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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 in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (106) 
    B45 B31 B30 B90 B53
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C78 C90 C68 C77 C73
 French Defense (19) 
    C15 C10 C07 C05 C00
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B11 B12 B13 B10 B14
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E20 E59 E55 E46 E41
 Sicilian Taimanov (16) 
    B45 B48 B46 B47
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (58) 
    C92 C72 C74 C62 C83
 Sicilian (20) 
    B32 B60 B43 B93 B30
 Uncommon Opening (19) 
    B00 A00
 King's Indian (19) 
    E69 E92 E94 E67 E64
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A50 D02 A41 A46 E10
 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, 1955 1-0
   Lutikov vs Velimirovic, 1966 1-0
   Lutikov vs Tal, 1965 1-0
   Lutikov vs Y Sakharov, 1968 1-0
   Lutikov vs V Osnos, 1965 1-0
   Lutikov vs M Mukhitdinov, 1955 1-0
   G Fridstein vs Lutikov, 1954 0-1
   A Sokolov vs Lutikov, 1981 0-1
   Lutikov vs B Vladimirov, 1957 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 (1967)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)
   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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lutikov vs Hamerman 1-0131949URS chC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. Lutikov vs G Shakh-Zade  1-0231950TashkentC39 King's Gambit Accepted
3. Lutikov vs Korchnoi 1-0241951Chigorin MemorialC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
4. Lutikov vs Bondarevsky  0-1411951URS-ch sfC07 French, Tarrasch
5. Lutikov vs Taimanov 1-0371951LeningradA47 Queen's Indian
6. Lutikov vs M Zvirbulis 1-0251951USSR Trade Unions T-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Lutikov vs Lisitsin 1-0471951URS-ch sfC44 King's Pawn Game
8. Lutikov vs Estrin  0-1331951Chigorin MemorialC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
9. Aronin vs Lutikov  0-1471951Leningrad-chC03 French, Tarrasch
10. Lutikov vs Tolush  1-0281951Leningrad-chA07 King's Indian Attack
11. Lutikov vs Flohr  ½-½221952Ch URS (1/2 final)D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. A Konstantinov vs Lutikov 0-1231954URS-ch sfC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
13. Taimanov vs Lutikov 1-0361954URS-ch sfA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
14. Lutikov vs E Kuzminykh  0-1431954URS-ch sfB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. Kholmov vs Lutikov  0-1621954URS-ch sfE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
16. Lutikov vs V Zurakhov  0-1541954URS-ch sfB25 Sicilian, Closed
17. Lutikov vs Krogius  ½-½281954RSFSR-chB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
18. Lutikov vs P Kondratiev  0-1461954URS-ch sfA00 Uncommon Opening
19. Ragozin vs Lutikov  0-1241954URS-ch sfA10 English
20. Polugaevsky vs Lutikov  0-1371954ch-RSFSRA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
21. L Shamkovich vs Lutikov  ½-½411954URS-ch sfE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
22. Lutikov vs R Levit  1-0441954URS-ch sfE41 Nimzo-Indian
23. K Klaman vs Lutikov  0-1391954URS-ch sfC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. Lutikov vs Tolush  1-0561954URS-ch sfE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
25. Nezhmetdinov vs Lutikov 0-1501954URS-ch sfC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
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Feb-01-05  Resignation Trap: Anatoly Stepanovich Lutikov was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) on February 5, 1933.

He was a member of the victorious USSR team at the World Student Team Olympiad in Uppsala, Sweden. He scored 4.5/5 as first alternate. His teammates were Viktor Korchnoi , Lev Polugaevsky , Mikhail Tal , Vladimir Antoshin and Evgeni Vasiukov .

His first major international tournament outside of the USSR was at Beverwijk 1967, where he finished second with a score of 10.5/15, only half a point behind Boris Spassky . This was a GM performance, but he was awarded the IM title as he came into the tournament as an untitled player.

He finally earned the GM title in 1974.

Notable successes were first at Dubna, 1971, equal first/second at Leipzig, 1973, and first at Albena, 1976.

Lutikov first qualified for the USSR Championship semifinal as early as 1951, but it was not until 1959 that he played in his first USSR Championship final (the first of six). His best result in these tournaments was third place in 1968/9.

Lutikov died in Tiraspol, Moldavia on October 15, 1989.

May-12-05  Runemaster: Lutikov had a great record against Tal (5-2 according to the database).
Apr-03-06  BIDMONFA: Anatoly S Lutikov

LUTIKOV, Anatoly S.

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  wallytherhino: why do you [BIDMONFA] keep spamming the bidmonfa website on almost every single notable chess player?
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  Benzol: <BIDMONFA> seems to be setting up individual player links from his own site to this one.
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  offramp: BIDMONFA, who I believe to be some kind of bot, not a human, has created what I like to call the world's smallest internet maze.

You click on any of his links and you see a page with a photograph and a 'games' link. If you click the 'games' link you end up where you started from. You are back on the street again.

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  Eric Schiller: <offramp> I agree, and BIDMONFA is the only resident of my ignore list. Stangely, (s)he/it seems to concentrate on our site, according to a google search. Since Chessgames has profiles and photos, there is NEVER any reason to visit "his site" which just points back here.

The annoying thing is that searches that should bring folks here might instead turn up a link to his useless site, forcing them to waste time.

Certainly I consider the BIDMONFA site one of the least useful sites in the chess world, with absolutely no reason to justify its existence. And the spamming of links here is simply intolerable.

Apr-03-06  monopole2313: I've never seen a photograph of Lutikov (or of many other players featured here), so I appreaciate BIDMONFA's links. There was a game Alburt-Lutikov which went 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Qe7 and was won by Lutikov. I'll post it if no one else does.
Apr-03-06  Karpova: Yes, a picture of Anatoly Lutikov justifies all this spamming. My life took another turn after seeing this photo.
Apr-03-06  MorphyMatt: Hasn't he been player of the day before?
Apr-04-06  AlexandraThess: <Karpova> He really seems very hot!
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 .
Jul-03-07  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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