningradC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
8. Lutikov vs Taimanov 1-037 1951 LeningradA47 Queen's Indian
9. Lutikov vs Tolush  1-028 1951 Leningrad-chA08 King's Indian Attack
10. Lutikov vs Lisitsin  1-047 1951 URS-ch sfC44 King's Pawn Game
11. Lutikov vs Flohr  ½-½22 1952 Ch URS (1/2 final)D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. Lutikov vs B Baranov  ½-½22 1954 URS-chTC48 Four Knights
13. K Klaman vs Lutikov  0-139 1954 URS-ch sfC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. Lutikov vs V Sherbakov  0-148 1954 URS-ch sfE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
15. Lutikov vs E Zagorjansky  1-036 1954 URS-chTD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Polugaevsky vs Lutikov  0-137 1954 ch-RSFSRA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
17. Kholmov vs Lutikov  0-162 1954 URS-ch sfE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
18. Lutikov vs V Zurakhov  0-154 1954 URS-ch sfB25 Sicilian, Closed
19. Lutikov vs M V Shishov  ½-½62 1954 URS-chTE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
20. Lutikov vs E Kuzminykh  0-143 1954 URS-ch sfB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
21. Taimanov vs Lutikov 1-036 1954 USSRA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
22. G Fridstein vs Lutikov 0-159 1954 URS-chTE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
23. Lutikov vs P Kondratiev  0-146 1954 URS-ch sfA00 Uncommon Opening
24. Furman vs Lutikov  0-145 1954 URS-chTE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
25. Lutikov vs Krogius  ½-½28 1954 RSFSR-chB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
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Apr-04-06  AlexandraThess: God, forgive his sins!
Feb-05-07  tanuri: Why do you people cry so much?
Bidmonfa has lots of pictures, and you are not obliged to read his comments, I don't know why does it make your life so much more frustrating
Feb-05-07  GrandPatzerSCL: Good point, <tanuri>. I visit BIDMONFA's links at times; only when I am not familiar with the player.

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  TheAlchemist: Apparently Lutikov and Korchnoi were big friends. They would often write down whole games without even playing, sometimes one would win, sometimes the other, depending on the situation. Once they "played" a game in the King's Gambit that attracted theoretical attention, even Svidler much later told Korchnoi how he could improve on Black's play, but Korchoi jokingly responded he "had" to lose.
Feb-05-07  Resignation Trap: <TheAlchemist> You must be referring to this game: Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1951 .
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  parisattack: Lutikov played some interesting games. His Nimzovitch Defense to the KP was outstanding. He played the 1. e4, Nc6; 2. d4, d6; 3. Nf3, Bg4 variation well before Tony Miles popularized it. I'd like to see the Alburt-Lutikov Gunderdam Defense game if you're still around, monopole2313.
Feb-04-08  Resignation Trap: Here's another photo of Lutikov, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of his birth: .
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Picture when he was younger

In 1967, the year he received the IM-title, he was placed 2nd behind Spassky but ahead of e.g. Larsen at Hoogovenstoernooi (Wijk aan Zee) ... Final standings:


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  whiteshark: In his book, <The Reliable Past> Genna Sosonko quotes a Russian militia report from the times that the Soviet Union still existed: <"Citizen <A.S. Lutikov> in a state of extreme alcoholic intoxication was found dragging on his back another citizen, who was later found to be M.N. Tal.">

Here is the whole story by <Hans Ree>:

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  whiteshark: In a book review of Genna Sosonko's <The Reliable Past> I found some more stuff about Lutikov:

The best players of course live a good life, but professionals like e.g. <Anatoly Lutikov <(Luka)>> has a very tough life and their difficulties increases with age. Take a look at this excerpt from the portrait of <Luka>:

"Colleagues, friends, drinking companions. Lengthy drinking sessions. Merriment, exchanges of views, and conversations, the content of which was impossible to remember on the following murky morning. He possessed a rare constitution, and in his younger days he could calmly down a litre of vodka in an evening, or perhaps even more. In such a state he would become heavy, and the evening could end anywhere and at any unearthly hour. An extract from the militia records of those years. 'Citizen A.S. Lutikov in a state of extreme alcoholic intoxication was found dragging on his bag another citizen, who later was found to be M.N. Tal.'.....

..... The last period of his life was a difficult one. Deficiencies, camouflaged in youth by optimism and energy, become more evident in old age. In his case this occurred on the background of a severe, debilitating illness: the sugar content in his blood exceeded all permissible levels. He could no longer drink: his head would begin to swim after the first glass. He could no longer concentrate at the board, and his hands, which previously used to choose the required squares for his pieces, would now dispatch them into premature, cavalier attacks, easily parried by his opponents. Lutikov's attacks on the chess board began more to resemble ventures, the victim of which he became himself."


Aug-21-08  Woody Wood Pusher: This guy sounds like a legend, cheers Lutikov!
Aug-21-08  Alphastar: I don't understand all the fuss about BIDMONFA. There are loads of player pages on where there is no picture, however BIDMONFA's link does provide one. He usually also provides extra information like tournament wins.
Aug-21-08  zooter: Nice....Came from the page where he beat Tal and this guy looks like he could be a great player. Too sad that he didn't live more than 51
Aug-21-08  Alphastar: <zooter> Well, if he was born in 1933 and he died in 1989 as the biography above says, he lived longer than 51.
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  mastrocira: BIDMONFA seems to me interesting and
Aug-21-08  zooter: <Alphastar: <zooter> Well, if he was born in 1933 and he died in 1989 as the biography above says, he lived longer than 51.>

*cough* *cough* -- I mean 56. Still a young age to die

Feb-05-09  brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Lutikov.
Jul-21-09  hedgeh0g: User: BIDMONFA

BIDMONFA, Bidmonfa

Aug-30-09  outsider: I remember, when he died, [russian] "Chess Bulletin" (Shachmatnyj biuljetenj") 1989 No. 3 wrote that he committed a suicide
Feb-05-10  Broon Bottle: Outsider. You are one of the best present-day undiscovered talents. I thank you for showing a glimmer of light into what we are missing. ch-cheers
Feb-05-11  alfiepa: Another imagine of a young Lutikov there is in his obituary in the magazine " new in chess" 1992 - number 2 96 the title of the article is
The early creations of Anatoly Lutikov"
authors : Yuri Markov - Boris Shipkov.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <Anatoly S Lutikov>.
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  Caissanist: <outsider> If this is true, then Lutikov was by no means the only one. He was one of many middle-aged former Soviet chess professionals who, in Genna Sosonko's words, "simply did not have the means to exist". Others who committed suicide in the midst of horrific poverty included Alvis Vitolinsh and Karen Ashotovich Grigorian .
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  TheFocus: <There were quite a few in the chess world who had a sober outlook on life; but while taking this sober look at the world they could not help but start drinking> - Viktor Kortchnoi speaking about Anatoly Lutikov's love of the bottle in the Soviet Union.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Anatoly Lutikov.
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