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A Volokitin 
Andrei Volokitin
Number of games in database: 815
Years covered: 1997 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2642 (2671 rapid, 2605 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2724
Overall record: +251 -130 =342 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      92 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (146) 
    B90 B33 B32 B48 B92
 Ruy Lopez (100) 
    C67 C92 C89 C69 C78
 French Defense (53) 
    C18 C10 C11 C02 C12
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (39) 
    C92 C89 C96 C99 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (39) 
    B90 B92 B96 B94 B93
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B12 B18 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (122) 
    B46 B90 B84 B43 B42
 King's Indian (46) 
    E60 E92 E61 E94 E67
 Sicilian Taimanov (31) 
    B46 B47 B48
 Grunfeld (30) 
    D85 D80 D94 D79 D97
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B90 B96 B94 B91 B92
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E32 E59 E21 E20 E53
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 1-0
   A Volokitin vs Rublevsky, 2004 1-0
   A Evdokimov vs A Volokitin, 2008 0-1
   A Volokitin vs Nakamura, 2005 1-0
   A Volokitin vs Bareev, 2007 1-0
   A Volokitin vs Efimenko, 2004 1-0
   Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005 0-1
   A Volokitin vs Miroshnichenko, 2012 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs A Volokitin, 2009 0-1
   Kasimdzhanov vs A Volokitin, 2003 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   73rd Ukrainian Championship (2004)
   Cap D'Agde (2006)
   Russia Team Championship (2004)
   6th Lausanne Young Masters (2005)
   Donostia Chess Festival (2011)
   Ukrainian Championship (2012)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   Ordix Open (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Aeroflot Open (2011)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)

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(born Jun-18-1986, 28 years old) Ukraine
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Andrei Aleksandrovich Volokitin was born in Lviv. He was world under-12 champion in 1998 and achieved the grandmaster title in 2001, soon after he turned 15 years of age. In 2004 he broke into the top 100 on the FIDE world ranking list, then won the 73rd Ukrainian Championship (2004). That October he helped lead his country to the gold medal at the 36th Olympiad (2004) with a 2771 performance rating on second board. On the January 2005 rating list he was ranked the top junior, and 20th overall. His rating slipped back slightly during the first half of 2005, but in July he recovered his form and tied for first at the 38th Biel Chess Festival (2005) with Boris Gelfand. He won the Donostia Chess Festival (2011) in San Sebastian, defeating Viktor Laznicka in the final. He placed =2nd (13th on tiebreak) in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012), scoring 8/11, qualifying for the World Cup 2013 and enabling him to break the 2700 rating barrier for the first time. In August, he scored 7/11 to place equal second (3rd on tiebreak) behind Anton Korobov in the Ukrainian Championship (2012). He represented Ukraine in the Chess Olympiad (2012) on board 3, scoring 6/9.

A strong result (8/11) in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2013), where in a shock result he was eliminated from the event when he lost 0-2 to US teenage GM Ray Robson

According to the database, Volokitin's record against Magnus Carlsen in classical games stands at 4 wins and 2 draws for the six games they played between 2004 and 2008.

Further information: Wikipedia article: Andrei Volokitin Live ratings:

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 815  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs A Volokitin  1-040 1997 Wch U12B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
2. A Volokitin vs Radjabov  ½-½38 1998 Wch U12C11 French
3. Radjabov vs A Volokitin  0-129 1999 Baku-C U18A04 Reti Opening
4. A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov  1-030 1999 WCh U14 BoysC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. A Volokitin vs Navara  ½-½115 1999 Groningen Young MastersC11 French
6. M Brodsky vs A Volokitin  1-045 1999 Swidnica opB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. A Volokitin vs A Zubarev  1-061 2000 Ukrainian Team chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. T Kononenko vs A Volokitin  1-048 2000 Ukrainian Team chA15 English
9. A Volokitin vs G Nesterov  1-042 2000 Ukrainian Team chB56 Sicilian
10. A Volokitin vs S Savchenko  1-033 2000 4th OIBM in Bad WiesseeB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
11. V Zatonskih vs A Volokitin  0-157 2000 Ukrainian Team chA02 Bird's Opening
12. A Volokitin vs P Vinogradov  1-052 2000 Ukrainian Team chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
13. Gavrikov vs A Volokitin  1-035 2000 4th OIBM in Bad WiesseeE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. A Volokitin vs G Timoshenko  ½-½29 2000 Ukrainian Team chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. E Kirnos vs A Volokitin  0-137 2000 Ukrainian Team chB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. K Lerner vs A Volokitin  ½-½48 2000 4th OIBM in Bad WiesseeE97 King's Indian
17. A Volokitin vs V Rudak  ½-½34 2000 Ukrainian Team chC42 Petrov Defense
18. O Chaika vs A Volokitin  1-034 2000 Ukrainian Team chB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
19. A Volokitin vs E Ghaem Maghami 1-034 2001 young mastersB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. V Rogovski vs A Volokitin 0-172 2001 ch-UKRB08 Pirc, Classical
21. A Volokitin vs Z Kozul  1-044 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
22. A Volokitin vs Dorfman  ½-½39 2001 5th OIBMC77 Ruy Lopez
23. A Volokitin vs Macieja  ½-½52 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. Sakaev vs A Volokitin  0-133 2001 FIDE World Championship Knockout TournamentA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Pavasovic vs A Volokitin  ½-½84 2001 Milan Vidmar MemB07 Pirc
 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 815  PGN Download
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Jun-11-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!!
Jun-11-09  theodor: volo in italian means 'flight'. I wish you never stop flying!
Jun-11-09  returnoftheking: Hear hear!
Let's hope he takes the last few steps to the top. I am sure he can do it!
Oct-24-09  returnoftheking: A very smooth thematic win for Volokitin today:

