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Igor Glek
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Number of games in database: 1,355
Years covered: 1979 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2475 (2431 rapid, 2383 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601

Overall record: +513 -264 =448 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 130 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (219) 
    B30 B31 B40 B90 B52
 French Defense (75) 
    C01 C11 C05 C00 C07
 King's Indian Attack (61) 
 Three Knights (48) 
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C69 C80 C60 C92 C65
 Caro-Kann (32) 
    B10 B12 B18 B17 B15
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (216) 
    C07 C11 C12 C02 C00
 King's Indian (149) 
    E94 E60 E81 E73 E92
 French (105) 
    C11 C12 C00 C13
 French Tarrasch (70) 
    C07 C03 C05
 Dutch Defense (55) 
    A90 A96 A81 A84 A89
 Sicilian (49) 
    B42 B28 B30 B56 B22
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 1-0
   Glek vs Lanka, 1997 1-0
   Glek vs I Voss, 1991 1-0
   Glek vs S Arkhipov, 2001 1-0
   G Orlov vs Glek, 1987 0-1
   Glek vs D Bunzmann, 2007 1-0
   Glek vs Romanishin, 1996 1-0
   Glek vs P K Wells, 1993 1-0
   Glek vs A Rustemov, 2003 1-0
   Glek vs Granda Zuniga, 1997 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Recklinghausen (1995)
   Krumbach Open (1991)
   Bad Ragaz Open (1994)
   Wichern Open (1995)
   Soviet Army Championship (1987)
   Kotov Memorial (1989)
   Russian Championship (1995)
   Werfen Open-A (1991)
   Kotov Memorial (1986)
   Dortmund Open-A (1992)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   Russian Team Championship (2001)
   Bad Zwesten Open (2002)
   Katowice Fibak Open (1993)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)

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

   🏆 37th European Chess Club Cup
   Glek vs A Petkidis (Oct-09-22) 1-0
   B Amin vs Glek (Oct-04-22) 1-0
   Glek vs N Afanasiev (Mar-21-21) 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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(born Nov-07-1961, 61 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

Last updated: 2019-01-26 13:40:34

 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,400  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs Glek ½-½651979Ch SU \\B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. V Vepkhvishvili vs Glek ½-½621980Ch SU \\A48 King's Indian
3. J Vetemaa vs Glek 0-1211981Duz-Khotimirsky MemorialE97 King's Indian
4. Glek vs Kaidanov  ½-½241981Duz-Khotimirsky MemorialA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
5. V Grechihin vs Glek  ½-½311981Duz-Khotimirsky MemorialB89 Sicilian
6. Glek vs V Baikov 1-0201982URSC42 Petrov Defense
7. Kupreichik vs Glek  ½-½411983URS-ch sf MinskB15 Caro-Kann
8. Glek vs Y Anikaev  ½-½391983URS-ch sf MinskA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
9. P Korzubov vs Glek  1-0801983URS-ch sf MinskB20 Sicilian
10. Glek vs N Andrianov  0-1381983URSA43 Old Benoni
11. E Ubilava vs Glek  ½-½411983URS-ch sf MinskA57 Benko Gambit
12. Glek vs I A Zaitsev  1-0411983URS-ch sf MinskC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. Glek vs Bronstein 1-0401983URS-ch sf MinskA80 Dutch
14. Glek vs Rozentalis 1-0411983URS-ch sf MinskE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. V Eingorn vs Glek  1-0531983URS-ch sf MinskD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
16. Glek vs Gavrikov  ½-½471983URS-ch sf MinskB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. Klovans vs Glek  ½-½421983URS-ch sf MinskB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Balashov vs Glek  ½-½201983URS-ch sf MinskC07 French, Tarrasch
19. Glek vs Bagirov  ½-½421983URS-ch sf MinskD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Glek vs Chiburdanidze 0-1281983URS-ch sf Minsk+B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
21. Suetin vs Glek  ½-½331983Moskva 35/261B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
22. Kholmov vs Glek  ½-½461983Moscow-chB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
23. Glek vs A Sokolov  1-0421983USSR 36/284B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
24. K Grigorian vs Glek  ½-½461983URS-ch sf MinskD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Glek vs Beliavsky  ½-½451983URS-ch sf MinskC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,400  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
Nov-13-22  LoveThatJoker: Happy belated birthday, GM Glek!


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