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Martyn Kravtsiv
Number of games in database: 335
Years covered: 2000 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2635 (2590 rapid, 2692 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2645

Overall record: +88 -42 =107 (59.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 98 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B33 B32 B90 B47 B92
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C19 C10 C01 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B92
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C96 C92 C99 C65 C84
 French (13) 
    C11 C10
 Sicilian Taimanov (11) 
    B47 B48 B45 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C78 C77 C92 C88 C84
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D31 D37 D38 D35
 English (21) 
    A14 A13 A19 A15 A17
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E20 E51 E27 E46
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C92 C88 C84 C86 C85
 Catalan (14) 
    E06 E01 E07
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk, 2004 1-0
   M Kravtsiv vs J Radulski, 2012 1-0
   Ganguly vs M Kravtsiv, 2015 0-1
   M Kravtsiv vs Mehdi Roger, 2014 1-0
   M Kravtsiv vs D Lewtak, 2013 1/2-1/2
   M Kravtsiv vs E Blomqvist, 2006 1-0
   M Kravtsiv vs A Donchenko, 2016 1/2-1/2
   M Kravtsiv vs I Sokolov, 2010 1-0
   M Kravtsiv vs A Agushi, 2016 1-0
   M Kravtsiv vs A Brkic, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   Universiade (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Rilton Cup (2016)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   World Cities Team Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)

   M Kravtsiv vs Sedlak (Jan-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   R Akesson vs M Kravtsiv (Jan-05-17) 0-1
   O Von Bahr vs M Kravtsiv (Jan-04-17) 0-1
   M Kravtsiv vs S Mihajlov (Jan-03-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Blomqvist vs M Kravtsiv (Jan-02-17) 1-0

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(born Nov-26-1990, 26 years old) Ukraine
[what is this?]
IM in 2007, GM in 2009. Placed 1st in Ostravsky Konik FIDE Open A (Ostrava CZE) 2008, 1st in World Mind Sports Games Blitz Oct. 2008, 1st in Tumska Tower (Plock Poland) April 2009, 2nd in Pardubice Open A (CZE) August 2009. =1st (5th on tiebreak) at the 28th Cappelle-la-Grande International Open in March 2012. Qualifying through his strong result at the European Individual Championships (2013) to play in the World Cup (2013), Kravtsiv lost to Georgian #1 GM Baadur Jobava in the first round, exiting the contest.

Wikipedia article: Martyn Kravtsiv

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 335  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Vachier-Lagrave vs M Kravtsiv  1-023 2000 Wch U10C25 Vienna
2. Lahno vs M Kravtsiv  1-042 2002 UKR-chTC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk 1-025 2004 LvovB06 Robatsch
4. M Kravtsiv vs A Vovk  1-041 2004 UKR-ch U18A09 Reti Opening
5. M Kravtsiv vs I Nyzhnyk  ½-½55 2006 Evpatoria tt U20B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Y Zinchenko vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½19 2006 ch-UKR sfC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. M Kravtsiv vs D Bojovic 1-048 2006 European Youth ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. I Balog vs M Kravtsiv  0-133 2006 European Youth ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. M Kravtsiv vs A Leniart  ½-½39 2006 European Youth ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
10. N Yaremko vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½26 2006 European Youth ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
11. M Kravtsiv vs E A Levin  0-137 2006 European Youth ChampionshipB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
12. I Martemianov vs M Kravtsiv  0-145 2006 European Youth ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. M Kravtsiv vs E Blomqvist  1-041 2006 European Youth ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
14. V Rasulov vs M Kravtsiv  0-157 2006 European Youth ChampionshipC88 Ruy Lopez
15. D Kononenko vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½48 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. M Kravtsiv vs A Tukhaev  0-130 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
17. A Vovk vs M Kravtsiv  1-029 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsC78 Ruy Lopez
18. M Kravtsiv vs Y Zherebukh  1-084 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB33 Sicilian
19. A Grekh vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½18 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsC77 Ruy Lopez
20. M Kravtsiv vs A Ipatov  ½-½23 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB20 Sicilian
21. M Serik vs M Kravtsiv  1-034 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk  ½-½42 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. S Lots vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½26 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsC47 Four Knights
24. V Onischuk vs M Kravtsiv 1-027 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. M Kravtsiv vs N Zhornik  1-067 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 335  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: GM Martyn Kravtsiv, Ukraine, born 26 November 1990. Now rated 2543,

