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Sergey Dolmatov
Number of games in database: 862
Years covered: 1974 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2560
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +258 -113 =478 (58.5%)*
   * 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 (181) 
    B92 B93 B83 B84 B47
 Ruy Lopez (57) 
    C92 C80 C89 C78 C96
 French Defense (49) 
    C19 C11 C16 C18 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (49) 
    B92 B93 B90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (36) 
    C92 C89 C96 C95 C87
 Sicilian Scheveningen (35) 
    B83 B84 B81
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (125) 
    C07 C03 C11 C18 C01
 French Tarrasch (59) 
    C07 C03 C09 C05
 King's Indian (54) 
    E60 E97 E92 E71 E86
 Dutch Defense (43) 
    A90 A88 A81 A85 A84
 Sicilian (38) 
    B33 B45 B40 B22 B30
 French Winawer (26) 
    C18 C19 C17 C15
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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
   Dolmatov vs Lautier, 1991 1-0
   Beliavsky vs Dolmatov, 1979 0-1
   Kupreichik vs Dolmatov, 1980 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)
   Frunze (1983)
   Tallinn (1985)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)
   7th European Junior Championship 1977/78 (1977)
   8th European Junior Championship 1978/79 (1978)
   USSR Championship (1989)
   Reykjavik Open (1990)
   Reykjavik Open (1988)
   Minsk (1982)
   Yerevan Zonal (1982)
   Buenos Aires Najdorf (1991)
   48th USSR Championship (1980)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   47th USSR Championship (1979)

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, 63 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

 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 928  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. 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 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. Mikhalchishin vs Dolmatov  1-0221978URS-ch U26D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. Dolmatov vs A V Kharitonov  1-0621978Sochi YME54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
23. Dolmatov vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½241978URS-ch U26B10 Caro-Kann
24. Dolmatov vs Psakhis  ½-½281978URS-ch U26B27 Sicilian
25. Kalinitschew vs Dolmatov  ½-½451978URSB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 928  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.
Jul-11-05  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.

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  whiteshark: No games between 2006 and 2008, and only one for 2005? What's the story behind?
Apr-18-09  Open Defence: the only one to play a game of chess 6 years before he was born ??
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  whiteshark: I this that game should be deleted. It's a fake.
Dec-19-11  Antiochus: From the Dvoretsky's SECRETS OF TACTICS

[Event "?"]
[Site "Puschkinski Gorin"]
[Date "1977.??.??"]
[White "Mukhin "]
[Black "Dolmatov,Sergey "]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C42"]
[Round "?"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Nc6 8. Re1 Bg4 9. c3 f5 10. Nbd2 Qd6 11. Qb3 O-O-O 12. Bb5 Bf6 13. Qa4 Nxd2 14. Bxd2 Bxf3 15. gxf3 a6 16. Bd3 Kb8 17. Bxf5 Bh4 18. Bh3 Qf6 19. Bg2 Ne7 20. Re2 Ng6 21. f4 Nxf4 22. Bxf4 Qxf4 23. Kh1 Rhf8 24. Rf1 Rf6 25. Re8 Rh6 26. Qd7 Ka7 27. Rxd8 Be7 28. h3 Bd6 29. Qxd6 Rxd6 30. Rxd6 Qxd6 31. Re1 c6 32. Re2 Qf4 33. Bf1 Qc1 34. Kg2 g5 35. Kg1 Qb1 36. a3 Qc1 37. f3 Qf4 38. Kf2 h5 39. Kg2 h4 40. Kf2 Qg3+ 41. Ke3 Qf4+ 42. Kf2 Qc1 43. Bg2 Kb6 44. Bf1 Ka5 45. Kg1 Ka4 46. Rf2 Kb3 0-1

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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..!
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  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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