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Igor V Platonov
Number of games in database: 225
Years covered: 1958 to 1980
Overall record: +67 -85 =73 (46.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B22 B97 B81 B92 B61
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C85 C77 C86 C70 C93
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E14 E12
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 A40 D01 E10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C85 C86 C93
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D37 D30 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B84 B52 B97 B87 B95
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E46 E55 E59 E32 E21
 Sicilian Scheveningen (11) 
    B84 B81 B85
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B97 B95 B90
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A58 A57 A59
 Benko Gambit (8) 
    A58 A57 A59
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Platonov vs Savon, 1968 1-0
   Tal vs I Platonov, 1968 0-1
   L Grigorian vs I Platonov, 1974 1/2-1/2
   I Platonov vs Smyslov, 1969 1-0
   I Platonov vs Karpov, 1971 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1967)
   USSR Championship (1969)
   USSR Championship (1971)
   USSR Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   USSR Championship (1970)

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(born Jan-18-1934, died Nov-13-1994, 60 years old) Ukraine

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Igor Vladimirovich Platonov was born in Odessa and attained the Soviet Grandmaster title, though he was never awarded a title by FIDE. At the 1964 Trade Union Championship in Moscow, there were nine players who eventually became Grandmasters in the field, and Platonov scored 9/15 for a very impressive tied 3rd-4th place, as the winner was World Champion Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian. This was his best result so far. Platonov qualified for his first Soviet final at Kharkov 1967 (URS-ch35), where the event was run on a Swiss format with more than 100 players. He finished well above the middle of the field; the winners were Mikhail Tal and Lev Polugaevsky. His performance was good enough to make the team for the USSR's match against Bulgaria, Sofia 1967. Platonov made his career best score in a Soviet final in the 1969 Zonal at Moscow (URS-ch37), where he finished with 12.5/22, to tie for 7th-9th places; the winners were Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian and Lev Polugaevsky. He missed qualifying for the Interzonal by one point. Another successful qualification to SR-ch at Novosibirsk 1971 earned his place for the final at Leningrad 1971 (URS-ch39), where he finished with 10/21 for a tied 12th-13th place, as Vladimir Savon won. At Cienfuegos 1972 (Capablanca Memorial), he had one of his best career results, placing 2nd with 13/19, behind only Anatoly Lein. In November of 1994, he found two thieves in his apartment and they murdered him.

Wikipedia article: Igor Platonov

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 225  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Bannik vs I Platonov  ½-½25 1958 UKR-chC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. Boleslavsky vs I Platonov  ½-½26 1958 Kiev-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. N Levin vs I Platonov  1-026 1958 Ch UkraineC15 French, Winawer
4. Zamikhovsky vs I Platonov 0-161 1958 UKR-chA33 English, Symmetrical
5. I Platonov vs Zamikhovsky  1-029 1958 Kiev-chC00 French Defense
6. Furman vs I Platonov  1-028 1960 VladimirD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
7. A Bannik vs I Platonov  1-040 1962 Spartak-chB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. I Platonov vs Kholmov  ½-½43 1962 Spartak-chC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
9. Kirilow vs I Platonov  1-024 1962 MinskB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. Zamikhovsky vs I Platonov  ½-½36 1963 UKR-chA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
11. I Platonov vs Zamikhovsky  0-156 1963 Kiev-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
12. I Platonov vs Bukhover  1-052 1963 Kiev (Ukraine)B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. I Platonov vs V Tukmakov  0-128 1963 UKR-chB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
14. I Platonov vs B Kogan  1-066 1963 UKR-chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. I Platonov vs Petrosian  0-126 1964 Moskva ttB06 Robatsch
16. S Zhukhovitsky vs I Platonov  0-132 1964 Moscow (Russia)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
17. I Nei vs I Platonov  1-025 1964 Moscow-ch Trades UnionB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
18. I Platonov vs M Yudovich Jr.  1-048 1964 Moscow (Russia)C77 Ruy Lopez
19. V Zalcman vs I Platonov  0-134 1966 Ol UkraineE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
20. I Platonov vs Efimov  1-023 1966 Team ch yuniorsB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. G Borisenko vs I Platonov  0-141 1966 Team ch URS armyE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
22. I Platonov vs A Buslaev  1-037 1967 Olympiad URSB32 Sicilian
23. Taimanov vs I Platonov  ½-½45 1967 USSR ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
24. A Lein vs I Platonov  0-157 1967 USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
25. G Kuzmin vs I Platonov  ½-½41 1967 USSR ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-05-03  Resignation Trap: The death of this Grandmaster is a tragedy. In November of 1994, he found two thieves in his apartment. They murdered him.
Sep-24-05  WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Igor's games:
Sep-25-05  sharkbenjamin: If any more history can be obtained please post thank you.
Sep-25-05  Resignation Trap: Igor Vladimirovich Platonov was born in Odessa, Ukraine on January 18, 1934. He first gained the attention of the public by his fine debut at the 1967 USSR Championship (the Swiss System event). He also played in the next four USSR Championships, his best performance was in the 37th annual event when he scored 12.5/22 and tied for 7th-9th.
Dec-01-05  PivotalAnorak: Platonov vs Cortlever, 1970 In this game, his opponent presented him with a gift of 1/2 point.
Dec-27-05  lopium: Who murdered him? And why.
Jun-28-09  myschkin: . . .

GM Igov Platonov (19341994) from Ukraine.


Oct-27-10  Eastfrisian: Is there any photo of him?
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Eastfrisian: Is there any photo of him?> Unfortunately no success even for Игорь Плато нов. A second try was via tournament photos, especially Hoogovens 1970 and Capablanca Memorial in 1972 (his non-Russian tournaments). GDR magazine Schach 5/1972, p.131 shows the tournament hall but you can barely identify any players. Maybe you have more luck with the Dutch one.

Maybe User: Petrosianic and User: Resignation Tracould help with some other, more successsful re-sources / research methods

Sep-27-11  stanleys: Finally found a pic of him,it is from the 37th USSR championship -

I don't know why the CG underestimates his result at the 35th championship in 1967 - he shared the 3rd place with Vasiukov and Taimanov:

Jan-18-12  brankat: R.I.P. GM Platonov.
Oct-16-13  kereru: Given that he had a "Soviet Grandmaster" title and a peak rating of 2515, it's odd that he never received even an IM title from FIDE. Some politics going on here?
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <kereru>: Platonov seldom played international chess, and during much of his active career, one had to make the norms necessary for a title within a rolling period of three years, else the oldest would lapse and it was back to square one.

In earlier days also, attaining a particular rating plus norms did not guarantee one a title, though it is clear that, had Platonov lived outside the Soviet Union, he would have eventually made GM.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <perfidious> So does the "GM" in his bio refer to a Soviet title? Shouldn't "GM" be reserved for FIDE GMs? Even if he probably deserved to earn the FIDE title, luck was against him, and "GM" in the bio seems misleading.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Fusilli> In my opinion as well, therefore I have modified the text; do not recall whether I had such privileges at the time of last year's post.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <perfidious> Cool, while you are at it, you may want to edit Vitaly Tseshkovsky bio. See my comments there.
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