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Andrey Zhigalko
Number of games in database: 582
Years covered: 2000 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2566 (2523 rapid, 2493 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628

Overall record: +186 -106 =203 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 87 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (103) 
    B90 B43 B53 B32 B80
 Ruy Lopez (45) 
    C78 C95 C69 C92 C89
 French Defense (29) 
    C11 C18 C10 C01 C16
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B90 B93 B97 B96
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B13 B12 B18 B14
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C95 C92 C89 C99 C93
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (115) 
    B90 B52 B50 B43 B22
 King's Indian (43) 
    E94 E63 E81 E73 E60
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B91 B92 B94 B96
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A45 D02 E00 A46 D04
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E32 E20 E29 E53 E56
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A30 A37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Hracek vs A Zhigalko, 2015 0-1
   Nail Bashirli vs A Zhigalko, 2016 1/2-1/2
   A Zhigalko vs G Meier, 2008 1-0
   V Schneider vs A Zhigalko, 2012 0-1
   R Polzin vs A Zhigalko, 2001 0-1
   A Zhigalko vs Gelfand, 2009 1/2-1/2
   P Schapotschnikov vs A Zhigalko, 2004 0-1
   A Zhigalko vs B Grabarczyk, 2005 1-0
   A Zhigalko vs R Mamedov, 2009 1-0
   R Edouard vs A Zhigalko, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2012)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   European Championship (2019)

   🏆 Polugaevsky Memorial
   A Zhigalko vs D Shapiro (Jul-18-19) 1-0
   A Gabrielian vs A Zhigalko (Jul-17-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Zhigalko vs Dmitry Goltsev (Jul-16-19) 1-0
   R Ovetchkin vs A Zhigalko (Jul-15-19) 0-1
   A Zhigalko vs M Mamatov (Jul-14-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-18-1985, 34 years old) Belarus

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Grandmaster Andrei Zhigalko is the older brother of Sergei Zhigalko. In 2012 he scored a 6.5/11 at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012).

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 582  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Zhigalko vs V Faibisovich  ½-½252000KB Czech OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. M Jirovsky vs A Zhigalko  0-1422000KB Czech OpenD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
3. M Womacka vs A Zhigalko  1-0502000KB Czech OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
4. A Zhigalko vs L Kernazhitsky  1-0312000KB Czech OpenB33 Sicilian
5. P Pisk vs A Zhigalko  ½-½222000KB Czech OpenB27 Sicilian
6. A Zhigalko vs P Vavra  1-0262000KB Czech OpenB32 Sicilian
7. A Zhigalko vs B Tonoli  1-0342000Artek ol U16A04 Reti Opening
8. Jobava vs A Zhigalko  1-0272000Wch U18E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
9. R Janssen vs A Zhigalko  ½-½152001Stork YMD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. A Zhigalko vs J Werle  0-1492001Stork YMB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
11. L Kritz vs A Zhigalko  ½-½252001Stork YMB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. A Zhigalko vs Efimenko  0-1402001Stork YMB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. J Jackova vs A Zhigalko  0-1282001Stork YMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. A Zhigalko vs M Ginzburg  ½-½432001Stork YMA06 Reti Opening
15. A Zhigalko vs N Firman  0-1282001Stork YMC10 French
16. N Vink vs A Zhigalko  0-1502001Stork YMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. J Berkvens vs A Zhigalko  1-0442001Stork YMA28 English
18. A Zhigalko vs A Heinrich  1-0462001Rubinstein OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. Z Pakleza vs A Zhigalko  0-1302001Rubinstein OpenA48 King's Indian
20. A Zhigalko vs R Kempinski 0-1372001Rubinstein OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
21. V Teterev vs A Zhigalko 0-1332001Rubinstein OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. A Zhigalko vs P Stoma 1-0272001Rubinstein OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. A Zhigalko vs P Jaracz  ½-½252001Rubinstein OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. M Mitkov vs A Zhigalko  ½-½202001ECCE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. R Elseth vs A Zhigalko  0-1642001ECCB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 582  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-06  Appaz: Zhigalko - V.Epishin from

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White have just played 41.Rg3+. The result is given as a draw, but the correct must be 1-0, or have I overlooked something? What can black do after 41.- Kh7 42.Nf7 with the threat Rh4+ ?

Feb-21-06  Appaz: Confirmed today that Zhigalgo won. Just one of the usual transmission errors.

Good start of tournament with 3,5 points of 4 for the Zhigalko brothers.

Feb-25-06  Appaz: The last half of the tournament was a little thougher for them. Both brothers ended on 5 1/2 points, and both had a TPR on 2538.

I'm not sure if they achieved a GM-norm though.

May-27-06  BIDMONFA: Andrey Zhigalko


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  ketchuplover: He lost 45 points in the last rating period :(
Nov-05-11  twinlark: <ketchuplover>

No, he only lost about 16 points, it was his brother Sergey that lost 45 points. Check the links in the bio.

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