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Ronen Har-Zvi
Number of games in database: 81
Years covered: 1990 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2515 (2523 blitz)
Overall record: +19 -17 =37 (51.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B22 B56 B45 B32 B40
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A21 A27 A25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B96 B91 B84 B22 B90
 King's Indian (9) 
    E97 E81 E67 E62 E94
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B96 B91 B90 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A41 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 0-1
   REBEL vs R Har-Zvi, 2000 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-13-1976, 40 years old) Israel

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In 1991, Ronen Har-Zvi took 2nd in the World U16 championship. In 1992, he won the World U16 championship. In 1995, he was awarded the GM title.

Wikipedia article: Ronen Har-Zvi

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 81  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Har-Zvi vs G Hernandez Guerrero  0-139 1990 Lyon FRAA25 English
2. R Har-Zvi vs Bronstein 1-030 1991 Rishon le ZionA21 English
3. E Liss vs R Har-Zvi  ½-½24 1991 Tel AvivB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. V Beim vs R Har-Zvi  ½-½18 1991 Rishon Le ZiyyonA36 English
5. Rublevsky vs R Har-Zvi  1-023 1992 OakhamB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. R Har-Zvi vs Svidler  ½-½50 1992 x,III-IVA21 English
7. Svidler vs R Har-Zvi  ½-½28 1992 ChWmU16 Duisburg UTYSOB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
8. R Har-Zvi vs M Sorokin  ½-½27 1992 OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. R Har-Zvi vs M Kaminski  1-050 1992 WchJM-U16A10 English
10. R Har-Zvi vs A Galliamova  ½-½59 1992 Oakham UENGOA27 English, Three Knights System
11. B Finegold vs R Har-Zvi  0-140 1992 OpenE97 King's Indian
12. Sakaev vs R Har-Zvi  1-053 1992 OpenE97 King's Indian
13. Kramnik vs R Har-Zvi ½-½39 1992 It (open)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
14. Ulibin vs R Har-Zvi  0-141 1992 Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. V Kovacevic vs R Har-Zvi 0-164 1993 Zagreb zt (01) ;CBM 35A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
16. R Har-Zvi vs M Hennigan  1-029 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB56 Sicilian
17. B Alterman vs R Har-Zvi  1-023 1993 IsraelD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
18. Psakhis vs R Har-Zvi  1-033 1993 Zagreb (zt) 57/571E81 King's Indian, Samisch
19. R Har-Zvi vs B Jonsson  1-035 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB56 Sicilian
20. S Williams vs R Har-Zvi  0-134 1993 Lloyds Bank op 17thA16 English
21. M Rahal vs R Har-Zvi 1-020 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. R Har-Zvi vs Smirin  ½-½21 1993 Zagreb ztE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
23. Wojtkiewicz vs R Har-Zvi  1-029 1993 It openE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. R Har-Zvi vs Korchnoi ½-½44 1993 Wijk aan Zee opC01 French, Exchange
25. M Gurevich vs R Har-Zvi  1-061 1993 Hoogovens OpenE97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 81  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-12-07  Ch3ckmate: hes bullet games in playchess are great entertainment!
Jan-19-07  you vs yourself: This guy once was the under 16 world champion. He's an Israeli GM and if I'm not mistaken, he married an American and is now living in NY.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: He's on with Mig now covering Corus '08.
Premium Chessgames Member
  KingG: Here's a video of Har-Zvi deiscussing one of this bullet games. The game is absolutely incredible considering it's 1min chess. I think almost anyone would be proud of it even in classical chess.

Tim Krabbe has an item on it(no 178):

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  KingG: Here is the PGN btw:

[Event "Bullet: 1min'"]
[Site "ICC"]
[Date "2001.03.07"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hawkeye"]
[Black "The-Joker"]
[Result "0-1"]
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 Bc5 4. Bg2 Nf6 5.
Nge2 d6 6. h3 Bb6 7. O-O O-O 8. Kh2 Re8 9. f4 exf4 10. gxf4 Ng4+ 11. Kg3 Nf2 12. Rxf2 Qh4+ 13. Kxh4 Bxf2+ 14. Ng3 Re6 15. Kg4 Nd4 16. f5 Rg6+ 17. Kf4 Rxg3 18. Qf1 g5+ 19. fxg6 Ne6+ 20. Kf5 Ng7+ 21. Kf6 Rxg6+ 22. Ke7 Re6+ 23. Kd8 Bb6 24. Nd5 Re8# 0-1

White is the German GM Roland Schmaltz, Black is Ronen Har-Zvi.

Mar-09-09  blacksburg: he thought for 1 second before playing 12...Qh4+. 1 second. ridiculous.
Jun-24-10  jrichman38: Ronen now lives in Brownsville,Texas and coaches the UTB team.
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  wordfunph: "That's very nice Ronen, but it's not such a glamorous life as you might think. You will spend the next 30 years of your life living out of suitcases and fighting for control of the d5 square."

- GM Nigel Davies (counsel to his former student Ronen Har-Zvi who wanted to be a chess professional)

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  wordfunph: ...and the next time they met, Ronen told GM Davies that he wanted to be a lawyer.
Feb-27-11  Kazzak: @KingG

A beautiful game, the bullet you posted. Incredible.
Don't see this every day.

click for larger view

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  FSR: Har-Zvi's famous bullet game is at Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Har-Zvi in Rublevsky-Har-Zvi, 1993 (apparently not published anywhere) was the first to play the extremely important TN 13...d5!! later seen in games like Delchev vs Ivanchuk, 2003.
Jul-11-12  BIDMONFA: Ronen Har-Zvi

HAR ZVI, Ronen

Oct-13-12  waustad: Happy b'day Ronen. I've enjoyed your work sometimes on chessfm.
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