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Sergey Dolmatov
Number of games in database: 928
Years covered: 1974 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2560
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +280 -115 =520 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 13 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (200) 
    B92 B93 B83 B84 B47
 Ruy Lopez (58) 
    C92 C95 C78 C89 C80
 Sicilian Najdorf (53) 
    B92 B93 B90
 French Defense (50) 
    C11 C19 C16 C18 C09
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (37) 
    C92 C95 C89 C96 C84
 Sicilian Scheveningen (36) 
    B83 B84 B81
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (130) 
    C07 C03 C11 C18 C09
 French Tarrasch (63) 
    C07 C03 C09 C05
 King's Indian (59) 
    E60 E97 E92 E73 E71
 Dutch Defense (46) 
    A90 A88 A81 A85 A84
 Sicilian (41) 
    B33 B45 B40 B22 B93
 Slav (28) 
    D14 D11 D10 D15 D12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dolmatov vs Yusupov, 1991 1-0
   Dolmatov vs A Guseinov, 1988 1-0
   Kasparov vs Dolmatov, 1977 0-1
   Dolmatov vs Lautier, 1988 1-0
   Dolmatov vs Polugaevsky, 1988 1-0
   Dolmatov vs Speelman, 1989 1-0
   Dolmatov vs I Rogers, 1985 1-0
   Beliavsky vs Dolmatov, 1979 0-1
   Dolmatov vs Lautier, 1991 1-0
   Yermolinsky vs Dolmatov, 1993 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship First League (1979)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1979)
   Frunze (1983)
   Tallinn (1985)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)
   8th European Junior Championship 1978/79 (1978)
   7th European Junior Championship 1977/78 (1977)
   USSR Championship (1989)
   Reykjavik Open (1988)
   Dortmund Open-A (1992)
   Dubai Open (2000)
   48th USSR Championship (1980)
   Minsk (1982)
   USSR Championship (1987)
   46th URS-ch selection (1978)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Tallinn 1985 by Chessdreamer
   Dortmund 1993 by suenteus po 147

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(born Feb-20-1959, 64 years old) Russia

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Sergey Viktorovich Dolmatov was born in Kiselevsk, Russia (formerly USSR). Awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1982 he was World Junior Champion in 1978. He was 1st at Amsterdam 1979, 1st at Bucharest 1981, 2nd at Minsk 1982, 1st at Frunze 1983, 1st at Barcelona 1983, 1st at Tallinn (Keres memorial) 1985 [rusbase-1], 3rd= at Moscow 1987 and 1st at Hastings 1989-90. Dolmatov qualified for the Candidates Matches through the 1990 Manila Interzonal, but lost in the first round by a score of 6.5-5.5 to Artur Yusupov.

Wikipedia article: Sergey Dolmatov

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 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,047  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dolmatov vs A Khasin  ½-½391974VolgogradB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. A Lisenko vs Dolmatov  1-0231974VolgogradE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
3. Dolmatov vs Dvoirys  0-1341974VolgogradB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. Y Shabanov vs Dolmatov  0-1301975Briansk-ch TrudB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. Z Sturua vs Dolmatov  1-0431976Tallin U20A04 Reti Opening
6. Kasparov vs Dolmatov 0-1461977URS-chT U20D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Kasparov vs Dolmatov ½-½221977URSA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Dolmatov vs Kasparov 0-1221977URSB10 Caro-Kann
9. E Mukhin vs Dolmatov 0-1461977Puschkinski GorinC42 Petrov Defense
10. Kasparov vs Dolmatov ½-½281977Junior TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. D Goodman vs Dolmatov  ½-½3019777th European Junior Championship 1977/78D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Dolmatov vs P Botto  1-03819777th European Junior Championship 1977/78C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
13. C Schubert vs Dolmatov  0-16019777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. Dolmatov vs M Pasman  1-03119777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. Dolmatov vs K Mokry  1-06219777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. S Taulbut vs Dolmatov  0-15619777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B30 Sicilian
17. Dolmatov vs J Arnason 1-04419777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
18. T Upton vs Dolmatov  ½-½1419777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B33 Sicilian
19. Dolmatov vs K Georgiev 0-15319777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. Psakhis vs Dolmatov  0-1371978Sochi YMB40 Sicilian
21. Dolmatov vs A V Kharitonov  1-0621978Sochi YME54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
22. S Kalinitschew vs Dolmatov  ½-½451978URSB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. G Zaichik vs Dolmatov  0-1401978USSR Young Masters ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Dolmatov vs Psakhis  ½-½281978USSR Young Masters ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
25. Vladimirov vs Dolmatov  ½-½391978USSR Young Masters ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,047  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-07-02  refutor: dolmatov roolz!!1!
Feb-18-04  WMD: Born in 1959, GM in 1982, World Junior Champion in 1978. Career peak was fifth place in the Manila Interzonal in 1990 - he lost the ensuing Candidates match with Yusopov on a tie-break playoff.
Apr-16-04  hongisto24: Read Dvoretsky's books and they are filled with this guy's games...what happened to him? Unfulfilled potential? Or did he go the way of Kamsky?
Apr-17-04  Lawrence: <hongisto24>, check his list of games and you'll see that he's still around. Played a lot of games last year. Lost to Magnus Carlsen in 19 moves at the 2004 Aeroflot Festival, though.
Jun-18-04  ConLaMismaMano: He's playing in the World Championship against Moiseenko.
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  Benzol: Sergey Viktorovich Dolmatov
Born 20th February 1959 in Kiselevsk
Awarded the IM title in 1978.
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  waddayaplay: Well if you favour the Dutch, you'll never amount to anything , hehe
Feb-20-06  BIDMONFA: Sergey Dolmatov


Jan-13-08  MichAdams: <Why didn’t you talk to Dolmatov about it during the Olympiad?

It is necessary to remember that Sergey broke off his leg. He came to Turin in spite of the pain because he thought that he would help the team. Moreover, it was late to tell something in Turin. The open conflict wouldn’t have been helpful. >

Ah, sorry to hear about him losing a leg.

Apr-18-09  whiteshark: No games between 2006 and 2008, and only one for 2005? What's the story behind?
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  Eggman: Dolmatov's bio omits that he qualifed for the Candidates through the 1990 Manila interzonal, then was eliminated in the first round of the Candidates by Yusupov, in a close match that went into extra games:
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  Phony Benoni: <Eggman> Added the information.
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  Eggman: Thanks, PB.
Aug-16-14  AlexandraThess: What happened with him? No games recently..!
Aug-16-14  whiteshark: <AlexandraThess> He a FIDE senior trainer amd accto he is recently the trainer for various young talents. The source mentions Gregory Oparin, Mikhail Antipov, Alina Kashlinskaya, Savely Golubova...
Feb-20-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Sergey Dolmatov.
Feb-20-16  Yopo: Alwaya a Dolmatov's classic
E Mukhin vs Dolmatov, 1977
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  WTHarvey: Here are some mates and combinations from Sergey's games: Find the winning moves.

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