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Ilye Figler
Number of games in database: 47
Years covered: 1966 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2269 (2294 rapid, 2308 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2394

Overall record: +13 -22 =12 (40.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B12 B18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Bangiev vs I Figler, 1986 0-1
   I Figler vs S Agaian, 2003 1-0
   I Figler vs A Garcia, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Marshall Chess Club Championship (2003)

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(born Mar-03-1947, died Feb-12-2018, 70 years old) Moldova (federation/nationality United States of America)

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International Master. He was Moldovan Champion in 1970 and 1991.

Last updated: 2018-02-27 10:18:15

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 47  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Figler vs NN 1-0311966Championship of MoldovaA07 King's Indian Attack
2. G Timoshchenko vs I Figler  ½-½311966URS-chTD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
3. I Figler vs Kupreichik  ½-½321967MoscowD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. I Figler vs N Kasimov 0-162196710th Soviet Team-ch final CD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. I Figler vs G Borisenko 0-1161971URS-ch sfC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
6. Savon vs I Figler  1-028197914th Soviet Team-ch final AB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
7. A Bangiev vs I Figler 0-1221986crC34 King's Gambit Accepted
8. D Katz vs I Figler  1-0541999Ch Amateur Team, Parsippany (USA)B01 Scandinavian
9. Joel Benjamin vs I Figler  1-0582000World OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
10. I Figler vs R K Delaune  1-0492000World OpenA10 English
11. R Rowley vs I Figler  ½-½662000World OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. I Figler vs I A Novikov  0-1272001Millennium II OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. I Figler vs Shabalov  0-1242001Millennium II OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
14. L Karell vs I Figler  1-041200129th World OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
15. I Figler vs Hebert  ½-½34200129th World OpenA61 Benoni
16. I Figler vs J C Fernandez  0-1452001Fall FuturityA80 Dutch
17. Y Feldman vs I Figler  ½-½202001Fall FuturityA06 Reti Opening
18. Kaufman vs I Figler  ½-½132001NCCA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
19. C Blocker vs I Figler  ½-½392001NCCD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. I Figler vs A Hellenschmidt  1-0312003Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipA21 English
21. Yudasin vs I Figler  1-0462003Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
22. I Figler vs S Agaian  1-0392003Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipA10 English
23. I Figler vs E Kopiecki  1-0252003Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
24. Stripunsky vs I Figler  0-1342003Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
25. I Figler vs Ehlvest  0-1362003Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
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Jun-20-10  rapidcitychess: I'm sure all those losses were just figler slips.
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  whiteshark: Is he the Figler on the Rook?
Jul-04-17  Mudphudder: This guy is one of the nicest, most considerate person I have ever met over the chess board. Even at this ripe age o his, he is still a powerful force at the Marshall Chess Club today.

I enjoyed watching you dominate the competition at Marshall today, I'm very impressed by your positional style. I hope my kids can take lessons from you one day soon!

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  hemy: <Mudphudder> I played against him in 1967 (Soviet Union "Spartakiada" team tournament, 15 Soviet Republics plus Moscow and Leningrad).

I Figler vs N Kasimov, 1967

Jul-05-17  Mudphudder: Hemy - that's great! What tournament was this that you were paired against him?? And what strength were you two at the time you played against each other in 1967?
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  hemy: <Mudphudder> In 1967 I played in Lithuanian National team in the "Spartakiada" tournament that was dedicated to 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution.

Figler was already one of the best players in Moldavia and played on masters level.

After the last round I was approached by official from USSR chess federation and invited to play in special tournament for "Master" title: 7 young "Master Candidates" playing 2 rounds against 7 masters. I declined the invitation because my exams in University were postponed and chess wasn't my priority. Interestingly that this tournament was held in my city - Vilnius and many of "Candidates" succeed to get the "Master" title. Among them were Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov and Rafael Vaganian The masters norm was 7.5/14. Sveshnikov finished with 12/14.

Nov-08-18  Caissanist: Obituary here: .
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  keypusher: <Caissanist: Obituary here: .>

Thanks for posting. I had the pleasure of getting clobbered by him in a weekend tournament, and then having him patiently and politely go over the game with me -- it was a good lesson from a real gentleman.

I Figler vs S Thomson, 2006

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