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Alexander Goldin
Goldin 
Alexander Goldin, ICB 1998-01-02 (p13)
Courtesy of Illinois Chess Bulletin
 
Number of games in database: 324
Years covered: 1976 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2555
Highest rating achieved in database: 2630

Overall record: +116 -59 =144 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (35) 
    E60 E62 E69 E63 E67
 Queen's Indian (14) 
    E15 E12 E17
 Slav (13) 
    D11 D14 D15 D12 D19
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D35 D30 D31 D38
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A41 E00 A50 D02 A40
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A62 A57 A64 A59 A70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B43 B42 B57 B22 B40
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C92 C91 C73 C71 C87
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C92 C91 C87 C90 C85
 Sicilian Kan (17) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D37 D38 D31 D39
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A41 E00 E10 A46 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Goldin vs I Efimov, 1982 1-0
   Goldin vs Geller, 1989 1-0
   G Timoshchenko vs Goldin, 1986 0-1
   Goldin vs A Mengarini, 1991 1-0
   Goldin vs D Barua, 1999 1-0
   T Gelashvili vs Goldin, 2011 0-1
   Vaganian vs Goldin, 2004 1/2-1/2
   J Howle vs Goldin, 1999 0-1
   Smirin vs Goldin, 1998 1/2-1/2
   P MacIntyre vs Goldin, 2001 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championships 2003 (2003)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   112th US Open (2011)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Continental open by gauer

RECENT GAMES:
   Goldin vs T Gareyev (Jan-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   Y Zherebukh vs Goldin (Jan-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   David Ferrer-Perez vs Goldin (Jan-08-16) 0-1
   G Kacheishvili vs Goldin (Aug-07-11) 1-0
   Goldin vs A Ramirez Alvarez (Aug-06-11) 1/2-1/2

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ALEXANDER GOLDIN
(born Feb-27-1965, 52 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
Alexander Goldin was awarded the GM title in 1989. He was 1st= at Polanica Zdrój 1988 and currently plays for the US Federation. American Continental Champion with the same score of Giovanni Vescovi at Buenos Aires 2003.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Goldin


 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Schipkov vs Goldin  ½-½291976Sverdlovsk ttB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. Goldin vs I Efimov 1-0321982?E12 Queen's Indian
3. Goldin vs Khalifman  ½-½361984Cup URSA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Y Kruppa vs Goldin  ½-½741986URS-ch sfC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. G Timoshchenko vs Goldin  0-1451986URS-ch FL54A53 Old Indian
6. Serper vs Goldin  ½-½211986URS-ch FL54C48 Four Knights
7. V Osnos vs Goldin  ½-½251986URS-ch sfD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Goldin vs Balashov  0-1621986URS-FL IrkutskD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Psakhis vs Goldin  ½-½231986IrkutskC55 Two Knights Defense
10. Goldin vs Yurtaev  ½-½271986Memorial G.AgzamovE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Goldin vs Vyzmanavin  0-1781986Ch URS (1 liga)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Goldin vs Baburin  ½-½351986Tournament (tt) Andropov (RUS)D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Goldin vs Romanishin  0-1381986Irkutsk URS sfA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
14. Kholmov vs Goldin  0-1721986SmolenskB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. Goldin vs Y Kruppa  1-0621986URS-ch FL54D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Ivanchuk vs Goldin ½-½941986URS-FL IrkutskC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Salov vs Goldin  ½-½331986Ch URS (1 liga)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
18. Goldin vs Yermolinsky  ½-½261986Memorial G.AgzamovE60 King's Indian Defense
19. Barsov vs Goldin  ½-½571986Agzamov memA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
20. Khalifman vs Goldin  ½-½151987Ch Armed ForcesE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Serper vs Goldin  ½-½851987UzhgorodC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Goldin vs Shabalov  1-0371987URSD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Goldin vs Y Kruppa  1-0381987UzhgorodD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
24. Goldin vs Dreev  0-1341987TournamentA13 English
25. Chekhov vs Goldin  0-1351987URS Army-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Oct-12-05  centercounter: GM Goldin is very talented apart from chess. He plays acoustic guitar and juggles very well. He is friends with a local chess store/school owner here in Orlando and comes to do simuls/lessons, as well as tournaments.
Nov-24-05  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of Alexander's quick wins: http://www.wtharvey.com/gold.html
Feb-27-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Goldin

GOLDIN, Alexander
http://www.bidmonfa.com/goldin_alex...
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Apr-28-06  a30seclegend: Will be participating at the dayton chess club in ohio April 29th in the Midwest open team chess festival. <Deefree> since you live in columbus you should look into it not too far from where you are.
Aug-03-08  myschkin: . . .
Interview with the 25 year old <Alexander Goldin> back in 1989 by Boris Schipkov

http://www.chessib.com/intgoldinold...

Sep-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: I think I played this guy in an online simul in ICC once. He beat me.
Oct-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: Although I did manage to win a pawn early on
Jan-04-09  WhiteRook48: that may have been a pawn gambit. I thought you never lost games. Seems this guy liked looking for gold.
Feb-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 1996 World Open Goldin-Yermolinsky 5 Minutes Playoff Game:

In the middle of the game, a table holding many spectators collapsed and people fell over each other like logs! The game went on as if nothing happened..

though i couldn't find the game here in CG..

