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Vitaly F Zaltsman
Number of games in database: 172
Years covered: 1972 to 1993
Last FIDE rating: 2445
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +47 -57 =68 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A57 A77 A79 A61 A70
 King's Indian (12) 
    E98 E62 E60 E96 E70
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E19 E17
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E10 A41 A40 D02 E00
 Benko Gambit (6) 
 Old Indian (6) 
    A55 A53
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B67 B56 B62 B31 B52
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (15) 
    D27 D20 D29 D22 D26
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (13) 
    B67 B62
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 E00 A45 A46
 English (6) 
    A14 A19 A13 A12
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E59 E41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Miles vs V Zaltsman, 1978 0-1
   J Peters vs V Zaltsman, 1979 1/2-1/2
   V Zaltsman vs Alburt, 1980 1-0
   V Zaltsman vs Benko, 1981 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lone Pine (1981)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Championship 1980 by suenteus po 147

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(born Oct-26-1941, 77 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Vitaly Froimovich Zaltsman was born in Dnepropetrovsk, USSR. He was awarded the IM title in 1978.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 172  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Barenboim vs V Zaltsman  1-0411972DubnaB25 Sicilian, Closed
2. V Zaltsman vs Kholmov  1-0321973URS-ch sfA14 English
3. V Zaltsman vs R Gruchacz  1-0471978Lone PineA30 English, Symmetrical
4. Seirawan vs V Zaltsman 1-0481978Lone PineA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
5. V Zaltsman vs D Verduga  1-0331978Lone PineA15 English
6. R Henley vs V Zaltsman  ½-½341978Lone PineE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
7. V Zaltsman vs J Sunye Neto  ½-½541978Lone PineA34 English, Symmetrical
8. V Zaltsman vs H Bohm  1-0291978Lone PineD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
9. Miles vs V Zaltsman  0-1481978Lone PineA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
10. K Rogoff vs V Zaltsman  1-0301978Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
11. V Zaltsman vs M Stean  1-0271978Lone PineE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
12. V Zaltsman vs Chandler  ½-½2419797th World OpenA17 English
13. V Zaltsman vs E Schiller 1-0281979New York City ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. V Zaltsman vs V McCambridge  1-0371979Lone PineE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
15. J Thibault vs V Zaltsman  0-1631979Lone PineB30 Sicilian
16. V Zaltsman vs Sosonko  ½-½151979Lone PineD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. Korchnoi vs V Zaltsman 1-0761979Lone PineA34 English, Symmetrical
18. V Zaltsman vs W Morris  ½-½341979Lone PineE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
19. de Firmian vs V Zaltsman 1-0451979Lone PineB89 Sicilian
20. V Zaltsman vs Petursson  1-0551979Lone PineA30 English, Symmetrical
21. J Peters vs V Zaltsman  ½-½591979Lone PineB56 Sicilian
22. V Zaltsman vs G Ligterink  ½-½281979Lone PineE96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
23. Dzindzichashvili vs V Zaltsman  1-0411980NY InvA37 English, Symmetrical
24. Keene vs V Zaltsman  0-1411980New York InvE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
25. L Shamkovich vs V Zaltsman  1-0731980New York (USA)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-23-14  Zhbugnoimt: Vitaly Zaltsman was not born in Ukraine
Oct-26-15  greed and death: <Zhbugnoimt> You are technically correct, but people born in the Reichskommissariat Ukraine are not usually considered German-born.

Anyways, Zaltsman appears to have been a reasonably strong master at his peak in the late 1970's and early 1980's, defeating both Anthony Miles and Pal Benko during that time.

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  perfidious: Zaltsman was quite competent; it was no mean feat to play in multiple US championships.
Nov-19-15  Zhbugnoimt: Vitality Zaltsman was nothing near German-born, he was born in Magnogorsk, Russia and grew up in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
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