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|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;)
|Oct-24-09|| ||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 www.grandcoach.com/volokitin|
|Feb-07-10|| ||kurtrichards: Awesome!|
|Jun-11-10|| ||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"|
|Apr-16-11|| ||chesssantosh: carlsen has not been able to beat him so far|
|Jan-05-12|| ||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.|
|Mar-01-12|| ||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.
|Mar-01-12|| ||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
click for larger view
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.
|Mar-03-12|| ||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!|
|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.|
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