Jun-04-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: http://kcachess.webs.com/Goldin.jpg
Jun-04-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <wordfunph> You are amazing...where do you come of with these tidbits??
Feb-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <CIO> mostly from chess magazines and books.

"In Russia and continental Europe, a Grandmaster feels he's on top of the chess pyramid. Here in US, everyone asks me for autographs, but no one provides a hotel room or spending money!"

- GM Alexander Goldin

happy birthday GM Goldin!

Sep-16-14  MarkFinan: Goldin vs A J Goldsby, 1998

I've just been through this guys game with AJ and it's pretty good. I'm not posting with any intention of criticising Goldsby even if he did make 2 or 3 bad blunders, I'm posting it because every single move matches those of Stockfish's first choice. Maybe the paranoia that seems to affect a lot of chess players on this site is setting in, lol.

Or maybe I just realised he's a GM and obviously should have found all the moves!? Duhhh, lol. My bad. Nice little game though although AJ should have seen the final combination leading up to his queen being snatched a mile off!

Sep-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: Mark, the weaker the opponent the more likely a GM will find the best moves according to an engine. Because the best moves may be pretty obvious.
Sep-16-14  MarkFinan: True Jay-B. But unless you're playing a very very weak player who plays every move like a starter then I wouldn't have thought that every move would match those of an engine. I know all the super GM's play "near perfect chess" (to borrow a quote, lol) and their moves are usually 9/10 spot on accurate. Maybe I'm just joining the rest of the paranoid chess players on this site, lol. Nah, I'm obviously not saying this guy cheated but if I hadn't realized he was 2600+ and he was more my strength then I might have been suspicious.. I've realized that a lot of chess players are just paranoid, I even saw one or two comments questioning Caruana after his tournament win the other week!? Just insinuations not accusations but even so? ✌
Sep-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: <But unless you're playing a very very weak player who plays every move like a starter then I wouldn't have thought that every move would match those of an engine.>

He may have forgotten his CHECKLIST that day. It happens.

Sep-16-14  Caissanist: I don't think there were widely available engines in 1998 that were significantly stronger than Goldin himself. Deep Blue was much better of course, but of course it only played against Kasparov. Rebel was probably the best on commercial hardware, but it was still a few years away from being at Deep Blue's level.
Mar-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Another photo of him:

http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...

(He's the guy on the left in case you were wondering!)

It comes from a 2003 chessbase article, wiki refs, about all the Russians living/playing in the US:

http://en.chessbase.com/post/ruian-...-

Mar-21-15  Karposian: <Caissanist: I don't think there were widely available engines in 1998 that were significantly stronger than Goldin himself.>

I believe that is correct.

Mar-21-15  Retireborn: <Karposian> I believe so too. Worth pointing out that much of Goldin-Goldsby was known theory at the time; only 19...Rxe5 was new. Given that 20.Rxe5 and 21.Rxc5 are very obvious captures, 10 moves is a very small sample to compare against an engine.
Mar-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Of course 19...Rxe5 is "new" because it puts Black in hot water. The developing blockade move 19...Bd7 looks more natural to me.

After that, White just plays with precision. While I wouldn't find all the moves, I'd expect them to be found by a 2600+ player, as the position does suggest all of them.

Maybe 25.Nd5 stands out as being the nicest of the bunch.

On the other hand, did AJ really play all the way out to losing the Q before resigning? I'm doubtful.

Mar-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Goldin vs A J Goldsby, 1998
Mar-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <zanzibar> In A J Goldsby vs Tkachiev, 1995, White played to mate against a player who would be awarded the GM title the following year.

To each his own: if still active, I should prefer to save energy for the game to come over playing out such a hopeless cause.

Feb-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Alexander Goldin.
Feb-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Alexander Goldin was <clear first at the prestigious New York Open in 1991>, ahead of players like Dreev, Ehlvest, Epishin, De Firmian, young Kamsky, or Lautier, amongst others.

He <shared first place at New York Open in 1993>, alongside with Joel Benjamin (best on tie-break), Jaan Ehlvest, Ilya Gurevich, Utut Adianto, Ferdiand Hellers, and Lev Alburt (who had already won the inaugural tournament).

The New York World Class Open series (1981 until 2000, no event in 1982 and 1999) organised by <José Cuchi> from Spain, President of Heraldica Imports, offered then arguably the greatest chess show on earth.

The "Big Apple" NYO was the strongest Open tournament series worldwide - in the '80s together with the <Lugano Open>, Switzerland (1976 until 1989), and during the '90s, as <Lone Pine>, California in the '70ies (1971 until 1981).

No offense intended to the <Llyods Bank Open series in London> (1977 until 1994), which was pretty strong, but not that internationally mixed as Lugano, and not of the same prize fund as in NY (to some extent, the New York Open could be considered the "father / mother" of all big money open chess tournaments in the U.S., and even world wide).

Those were the days! :)))

In addition, Alexander Goldin is a five-time first (alone or tied) at the traditional <World Open series>, mostly played in Philadelphia: http://chessevents.com/worldopen/wo...

Goldin also took a strong round robin <Young Masters held at Vilnius in 1988> (joint with Gelfand, 16 players), and won one of the earlier closed invitationals at <Dos Hermanas International in 1991>, ahead of Granda Zuniga (remember, Garry Kasparov later did play there too, but failed to win in the series of Dos Hermanas, Spain)

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