Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Nathan A Resika
Number of games in database: 115
Years covered: 1993 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2133
Highest rating achieved in database: 2288
Overall record: +26 -49 =40 (40.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Repertoire Explorer
Most played openings
B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack (9 games)
B07 Pirc (8 games)
A40 Queen's Pawn Game (6 games)
C11 French (4 games)
B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (4 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (3 games)
B08 Pirc, Classical (3 games)
B06 Robatsch (3 games)
C18 French, Winawer (3 games)
A00 Uncommon Opening (3 games)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Nathan A Resika
Search Google for Nathan A Resika
FIDE player card for Nathan A Resika

(born Oct-02-1960, 58 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
FIDE Master

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 115  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Resika vs A Casillas  1-0411993Boylston CC ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. N Resika vs L Schmitt  ½-½181993Boylston CC ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. Paschall vs N Resika ½-½161993Boylston CC ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
4. J Rasin vs N Resika  ½-½181993Boylston CC ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. N Resika vs C Chase  0-1411993Boylston CC ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. N Resika vs T Feinstein  0-1481993Boylston CC ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. N Resika vs Khmelnitsky 0-1321993Philadelphia itB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. C Mays vs N Resika  1-0241993Boylston CC ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
9. N Faulks vs N Resika 0-1161998RatedC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. Y Dembo vs N Resika  ½-½201998FSIMA DecC30 King's Gambit Declined
11. N Resika vs Radjabov  ½-½622000Budapest FS12 GMC11 French
12. N Resika vs N Laursen  ½-½592000Politiken CupB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. M Osttveit vs N Resika  ½-½172000Politiken CupA00 Uncommon Opening
14. N Resika vs H Mortensen  1-0392000Politiken CupB01 Scandinavian
15. N C Kragh vs N Resika  0-1162000Politiken CupB07 Pirc
16. N Resika vs T Meszaros  ½-½452001FSIMB FebruaryC45 Scotch Game
17. L Seres vs N Resika  1-0412001FSIMB MarchA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
18. N Resika vs Y A Zimmerman  ½-½472001FSIMB MarchB08 Pirc, Classical
19. A Jakab vs N Resika  1-0632001FSIMB MarchE70 King's Indian
20. N Resika vs O Gladyszev  1-0472001FSIMB MarchB33 Sicilian
21. C Balogh vs N Resika  ½-½212001FSIMB MarchB07 Pirc
22. M Nezar vs N Resika  1-0492001FSIMB MarchA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. N Resika vs Xu Hanbing 0-1582001FSIMB MarchB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. M Kaposztas vs N Resika  ½-½262001FSIMB MarchA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. N Resika vs C Philippe  0-1352001FSIMB MarchB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 115  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Resika wins | Resika loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
May-01-09  AnalyzeThis: Very nice man.
Jan-11-11  Prugno: A Google/Youtube search for this gentleman links to some very interesting videos. He turns out to be a professional opera singer (bass), a pupil amongst others of the legendary Virginia Zeani, and to my mildly experienced ear his voice and diction both sound excellent.

Not bad at all, for an FM whose chess exploits include a draw against a young Teimour Radjabov in an official tournament (n. 8 in the above list). One more impressive case of chess and music getting along very well indeed.

Unfortunately it's too late for him to sing in duet with Smyslov, but maybe with Lajos Portisch?! With Taimanov accompanying at the piano?

Jun-13-13  waustad: Here is some coverage from a later First Saturday event, along with a picture:
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: from Chess Life 2018 October..

<There was a local master in Boston who beat me a few times, and said, “You are not going to be as good as my students. You are going to quit.” I ended up beating him three (games) straight and I became a master at 31.

- FM Nathan Resika>

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC