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Ilja Zaragatski
Number of games in database: 217
Years covered: 2000 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2480 (2460 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2509

Overall record: +63 -73 =79 (47.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (26) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Sicilian (23) 
    B27 B56 B70 B48 B43
 English (10) 
    A16 A10 A15 A12 A14
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C91 C67 C78 C82 C73
 French Defense (8) 
    C00 C03 C08 C07 C11
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (28) 
    C10 C04 C02 C00 C18
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A57 A58 A56 A59 A60
 French (14) 
    C10 C00 C11
 Benko Gambit (12) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A46 D02 A45 E00
 Sicilian (8) 
    B40 B48 B22 B47 B27
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Wehner vs I Zaragatski, 2006 0-1
   C Sandipan vs I Zaragatski, 2013 1/2-1/2
   J Garcia vs I Zaragatski, 2010 0-1
   R Kuczynski vs I Zaragatski, 2001 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leiden (2013)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   European Club Cup (2013)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2017/18
   F Zeller vs I Zaragatski (May-01-18) 1-0
   I Zaragatski vs B Predojevic (Apr-30-18) 0-1
   I Zaragatski vs V Keymer (Apr-29-18) 0-1
   Naiditsch vs I Zaragatski (Feb-24-18) 1-0
   A Markgraf vs I Zaragatski (Feb-04-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-26-1985, 33 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)

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International Master (2007); Grandmaster (2013); German U18 Champion (2002).

Zaragatski won his three IM norms at the International Chess Festival in Bad Woerishofen in 2005, at the International Neckar Open in 2006 and in the Belgian League during the 2006-07 season. (1) He proceeded to win his three GM norms at the International Neckar Open in 2009, the 2010 Hoogeschool Zeeland Tournament (where he placed 3rd), and at the International Neckar Open in 2013. (2)

In September 2013, he won the category 9 round-robin LSA Premium Cup (Group B) with 5.5/7, 1.5 points clear of the field.

(1) Wikipedia article: Ilja Zaragatski;

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 217  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Zaragatski vs D Schumacher  1-0322000GER-chT U20B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. I Zaragatski vs Kohlweyer  ½-½252000Duisburg opB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. I Zaragatski vs Svidler  0-1402000Abihome OpenB06 Robatsch
4. M S Tseitlin vs I Zaragatski  ½-½4020017th OpenA43 Old Benoni
5. I Zaragatski vs D Madsen  ½-½5520017th OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. I Zaragatski vs A Brustman  ½-½692001OsteropenC00 French Defense
7. C Heckoetter vs I Zaragatski  0-1232001OsteropenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. I Zaragatski vs A Rosskothen  1-0362001OsteropenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. R Kuczynski vs I Zaragatski  ½-½262001OsteropenC11 French
10. I Zaragatski vs G Schebler  1-0352001OsteropenB27 Sicilian
11. K H Podzielny vs I Zaragatski  1-0482001OsteropenA07 King's Indian Attack
12. I Zaragatski vs N Firman  0-1592001TCh-Europe Boys U18B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
13. S Papa vs I Zaragatski  0-1582001TCh-Europe Boys U18A43 Old Benoni
14. I Zaragatski vs Navara  0-1432001TCh-Europe Boys U18C00 French Defense
15. G Szabo vs I Zaragatski  ½-½412001TCh-Europe Boys U18C77 Ruy Lopez
16. I Zaragatski vs J Markos  ½-½522001TCh-Europe Boys U18B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
17. I Zaragatski vs M Perunovic  ½-½462001TCh-Europe Boys U18B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. I Zaragatski vs J Boemelburg 1-036200112th Sueder SummerC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
19. L Weisskopf vs I Zaragatski  0-135200112th Sueder SummerC02 French, Advance
20. I Zaragatski vs A Berelowitsch  1-031200112th Sueder SummerC00 French Defense
21. K Bischoff vs I Zaragatski  1-035200112th Sueder SummerA09 Reti Opening
22. I Zaragatski vs R Schreck  1-049200112th Sueder SummerC00 French Defense
23. T Halasz vs I Zaragatski  1-039200112th Sueder SummerA43 Old Benoni
24. I Zaragatski vs U Ritter 0-137200112th Sueder SummerC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. P Vavrak vs I Zaragatski  1-0482001Mitropa CupA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 217  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: IM Ilja Zaragatski, Germany, born 26 September 1985. Now rated 2472,

IM in 2007. Rated 2480 in July 2007. ICC: Lord-OfTheBoard

IM application:

German U18 champion 2002.

Bio: (in German)


Placed 3rd and GM norm in Hogeschool Zeeland (Holland) Open 7-14 August 2010:

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