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|Jun-18-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy 26th birthday, GM Volokitin!
|Aug-01-12|| ||Conrad93: He definitely deserves his rating.|
|Jun-10-13|| ||Conrad93: I really hope he gets back to a 2700+ rating. This guy has a lot of promise.|
|Jun-18-13|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Andrei!|
|Nov-21-14|| ||waustad: He's one of the higher rated players in the Austrian Bundesliga 1 this year. He beat GM Evgeny Postny in the first round for powerhouse Sparkasse Jenbach, which lists 9 players with 2500+ ratings, including Livio-Dieter Nisipeanu and Christian Bauer. After playing through a couple of his games here, I'll have to pay more attention to his work, since it seems interesting.|
|Nov-29-14|| ||fisayo123: What the hell happened to his rating?|
|May-02-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Volokitin on just barely being on the top 100 players in the world list. He is one of 4 players at 2654 (battle for 98th place) but placed 4th on tiebreaks due to games played (he had just 2 rated games vs. the others' 9, 8 and 6), so technically, he's #101. He's also Ukraine #6.|
|Jun-18-15|| ||sonia91: Happy birthday to Mr 4-0!|
|Jun-18-15|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Volokitin!|
|Jun-18-15|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to Mr 4-0?|
|Jun-18-15|| ||FairyPromotion: <eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to Mr 4-0?>|
That's a metaphor for his career record against Magnus Carlsen, which is +4 -0 =2.
|Jun-18-15|| ||A.T PhoneHome: Wishing Mikhail Tal happy birthday, while addressing him as "Mr. 4-0", was also appropriate until 1961. :P|
Happy birthday, Mr. Volokitin! May your birthday consist of rich events!
|Jun-18-15|| ||eternaloptimist: <FP> Thx for clarifying that for me! Now I see it at the bottom of his profile. I've been so busy working today that I didn't have much of a chance to read all of his profile.|
|Dec-15-15|| ||sonia91: Congrats on winning the 2015 Ukrainian Championship!|
|Dec-28-15|| ||alexmagnus: First post on this page:
<Another incredibly talented Ukrainian youngster. Andrei has just passed 18 years and his rating is already an impressive 2638.>
Eleven years later:
<Last FIDE rating: 2628>
Sometimes you get stuck :D
|Dec-28-15|| ||alexmagnus: But to be fair to him, his peak rating was 2725. And that not too long ago, in 2013.|
|Dec-28-15|| ||tamar: “Be kind to everyone on the way up; you'll meet the same people on the way down."|
|Dec-28-15|| ||Everyone: <tamar> You always meet twice in life, but at the second time it may be too late.|
|May-23-16|| ||Conrad93: This guy would be amazing if he could reach 2700+. In my opinion. he is Ukraine's most interesting and promising player. He's just hit a slump.|
He needs to play in more high-level tournaments.
|May-25-16|| ||posoo: lololol cunrud look at dat tottological ish:
"Dis guy would be amazing if he were amazing" lololololol
|May-25-16|| ||Conrad93: < lololol cunrud look at dat tottological ish:
"Dis guy would be amazing if he were amazing" lololololol>|
|Jun-18-16|| ||ketchuplover: Happy 30th birthday to Andrei|
|Jun-18-16|| ||FairyPromotion: Happy Birthday to GM Volokitin!
I wish him a renaissance in his career, as he is indeed one of the most interesting players out there. I still remember the A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 game, which I was following live, and I was left in awe as the game unfolded. Even as a huge Mamedyarov fan, that games remains as one of my all time favorites, and deserves the title of "Volokitin's Immortal" one day. He also has many brilliant games to follow it. Here are some of my favorite games of his that are not among his notable games (at the moment):
A Volokitin vs E Inarkiev, 2008
P Kotsur vs A Volokitin, 2011
Ponomariov vs A Volokitin, 2012
|Jun-18-16|| ||Virgil A: Happy Birthday!|
|Jun-18-16|| ||diagonal: Happy 30th birthday to GM Andrei Volokitin.
He achieved the grandmaster title fifteen years ago at age of fifteen in 2001. I first saw him as relative 'newcomer' on the international chess circuit at Biel GM in 2005 - and Volokitin won together with Gelfand (both even equal on tie-break), nowadays he is a player who somehow did not fully fulfill his early promises, in the strong crowd of 2600-something ELO's but below the notorious 2700-barrier and thus rarely having a chance for further good invitations.
When is his next otb Meeting with Magnus? http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
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