IM in 2007. GM in 2009. Rated 2555 in July 2008. ICC: Kravtsiv

Played in the World U16 olympiad 2006 (board 1). Placed 2nd in European U16 Ch 2006, 5th in European U18 Ch 2007, 1st in Ostravsky Konik FIDE Open A (Ostrava CZE) 2008 (4th in 2009),

1st in World Mind Sports Games Blitz Oct. 2008:,

1st in Tumska Tower (Plock Poland) April 2009:,

2nd in Pardubice Open A (CZE) August 2009:

Biography: (in Polish)

Pictures: (Black vs GM Daniil Lintchevski in Pardubice Open 2009)

Game from Chessbase: Why did Volokitin lose?

[Event "POL-chT"]
[Site "Lublin"]
[Date "2009.09.18"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Volokitin, Andrei"]
[Black "Kravtsiv, Martyn"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2678"]
[BlackElo "2527"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nd7 10. d4 Bf6 11. a4 Bb7 12. Na3 exd4 13. cxd4 Re8 14. axb5 axb5 15. Bf4 Na5 16. Bc2 b4 17. Nb5 Bc6 18. Qd3 b3 19. Bb1 Qb8 20. e5 g6 21. Nxd6 cxd6 22. exf6 Rxe1+ 23. Nxe1 Nxf6 24. Bh6 Be4 25. Qd2 Bxb1 26. Rxa5 Rxa5 27. Qxa5 Be4 28. Qa6 Ba8 29. Qd3 Qe8 30. Nf3 Bd5 31. Kh2 Kh8 32. Qc3 Qc6 33. Qe3 Ng8 34. Bf8 Bxf3 35. gxf3 Qc2 36. Bxd6 Qxb2 37. d5 f6 0-1

Feb-08-10  chessfootball: please visit Martyn homepage
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  Tabanus: Winner today of the 2nd SCS GM tournament (India) 22-30 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: 4th place and 2648 perf. in Pardubice Open (Czech Republic) 23-31 July 2010:

Sep-17-11  arifattar: Just met him earlier this morning at the Mayor's Chess Tournament in Bombay. Spoke with him. Was shy. But easily agreed for a picture. Can Chessgames upload the picture I have taken here?
Sep-18-11  arifattar: I also asked for the scoresheets of his games. I was told by the person in-charge there that I could have them at the end of all rounds. Which is apparently this evening. But I won't be there today. So how do I send his photograph to you <chessgames>?
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  wordfunph: <arifattar> send his pic to
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  moronovich: the loanshark has spoken..

better do it at once <arifattar>, otherwise ): ...

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  wordfunph: <moronovich> your $5,000 credit now available at zero interest :-)
Mar-10-12  BIDMONFA: Martyn Kravtsiv


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  ketchuplover: 16/17 in blitz at the Dresden open!
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Martyn Kravtsiv for winning the Mumbai Open! Entering as the 7th seed at 2589, he started 3/3, conceded a draw, then 2 more wins, drew the next 3, and then won his last game to finish with 8/10 (+6,-0,=4). He also edged out Luka Paichadze on tiebreaks (61-56). Overall, he gained 12.4 rating points for his 2673 TPR.
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  PhilFeeley: Why is this game not here:

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Gupta, Abhijeet 2619–Kravtsiv, Martyn 2599 (0–1)
D5622nd Abu Dhabi Int. Chess Festival Mas8.4 30.08.2015 (Sagar Shah) White is clearly better, he is two pawns up. True that the c3 pawn is quite dangerous, but there is a very clear way of dealing with it. White can make the pragmatic decision of exchanging the bishops with Bf5 after which he can never lose. Instead Gupta played very ambitiously. 37.h5?! (37.Bf5+! Bxf5 38.Qxf5+ Kg8 White has a draw in hand and can now try with 39.h5! with the threat of g6. Black should play Qc4 when after 40.Qc2± White has excellent chances of converting this position.) 37...Qb1+ 38.Kh2 Be4 At this point White should have gone for Bg2 and accepted a draw, but instead he completely forgot about the mate to his own king and picked up the c3 pawn. 39.Qxc3 Qh1+ 40.Kg3 Qf3+ As Gupta said after the game that he had completely forgotten about this move. All he was looking at was Qg1 when he could have gone Kf4. It's mate in two now and hence he resigned. 0–1

(analysis by Sagar Shah at Chessbase)

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