Volokitin,Andrei - Johannessen,Leif Erlend [C97]
17th European Team Championship - Open Novi Sad/Serbia (3), 24.10.2009 [Robot 3]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Bd7 13.Nf1 Nc4 14.b3 Nb6 15.Ne3 c4 16.Ba3 Rfe8 17.bxc4 Nxc4 18.Nxc4 bxc4 19.d5 Bf8 20.Nd2 Rab8 21.Qf3 Rec8 22.Reb1 Ne8 23.Rxb8 Rxb8 24.Qe2 Rc8 25.Rb1 g6 26.Bc1 Qa5 27.Nxc4 Qxa2 28.Nb6 Rxc3 29.Rb2 Qa1 30.Rb1 Qa2 31.Rb2 Qa1 32.Qe1 Rc7 33.Nxd7 Rxd7 34.Rb8 Ng7 35.Bd2 Qxe1+ 36.Bxe1 Rc7 37.Bb4 1-0

Johannessen is not the only Norse player who has difficulties facing Volokitin;)

It's a pity he is now avoiding Volokitin;
7 games in 3 years and only 1 game in the next 3 years,even withdrawing from the ETC in the process;)

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  rogge: <...even withdrawing from the ETC in the process;>

That's crap, and you know it. Carlsen would've faced Eljanov (who lost against Hammer today).

I guess I've had enough of this and other charming posts lately, <rotk>.

Oct-24-09  returnoftheking: Oh, it's just a joke..Didn't you see the ;-) ?
And the game against Johannessen is really instructive. Take it easy rogge, or put me on ignore for a couple of days. I don't want to piss you off but I won't change my tone because of you. It's not like this is the worst post of today or coming from nowhere.
Oct-24-09  returnoftheking: Glad to see you followed my advice, hope it helps..
This is for when you have cooled off:
Regarding the "crap",
did you see the post today attributing Hammer's win over Eljanov to his acquaintance with Carlsen? Or the comment about Naka being hyped the most? You get it?
Feb-07-10  chessfootball: please visit Volokitin page
Feb-07-10  kurtrichards: Awesome!
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  wordfunph: <Bill Paschall endlessly repeats his anecdote about GM Andrei Volokitin. They played once and Volokitin imposed his feet into Paschall's territory under the table. It took an arbiter to make the kid move his feet.>

i forgot where i got this bit of info..

happy birthday Andrei!

Jul-25-10  kramputz: Volokitin's Web-site gives he was born on June 18 1986 and not June 11


Jul-25-10  bravado1: Poor Volokitin. Nobody invites him anymore. Shame, as he plays one of the most original and uncompromising chess games among chess games among top grandmasters. But he loses too. So it's better, at least financially, to play boring and safe chess as Leko does, than to risk a spectacular loss, I guess.
Oct-08-10  ketchuplover: I got 102 of 369 correct in "PerfectYour Chess"
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  chesssantosh: carlsen has not been able to beat him so far
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  wordfunph: GM Volokitin won the Donostia Chess Festival, congrats!
Jan-05-12  Korifej: Congrats Andrei for wining Donstia.This is not big suprise for me.He show high class chess in this tournament.
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  cro777: Donostia (Basque for San Sebastián) Chess Festival (held to celebrate the centenary of the 1912 San Sebastián tournament) was unusual in that, following an idea by David Bronstein, the participants played two classical chess games against each other – SIMULTANEOUSLY with opposite colours. It was a knock-out, with the eliminated players continuing in a parallel group.

Talking about this new knock-out format, the Donostia organisers made the following announcement before the tournament: “This combination of Bronstein’s old idea and Palacio’s modern analysis we have christened as the ‘Basque System’”.

A Spanish-born professor of the London School of Economics, Ignacio Palacios Huerta, who investigated sports results, had revealed that the team which goes first in football penalty shoot-outs had a 60-40 advantage over the team that shoots second. But he had also looked at top-level chess and came to the conclusion that there was a similar advantage for players having white in the first game of chess matches. He mentioned this in a speech during the Bilbao Grand Slam Final in 2010 and it set the Donostia organisers thinking.

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  cro777: Andrei Volokitin became the winner of the Donostia Chess Festival. In the final match he defeated Viktor Laznichka with a 2:0 score.

The match was very tough, and the pressure became so high that the Czech player simply forgot about time in the game where he was playing with the black pieces.

Volokitin - Laznichka. Position after 41.Rb5

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Laznichka lost on time. A few moves earlier Andrei Volokitin proposed a draw, which was declined by him.

After that Laznichka was not able to concentrate on the other game any more and blundered an exchange few moves later.

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  Penguincw: Welcome to 2700, Andrei Volokitin!

His recent performance at the Austrian Chess League boosted him up, with 0.2 to spare!

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!
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  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?
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