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Valentin Arbakov
Number of games in database: 135
Years covered: 1966 to 2003
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500
Overall record: +34 -63 =28 (38.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      10 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (9) 
    E71 E92 E66 E81 E67
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A20 A27 A25
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A32 A31
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    E10 A41 A45
 French Defense (4) 
    C11 C12 C19 C02
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B90 B84 B67 B52 B93
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A57 A65 A61
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C78 C72 C91 C84 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B93
 English (4) 
    A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    E10 A46 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Arbakov vs Kupreichik, 1996 1-0
   V Arbakov vs Vyzmanavin, 1981 1-0

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VALENTIN ARBAKOV
(born Jan-28-1952, died Nov-30-2003, 51 years old) Russia

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Valentin Mikhailovich Arbakov was Moscow champion in 1981 (=Andrei Sokolov) and 2001. He became a Grandmaster in 1994 and was a very strong blitz player.


 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 135  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Karpov vs V Arbakov  1-044 1966 Vladimir tt-jrC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Igor Ivanov vs V Arbakov  1-038 1977 Ch URS (select)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. V Arbakov vs V Vorotnikov  ½-½64 1978 URS-ch sfD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. V Arbakov vs D Gurevich  0-149 1978 URSC12 French, McCutcheon
5. V Arbakov vs Bronstein  ½-½51 1978 Ch URS (select)C19 French, Winawer, Advance
6. Igor Ivanov vs V Arbakov  0-133 1978 Ch URS (select)B33 Sicilian
7. V Arbakov vs Vasiukov  0-146 1978 Moscow-chA56 Benoni Defense
8. V Arbakov vs Chekhov  ½-½35 1979 Moscow-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Tseshkovsky vs V Arbakov  ½-½74 1980 URS-ch48 sfB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Razuvaev vs V Arbakov  ½-½15 1981 Moscow-chE17 Queen's Indian
11. V Arbakov vs Suetin ½-½18 1981 Moscow (Russia)B20 Sicilian
12. V Arbakov vs Antoshin 0-144 1981 Moscow-chC41 Philidor Defense
13. Bronstein vs V Arbakov  1-062 1981 Moscow (Russia)A27 English, Three Knights System
14. Vasiukov vs V Arbakov  1-047 1981 Moscow-chB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. Chiburdanidze vs V Arbakov  1-036 1981 Moscow-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
16. V Arbakov vs E Vladimirov  0-164 1981 URS SpartakiadD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. V Arbakov vs Vyzmanavin  1-044 1981 Ch MoscowA30 English, Symmetrical
18. V Arbakov vs Yusupov  0-156 1981 Moscow-chC24 Bishop's Opening
19. Gulko vs V Arbakov  ½-½40 1981 MoscowA44 Old Benoni Defense
20. Vaganian vs V Arbakov  0-140 1981 Moscow chA44 Old Benoni Defense
21. V Arbakov vs Vasiukov  1-042 1981 KrasnoyarskD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. V Arbakov vs Psakhis  0-159 1981 Moscow chE12 Queen's Indian
23. Lputian vs V Arbakov  1-021 1983 URS-ch sfD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
24. V Arbakov vs Chekhov  0-142 1983 URS-ch sfD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. V Arbakov vs E Vladimirov  0-138 1983 URS-ch sfE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 135  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-10-04  Vischer: In Searching For Bobby Fischer, Pandolfini says Josh shouldn't keep playing speed chess. "It ruined Arbakov (Arbarkov, Arpakov, Arparkov, something like that, I'm not sure exactly what he said) and It'll ruin you. Was this the person he was talking about? what happened with speed chess ruining him or whatever?
Apr-10-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Hanada: <Visher> Not sure if he is the same guy but I found this:

The blitz legend of Sokolniki
05.04.2003 Do you know GM Valentin Arbakov? He is a living legend in chess circles, well known for his for his proclivity for alcohol as well as for his dominance at blitz chess. You generally find him at the Sokolniki Park chess club in northeast Moscow in 1984. There will tell you about the time he beat Mikhail Tal in a blitz tournament, as the Moscow Times reports

... seems to be the same guy. I have seen that movie 10 times and I didn't remeber hearing that. Nice catch.

May-08-04  Tigran Petrosian: This guy is a freakin blitz genius.
Dec-21-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Valentin Mikhailovich Arbakov
Born 28th January 1952
He was joint Moscow champion in 1981.
Sep-06-05  Daodejing: From an interview with Alexander Rustemov:

"Student life in a big unfamiliar city was difficult. In order to get more money for food I started playing blitz in Sokolniki Park. As I was an 18-year-old youngster without an Elo or a reputation, the Moscow masters eagerly accepted my offers to play a couple of games. That was how I earned my living.

Soon nobody wanted to play against me for stakes; I kept coming to the park, but was idle for most of the time. One day a new opponent arrived – an unspectacular man in a worn, baggy T-shirt, who was apparently experiencing a hangover. The local hustlers introduced him as a fairly good player, and we sat at the board. To my greatest surprise, I lost 2-8 in the first 10-game match. The next day I sought revenge, but lost with a similar margin. This is how I met Valentin Arbakov (shown here), an outstanding blitz player.

At his peak he used to beat many masters with 1 minute against 5! I have never seen such speed and technique as displayed by Arbakov. It was a big shock, and I was forever hooked on blitz."

Nov-08-05  Daodejing: I think Arbakov died in 2003 or 2004.

Can anybody confirm?

DDJ

Dec-16-05  stanleys: Yes it's true.GM Arbakov died in 2004
Jan-28-06  BIDMONFA: Valentin Arbakov

Arbakov, Valentin M.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/arbakov_val...
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Feb-03-07  oneguy: I met him once in one of the World Open. (it was either 94, 95 or somewhere there). He was IM at that time. I saw him play hundreds of blitz games against many opponents. He was giving GMs (GM Blatny for example) time odds (2 to 4) and crushing him 90% of games! Unforgettable memory! Marvelous end games. Incredibly fast. Game after game he managed somehow to win even drawn end games (example Rook end games with just a pawn up -- or sometimes equal pawns!). I was there with a lighter everytime he needed to light a cigarette. I played him a few games too. He crushed me with 5 to 1 time odd (I was around USCF 2100 at that time). Pandaofini says blitz ruined Arbakov? I wish my chess was ruined like his too!
Aug-23-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Mensch, auf deinem Niveau spielt Eröffnung keine Rolle.>

-- GM Arbakow zu einem ca. 2000er-Spieler, der die Eröffnungsphase einer Turnierpartie analysieren wollte. :D

and with kind regards to the famous World Team

Feb-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <oneguy: I met him once in one of the World Open. I was there with a lighter everytime he needed to light a cigarette.>

lol!

Apr-14-13  Everett: How many people "make it" in chess anyways? Perhaps blitz suited him just fine.

Wonder what ruined Pandolfini's chess.

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