Number of games in database: 1,242
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons|| |
Years covered: 1979 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2475 (2431 rapid, 2383 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601
Overall record: +477 -247 =412 (60.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
106 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 1-0
Glek vs Lanka, 1997 1-0
Glek vs S Arkhipov, 2001 1-0
Glek vs I Voss, 1991 1-0
Glek vs Bunzmann, 2007 1-0
Glek vs Romanishin, 1996 1-0
Glek vs P K Wells, 1993 1-0
Glek vs Granda Zuniga, 1997 1-0
Glek vs A Rustemov, 2003 1-0
G Orlov vs Glek, 1987 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Bad Ragaz Open (1994)
Russian Championship (1995)
Cuxhaven Open (1993)
Hoogovens Group B (1999)
GMA World Cup Open (1988)
Bundesliga 1993/94 (1994)
European Club Cup (2004)
Politiken Cup (1996)
Russian Championship (2003)
European Club Cup (2005)
Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
European Club Cup (2007)
European Club Cup (2008)
European Club Cup (2011)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
4 Knights Glek (4 g3) Compiled by Bowen Island by fredthebear
I.V. Glek: Sicilian - Rossolimo by criff
KP Kside Fio by fredthebear
Glek 4 Knights (4 g3) by Bowen Island
Biel 1996 by suenteus po 147
1999 Hoogovens (group B) by gauer
Hoogovens Group B 1999 by Tabanus
Linz 1997 by Phony Benoni
Sicilian by ChessPraxis
GM Nigel Davies DVD "E4 for the Creative Attackr by fredthebear
GAMES ANNOTATED BY GLEK: [what is this?]
Glek vs Hector, 1995
🏆 World Rapid Championship
Glek vs Aleksandr E Usov (Dec-28-19) 1-0, rapid
Yagupov vs Glek (Dec-28-19) 1-0, rapid
N Studer vs Glek (Dec-28-19) 1-0, rapid
M Vavulin vs Glek (Dec-28-19) 1-0, rapid
Glek vs Ahmed M Al Thebaiti (Dec-28-19) 1-0, rapid
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Last updated: 2019-01-26 13:40:34
(born Nov-07-1961, 60 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)
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Grandmaster, FIDE Arbiter, FIDE Senior Trainer and International Organizer Igor Vladimirovich Glek was born in Russia and has resided in Germany since the early 1990s. He became a Grandmaster in 1990 and is a recognised opening theorist, writer and chess organiser. The move 7...Na6 in the Classical King's Indian was made popular by him in the 1990s.
Wikipedia article: Igor Glek
| page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,321
|1. V Vepkhvishvili vs Glek
||½-½||65||1979||Ch SU \\||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|2. V Vepkhvishvili vs Glek
||½-½||62||1980||Ch SU \\||A48 King's Indian|
|3. J Vetemaa vs Glek
||0-1||21||1981||Kuybyshev||E97 King's Indian|
|4. Glek vs Kaidanov
|| ||½-½||24||1981||Kuybyshev||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|5. V Grechihin vs Glek
|| ||½-½||31||1981||Kuybyshev||B89 Sicilian|
|6. Glek vs V Baikov
||1-0||20||1982||URS||C42 Petrov Defense|
|7. Balashov vs Glek
|| ||½-½||20||1983||URS-ch sf||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|8. Glek vs Beliavsky
|| ||½-½||45||1983||URS-ch sf||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
|9. P Korzubov vs Glek
|| ||1-0||80||1983||URS-ch sf||B20 Sicilian|
|10. Kupreichik vs Glek
|| ||½-½||41||1983||URS-ch sf||B15 Caro-Kann|
|11. Glek vs N Andrianov
|| ||0-1||38||1983||URS||A43 Old Benoni|
|12. Glek vs I A Zaitsev
|| ||1-0||41||1983||URS-ch sf||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|13. Glek vs Bronstein
||1-0||40||1983||URS-ch sf||A80 Dutch|
|14. Glek vs Rozentalis
||1-0||41||1983||URS-ch sf||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|15. V Eingorn vs Glek
|| ||1-0||53||1983||URS-ch sf||D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)|
|16. Glek vs Gavrikov
|| ||½-½||47||1983||URS-ch sf||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|17. Klovans vs Glek
|| ||½-½||42||1983||URS-ch sf||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|18. Glek vs A Sokolov
|| ||1-0||42||1983||USSR 36/284||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|19. Glek vs Bagirov
|| ||½-½||42||1983||URS-ch sf||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|20. Glek vs Chiburdanidze
||0-1||28||1983||URS-ch sf||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|21. Suetin vs Glek
|| ||½-½||33||1983||Moskva 35/261||B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4|
|22. Kholmov vs Glek
|| ||½-½||46||1983||Moscow-ch||B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4|
|23. A Sokolov vs Glek
|24. K Grigorian vs Glek
|| ||½-½||46||1983||URS-ch sf||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|25. Glek vs Anikaev
|| ||½-½||39||1983||URS-ch sf||A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation|
| page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,321
|Mar-21-04|| ||Halfpricemidge: Any relation to Schrek the movie star? |
|Aug-02-04|| ||Knight13: <Halfpricemidge> I don't think so. |
|Sep-07-04|| ||Helloween: No, but R Schreck might be. |
|Sep-07-04|| ||Giancarlo: Anyone who plays Dutch has a special place in my heart! |
|Jan-11-06|| ||LancelotduLac: Glek has an extensive and very creative opening repertoire|
|Nov-07-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Igor V Glek
GLEK, Igor V.
|Aug-09-07|| ||pazzed paun: the selection of games on this page may not be complete but it would seem to show GLEK as having a rather narrow repertoire|
|Apr-06-13|| ||Bowen Island: As a well known opening theoretician it is to be assumed that he may have focused on certain openings in specific periods in his life and thus appear to have a fairly modest repertoire. He undoubtedly immersed himself in these openings, understood them well and played them out as a means of testing his theories. Thus it would appear to be normal to expect at certain periods he would have an in-depth knowledge of several lines in a limited repertoire.|
In going over some of his Four Knights (C47) openings one can see a pattern emerge whereby he would often play g4, sink a White Knight on f5, seek open lines for his two bishops, swing his rooks over to the King side, direct his Queen against Black's King and let loose through a sacrifice or by pushing his g or h pawn. I found this to be quite an instructional.
|Apr-27-14|| ||diagonal: Igor Glek, respected opening theory writer, senior trainer and chess organiser, was / is especially a busy Open and Team Event player. |
In the mid 1990s, Glek achieved his peak FIDE rating with 2670 ELO (cg. figure 2601 ELO as highest number achieved has to be corrected), that means in July 1996 - Garry Kasparov was in the lead - a ranking as no. 12 of the World!
Glek's rating & ranking was even in his best years quite volatile, typical for a player who has to go through many Open, just a nose beyond to got regular invitations to closed top-tournaments.
|Nov-07-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Igor Glek.|
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