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Andrey Zontakh
Number of games in database: 217
Years covered: 1993 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2507
Highest rating achieved in database: 2582

Overall record: +66 -35 =97 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B90 B33 B80 B32 B48
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D43 D44
 Slav (9) 
    D16 D10 D18 D17 D15
 King's Indian (8) 
    E92 E97 E95 E91
 Catalan (8) 
    E04 E05
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B45 B48 B47
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B18 B10 B11 B13
 Sicilian (13) 
    B22 B58 B83 B84 B97
 English (13) 
    A13 A19 A17 A16
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C10 C01 C00 C02
 French (8) 
    C11 C10 C00
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E46 E21 E32 E54 E20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Velimirovic vs A Zontakh, 1998 0-1
   J Pinski vs A Zontakh, 2001 0-1
   A Zontakh vs S Martinovic, 2000 1-0
   A Zontakh vs Y Shulman, 1998 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Chigorin Memorial Open (2009)
   Russian Team Championship: Higher League (2009)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

   🏆 Polugaevsky Memorial
   A Zontakh vs P Miroshnichenko (Jul-10-14) 1-0
   A Mirzaev vs A Zontakh (Jul-09-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Zontakh vs O Yuzhakov (Jul-08-14) 1/2-1/2
   S Sjugirov vs A Zontakh (Jul-07-14) 1-0
   A Zontakh vs D Khismatullin (Jul-06-14) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-04-1970, 48 years old) Ukraine

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Andrey Rudolfovich Zontakh is a Grandmaster (1997).

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 217  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Zontakh vs B Ivanovic  0-1361993PodgoricaB32 Sicilian
2. A Zontakh vs Velimirovic  ½-½281993ArandjelovacB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
3. Matulovic vs A Zontakh  ½-½201993ArandjelovacB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. A Zontakh vs Velimirovic  ½-½381993Belgrade BeoprometB32 Sicilian
5. Tringov vs A Zontakh ½-½151993ArandjelovacB58 Sicilian
6. A Zontakh vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½221994Sala opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. A Zontakh vs Y Kruppa  ½-½141994Werfen op-AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. O Izchenko vs A Zontakh  0-1311994St Petersburg op2E73 King's Indian
9. Ilincic vs A Zontakh  0-1411995YUG-chTD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Kholmov vs A Zontakh  ½-½651995Policka opB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Oral vs A Zontakh  0-1291995Sala opD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. G Timoshchenko vs A Zontakh  ½-½101995Werfen op-AD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. A Zontakh vs Movsesian  0-1401995Sala opB42 Sicilian, Kan
14. A Vospernik vs A Zontakh  0-14019953rd Portoroz OpenB20 Sicilian
15. Psakhis vs A Zontakh  ½-½1219953rd Portoroz OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. A Zontakh vs Velimirovic  ½-½751995PozarevacB32 Sicilian
17. A Zontakh vs Matulovic  1-0461995PozarevacB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. A Zontakh vs Ivkov  ½-½81995PozarevacE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. A Zontakh vs Matulovic  ½-½391996BelgradeB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. A Zontakh vs S Atalik  0-1321998TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. Velimirovic vs A Zontakh 0-1381998YUG-chTE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
22. B Ivanovic vs A Zontakh  ½-½331998YUG-chTB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. Miroslav Markovic vs A Zontakh  ½-½591998YUG-chTE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. A Zontakh vs V Malakhatko  ½-½541998Krakow op-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. A Zontakh vs Y Shulman  1-0581998Novak Nikolic mem 1stE97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 217  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-10-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Andrey's games not given here:
Oct-10-05  AlexanderMorphy: Why does this databse choose these type of players as player of the day..i mena the guy might be good but why don't they put up more players like Fisher, Capa, Tal, Kasparov etc?
Oct-10-05  ughaibu: How long could keep selecting a 'player of the day' if they stuck to the players everybody's familiar with? And what's the point of having someone famous as player of the day? If you want to look at the games of Tal or Fischer use the search button.
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  Benzol: I wonder how many kibitzers actually look at the Player Of The Day's games if it isn't somebody well known?
Oct-10-05  AlexanderMorphy: <Benzol> exactly...i don;t mean a famous player everyday...but at least once a week a chess great to be named the player of the day. People who are new to chess and the site can learn about this player and look for his games!
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  IMlday: <Benzol> Often the less well-known the better (psychostrategically;) imo. <ughaibu> If you don't take membership at CG you miss some excellent features, like the full 'openings explorer', which would show you why Zontak is interesting. Club players who hold their own against GM's will always be interesting.
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  Benzol: Do kibitzers look at the Birthday list?

There is a good selection today.

<WTHarvey> is great at finding puzzles that aren't in the database. e.g. Ortvin Sarapu was the Player Of The Day on the 4th of October and there were two games postions that are not in the database yet. One was against FM Bruce Watson ( who was playing in the North Shore Open this last weekend BTW ) and the other I can't remember seeing before. But apart from Mr Harvey only <Granite> actually commented on one of Ortvin's games ( one of his wins against Cecil John Seddon Purdy from their 1952 Match ).

Oct-10-05  lopium: Anyway, when does Zontakh was born?
Oct-10-05  atripodi: <Anyway, when does Zontakh was born?> 1970 according to FIDE. Also, could you give a brief explanation of Zontakh's style IMlday?
Oct-11-05  lopium: Thanksxz atripodi.
Nov-04-06  BIDMONFA: Andrey Zontakh


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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the 8th Nabokov Memorial (Ukraine) 5-15 June 2010:

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  whiteshark: De Zon schijnt... :D
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