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Ronen Har-Zvi
Number of games in database: 81
Years covered: 1990 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2513 (2523 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515

Overall record: +19 -17 =37 (51.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B22 B56 B30 B32 B51
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A21 A25 A27
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B96 B91 B84 B22 B90
 King's Indian (9) 
    E81 E97 E67 E62 E94
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B96 B91 B93 B90
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A41 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001 0-1
   REBEL vs R Har-Zvi, 2000 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-13-1976, 42 years old) Israel

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In 1991, Ronen Har-Zvi took 2nd in the World U16 championship. In 1992, he won the World U16 championship. In 1995, he was awarded the GM title.

Wikipedia article: Ronen Har-Zvi

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 81  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Har-Zvi vs G Hernandez Guerrero  0-1391990Lyon FRAA25 English
2. Beim vs R Har-Zvi  ½-½181991Rishon Le ZiyyonA36 English
3. R Har-Zvi vs Bronstein 1-0301991Rishon le ZionA21 English
4. E Liss vs R Har-Zvi  ½-½241991Tel AvivB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. R Har-Zvi vs M I Sorokin  ½-½271992OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. R Har-Zvi vs M Kaminski  1-0501992WchJM-U16A10 English
7. B Finegold vs R Har-Zvi  0-1401992OpenE97 King's Indian
8. Kramnik vs R Har-Zvi ½-½391992OakhamE81 King's Indian, Samisch
9. Sakaev vs R Har-Zvi  1-0531992OpenE97 King's Indian
10. Rublevsky vs R Har-Zvi  1-0231992OakhamB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Ulibin vs R Har-Zvi  0-1411992Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. R Har-Zvi vs Svidler  ½-½501992x,III-IVA21 English
13. Svidler vs R Har-Zvi  ½-½281992ChWmU16 Duisburg UTYSOB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
14. R Har-Zvi vs A M Galliamova  ½-½591992Oakham UENGOA27 English, Three Knights System
15. Wojtkiewicz vs R Har-Zvi  1-0291993It openE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. V Kovacevic vs R Har-Zvi 0-1641993Zagreb zt (01) ;CBM 35A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
17. Psakhis vs R Har-Zvi  1-0331993Zagreb (zt) 57/571E81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. B V Alterman vs R Har-Zvi  1-0231993IsraelD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
19. R Har-Zvi vs Korchnoi ½-½441993Hoogovens OpenC01 French, Exchange
20. M Gurevich vs R Har-Zvi  1-0611993Hoogovens OpenE97 King's Indian
21. R Har-Zvi vs Van der Wiel  0-1331993Hoogovens OpenB56 Sicilian
22. D Reinderman vs R Har-Zvi  ½-½561993Hoogovens OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. R Har-Zvi vs G Schwartzman  ½-½161993Hoogovens OpenC01 French, Exchange
24. H Grooten vs R Har-Zvi  0-1391993Hoogovens OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. R Har-Zvi vs R Cifuentes  ½-½631993Hoogovens OpenB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 81  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-12-07  Ch3ckmate: hes bullet games in playchess are great entertainment!
Jan-19-07  you vs yourself: This guy once was the under 16 world champion. He's an Israeli GM and if I'm not mistaken, he married an American and is now living in NY.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: He's on with Mig now covering Corus '08.
Jan-06-09  KingG: Here's a video of Har-Zvi deiscussing one of this bullet games. The game is absolutely incredible considering it's 1min chess. I think almost anyone would be proud of it even in classical chess.

Tim Krabbe has an item on it(no 178):

Jan-06-09  KingG: Here is the PGN btw:

[Event "Bullet: 1min'"]
[Site "ICC"]
[Date "2001.03.07"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hawkeye"]
[Black "The-Joker"]
[Result "0-1"]
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 Bc5 4. Bg2 Nf6 5.
Nge2 d6 6. h3 Bb6 7. O-O O-O 8. Kh2 Re8 9. f4 exf4 10. gxf4 Ng4+ 11. Kg3 Nf2 12. Rxf2 Qh4+ 13. Kxh4 Bxf2+ 14. Ng3 Re6 15. Kg4 Nd4 16. f5 Rg6+ 17. Kf4 Rxg3 18. Qf1 g5+ 19. fxg6 Ne6+ 20. Kf5 Ng7+ 21. Kf6 Rxg6+ 22. Ke7 Re6+ 23. Kd8 Bb6 24. Nd5 Re8# 0-1

White is the German GM Roland Schmaltz, Black is Ronen Har-Zvi.

Mar-09-09  blacksburg: he thought for 1 second before playing 12...Qh4+. 1 second. ridiculous.
Jun-24-10  jrichman38: Ronen now lives in Brownsville,Texas and coaches the UTB team.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "That's very nice Ronen, but it's not such a glamorous life as you might think. You will spend the next 30 years of your life living out of suitcases and fighting for control of the d5 square."

- GM Nigel Davies (counsel to his former student Ronen Har-Zvi who wanted to be a chess professional)

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  wordfunph: ...and the next time they met, Ronen told GM Davies that he wanted to be a lawyer.
Feb-27-11  Kazzak: @KingG

A beautiful game, the bullet you posted. Incredible.
Don't see this every day.

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Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Har-Zvi's famous bullet game is at Schmaltz vs R Har-Zvi, 2001.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Har-Zvi in Rublevsky-Har-Zvi, 1993 (apparently not published anywhere) was the first to play the extremely important TN 13...d5!! later seen in games like Delchev vs Ivanchuk, 2003.
Jul-11-12  BIDMONFA: Ronen Har-Zvi

HAR ZVI, Ronen

Oct-13-12  waustad: Happy b'day Ronen. I've enjoyed your work sometimes on chessfm.
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