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

Gad Rechlis
Number of games in database: 145
Years covered: 1984 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2519 (2509 rapid, 2526 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2541

Overall record: +38 -37 =31 (50.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 39 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B23 B25 B31 B65 B45
 French Defense (7) 
    C11 C19 C09 C16
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E42 E49 E45 E40
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C89 C80 C95 C93 C96
 English (5) 
    A16 A15 A10 A12
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C95 C93 C96 C89
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B62 B76 B40 B25 B58
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A46 D05 A40
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A61 A62 A70 A77 A56
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E39 E43 E45
 English (5) 
    A10 A15 A17
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B76 B39 B77
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Rechlis vs Kupreichik, 1987 1-0
   G Rechlis vs D B Gurevich, 1986 1/2-1/2
   P Cramling vs G Rechlis, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Hort vs G Rechlis, 1985 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila Interzonal (1990)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   A Gaifullin vs G Rechlis (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   G Rechlis vs A Gutenev (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   D Lintchevski vs G Rechlis (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   G Rechlis vs M Ragger (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   L Pantsulaia vs G Rechlis (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Gad Rechlis
Search Google for Gad Rechlis
FIDE player card for Gad Rechlis

(born Feb-05-1967, 53 years old) Israel

[what is this?]

Grandmaster (1990).

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 145  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Gazis vs G Rechlis  0-1481984EU-ch U20B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. Blatny vs G Rechlis  0-1431984EU-ch U20B24 Sicilian, Closed
3. G Rechlis vs Anand  0-1321984Wch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
4. G Rechlis vs Piket 1-0311984EU-ch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
5. Blatny vs G Rechlis  0-1431984EU-ch U20B24 Sicilian, Closed
6. Hort vs G Rechlis  ½-½361985BielA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Sosonko vs G Rechlis  1-0441986JerusalemA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
8. G Rechlis vs Murey  0-1671986JerusalemC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Joel Benjamin vs G Rechlis  1-0271986JerusalemD97 Grunfeld, Russian
10. G Rechlis vs D B Gurevich  ½-½401986JerusalemA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. G Rechlis vs Korchnoi 0-1231986JerusalemD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. G Rechlis vs Piket  ½-½431986Wch U20B89 Sicilian
13. Rohde vs G Rechlis  1-0541987Be'er ShevaA07 King's Indian Attack
14. D B Gurevich vs G Rechlis  1-0961987Be'er ShevaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. G Rechlis vs Korchnoi  ½-½311987Be'er ShevaC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
16. G Rechlis vs Kupreichik 1-0571987Berlin opA48 King's Indian
17. G Rechlis vs Speelman ½-½291987Be'er ShevaA10 English
18. Anand vs G Rechlis ½-½491987Wch U20B01 Scandinavian
19. G Rechlis vs P Petri  ½-½181987Wch U20B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. G Rechlis vs D Norwood  ½-½71987Wch U20B32 Sicilian
21. I Stohl vs G Rechlis  1-0471988Berlin opE60 King's Indian Defense
22. R Lev vs G Rechlis  0-1371988BeershebaA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. G Rechlis vs Korchnoi  1-0471988Be'er ShevaC11 French
24. Korchnoi vs G Rechlis  ½-½551988Be'er ShevaA15 English
25. Pinter vs G Rechlis  0-1441988Be'er ShevaA90 Dutch
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 145  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Rechlis wins | Rechlis loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Bio:
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "I find it easier to discover plans and moves while being on the offensive."

- GM Gad Rechlis

Aug-25-11  I play the Fred: In Gad we trust.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Gad it off your mind!
Dec-11-12  solskytz: A boisterous, funny and very friendly guy with a fun, aggressive attacking style. He finished with a plus score in the 1990 Manila Interzonal
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <solskytz> This game (G Rechlis vs Portisch, 1990) is the one which stands out amongst the few I have seen by this player.

Never really thought White had enough for the piece, but it provided some entertainment value.

Dec-11-12  waustad: From what people are saying about his style, maybe he could be considered a Tad Reckless.
Dec-12-12  solskytz: In the queen ending of that game, white plays textbook chess...

By move 24 or thereabouts, the extra black piece looks thoroughly tamed, the question being does white have more than that. For some reason looking at the position around that part of the game, one gets the feeling that black has the wrong bishop...

Gad impresses me with his choice for move 21, as it is tempting to exchange on g6 and then sacrifice further on e6. I didn't calculate it, and I'm sure Gad did. The plan to attack the a-pawn, as a last barrier to Q-side expansion, is a logical conclusion to his prior play, where he engages black on the Q-side, only to expose his centralized king to hints of attack by means of that piece sac. The return to the Q-side after all is charming.

Did he have enough for the piece? The point is, also, that after black plays ...Qa5, if white doesn't sacrifice I feel that he's going to be in a bad way, with these central black pawns, the weak c-pawn... it's probably create something (even if compensation isn't 100% full) or start down the curve of deterioration.. which is cheerless at such as early stage while playing white. Maybe this was his whole idea, maybe he was just improvising...

So you sac a piece on d5 for two pawns, suddenly c5 is protected and there's nothing to fear right away - whatever initiative there is in the position belongs to white... I felt that it was riskier not to sacrifice than to sacrifice...

And looking again, it does seem that the idea is pretty brilliant, as winning the a-pawn seems to be part of the package right from the start - at least I don't see quickly a way to defend it... and with THAT in mind, it seems to me that white was risking nothing.

- - - - - - - - - - - -

And you guys should really know him. Anybody not knowing this guy is definitely missing out!

Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Gad Rechlis.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

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: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, 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 ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC