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Tal Baron
Number of games in database: 288
Years covered: 2007 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2530 (2546 rapid, 2497 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2559

Overall record: +97 -74 =100 (54.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B32 B90 B67 B43 B47
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E20 E25 E32 E30
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C91 C96 C67 C78 C61
 French Defense (14) 
    C18 C11 C10 C16
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 A45 A50 A40 D00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C91 C96 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B31 B30 B33 B51 B40
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D91 D70 D76 D94
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E47 E32 E34 E37 E40
 English (10) 
    A15 A13
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C92 C78 C91 C95 C77
 French Defense (9) 
    C03 C01 C18 C11 C02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Baron vs S Martinovic, 2010 1-0
   T Baron vs S P Sethuraman, 2010 1-0
   T Koop vs T Baron, 2015 0-1
   T Baron vs J Sanchez, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2012)
   Andorra Open (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   GRENKE Chess Classic (Open) (2017)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   Baku Open (2014)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)

   🏆 European Individual Chess Championship
   P Ponkratov vs T Baron (Mar-28-18) 1/2-1/2
   T Baron vs Khalifman (Mar-27-18) 1/2-1/2
   M Bosman vs T Baron (Mar-26-18) 0-1
   T Baron vs Motylev (Mar-25-18) 0-1
   A Indjic vs T Baron (Mar-24-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-07-1992, 26 years old) Israel
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He became an IM in 2010 and a GM in 2011.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 288  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Baron vs S Umarov  0-1422007Elitzur SummerC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
2. T Baron vs D Kudischewitsch  0-1352007Elitzur Winter GivataimB01 Scandinavian
3. M Nedobora vs T Baron  1-0282007Elitzur Winter GivataimD85 Grunfeld
4. T Baron vs I Porat  ½-½682007Elitzur Winter GivataimC42 Petrov Defense
5. T Baron vs B Kantsler  0-1342007Elitzur Winter GivataimC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. G Kaganskiy vs T Baron  1-0412007Elitzur Winter GivataimA15 English
7. T Baron vs K Lerner  0-1432007Elitzur Winter GivataimB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. S Sen vs T Baron 0-1392008EU-ch U16 18thA15 English
9. T Baron vs A Stella  ½-½492008EU-ch U16 18thC18 French, Winawer
10. A Biryukov vs T Baron  1-0522008EU-ch U16 18thD94 Grunfeld
11. T Baron vs B Dubessay  1-0442008EU-ch U16 18thB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. M Klekowski vs T Baron  0-1322008EU-ch U16 18thB25 Sicilian, Closed
13. A Heimann vs T Baron  ½-½222008EU-ch U16 18thB33 Sicilian
14. T Baron vs H Mordechai  ½-½342008EU-ch U16 18thB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. D A Kaforos vs T Baron  0-1222008EU-ch U16 18thB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. T Baron vs E Vorobiov  0-1342009Cappelle la GrandeB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. T Baron vs B Heberla  ½-½162009Cappelle la GrandeC11 French
18. T Baron vs J N Riff  0-1522009Cappelle la GrandeB83 Sicilian
19. Sutovsky vs T Baron 1-0242010European Individual ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. T Baron vs M Faika  1-0232010European Individual ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
21. Macieja vs T Baron  1-0292010European Individual ChampionshipA15 English
22. T Baron vs I Jelecevic  1-0302010European Individual ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
23. I Saric vs T Baron  ½-½772010European Individual ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
24. T Baron vs A Minasian  ½-½412010European Individual ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
25. T Sanikidze vs T Baron  1-0372010European Individual ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 288  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-08  notyetagm:

Re: Rating Chess tempo and FIDE....
Reply #63 on: Today at 02:15:28 am

Israeli Rating: 2047
Fide Rating: should have been about the same if my second tournament would have been sent (I only have one) CT standard: ~2400
CT Blitz: ~2350 (currently top-10 on both lists)
CTS: 1750-1800
FICS (both blitz and lightning): 1750-1800 (I rarely play)

I only play one or two OTB tournaments a year, and league games (there are about 10 a year with 90+30 time controls). I guess I am overperforming here in a way, but I consider tactical ability a strong side of my game, and solving problems in general (I was ranked in the country's top 10 several times, and Israel is a multiple world champion at this field; true, only studies have a real correlation to real chess where direct mates, helpmates and selfmates have little to do with it). My opening knowledge is poor for a player at my level, and the positional aspects could be better too.

I don't know if I play enough OTB to know if this site helps me or not. I do know that as you go down the rankings, say less than 1700, over 95% of games are being decided by tactics and not by careful positional play and "grinding". I think this site is more help to players under 2000. I think for me it is more fun than learning.

Here are the stats for two of my chess friends (I know they wouldn't mind, but none of them will care enough to post here):

Israeli Rating: ~2230
Fide Rating: ~2120
CT standard: N/A
CT Blitz: 2350-2400 (currently top-10)
CTS: ~1800

<<<Baron Tal (tal is the first name, an extremely talented 16 y.o.) Israeli Rating: ~2370
Fide Rating: 2300 (just made an IM norm in a very strong ISR-ch final, beating and drawing several GMs - I expect him to be an IM next year) CT Blitz: ~2560 (registered last week and quickly gained #1, currently inactive) [CT standard: ~2150 but with less than 50 problems made]>

While on the subject of Fide Rating, Richard, how many users titled FM and above are here? If possible, usernames and real names would be nice Smiley One more thing - when making your average stats you should totally rule out blitz ratings of people who last played before the May major upgrade - they are inflated by many hunderds of points.>

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  Tabanus: IM Tal Baron, Israel, born 7 August 1992. Now rated 2438,

IM in 2010. He was 5th in European U14 Ch 2006.


Placed 2nd in Olomouc Chess Summer GM-1 (Czech Republic) 4-12 August 2010:

Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: Mikhail Tal becomes a Baron (Lasers)
Jan-27-12  BIDMONFA: Tal Baron


Apr-02-12  Xeroxx: No pun intended.
Jan-13-13  Cemoblanca: +31 -31 =31

Hey that looks cool! :D

Premium Chessgames Member
  OneArmedScissor: Cool name
Oct-10-13  Cemoblanca: Indeed, but Baron Tal sounds cooler! ;)
Jun-02-17  Gallicrow: Partial confession of cheating here:

Personally I think he is a liar as well as a cheat as I believe he used an engine in many other online blitz games.

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Gallicrow> There is actually no need for me to speak at all, as I could simply endorse what you wrote. However...

He forgot to mention that he cheated MVL and Nakamura in that very tournament:

and here is some related statistical evidence:

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