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|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
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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.
|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.|
|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>|
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