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Viktor Moskalenko
V Moskalenko 
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Number of games in database: 1,604
Years covered: 1980 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2478 (2510 rapid, 2435 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2591
Overall record: +706 -267 =610 (63.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 21 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (140) 
    E20 E25 E26 E29 E50
 King's Indian (101) 
    E76 E73 E61 E74 E94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (67) 
    D35 D31 D36 D06 D38
 Modern Benoni (58) 
    A57 A67 A56 A62 A60
 Slav (57) 
    D15 D10 D17 D11 D18
 Queen's Pawn Game (55) 
    A45 A40 D02 A41 A46
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (273) 
    C05 C02 C16 C01 C18
 Dutch Defense (107) 
    A90 A84 A81 A88 A85
 French Tarrasch (84) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09
 French Winawer (70) 
    C16 C18 C15 C17
 Queen's Pawn Game (54) 
    A40 E00 D02 A46 A45
 French (50) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13 C10
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Morozevich vs V Moskalenko, 1994 0-1
   M Pena Gomez vs V Moskalenko, 2008 0-1
   Sveshnikov vs V Moskalenko, 1987 0-1
   G Hernandez Jimenez vs V Moskalenko, 2001 0-1
   G Arzumanian vs V Moskalenko, 1999 0-1
   R Felgaer vs V Moskalenko, 2005 0-1
   Vasiukov vs V Moskalenko, 1990 1/2-1/2
   J Silman vs V Moskalenko, 1994 0-1
   T Sachdev vs V Moskalenko, 2013 0-1
   J Schroeder vs V Moskalenko, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Badalona 2nd (2003)
   V Closed GM Barcelona (2021)
   Chitchiyan Memorial (1988)
   Aosta Open (1990)
   Unive Open (2013)
   Lvov (1988)
   Balassagyarmat (1990)
   Marhanets (1999)
   Groningen Open (1989)
   Hoogovens-B (1992)
   Ukrainian Championship (1986)
   Kotov Memorial (1989)
   URS-ch sf Lvov (1984)
   Aviles Open (1992)
   Copenhagen Open (1995)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The Even More Flexible French by Patca63
   The Even More Flexible French by jaclark
   sackman's Fighting French by sackman

   🏆 TCh-CAT Final
   V Moskalenko vs A Delorme (Apr-02-22) 1/2-1/2
   V Moskalenko vs Carles Martin Barcelo (Mar-26-22) 1/2-1/2
   F Farran Martos vs V Moskalenko (Aug-26-21) 1/2-1/2
   V Moskalenko vs D Garcia Ramos (Aug-25-21) 1-0
   G Ayats Llobera vs V Moskalenko (Aug-24-21) 0-1

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(born Dec-04-1960, 63 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Spain)

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Viktor Petrovich Moskalenko is a Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer. He was Ukrainian Champion in 1987. He has written a number of chess books, including The Flexible French (2008); Revolutionize Your Chess (2010); The Wonderful Winawer (2010); The Diamond Dutch (2014); The Perfect Pirc-Modern (2015); The Even More Flexible French (2015); Training with Moska (2017); The Fabulous Budapest Gambit (2017); and An Attacking Repertoire for White with 1.d4 (2019).

Last updated: 2020-12-12 09:10:34

 page 1 of 65; games 1-25 of 1,604  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Glyanets vs V Moskalenko  0-1431980Alma-AtaA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
2. Vladimirov vs V Moskalenko 0-1271980Alma-AtaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. V Moskalenko vs Yermolinsky 0-1151981OdessaD97 Grunfeld, Russian
4. A Shneider vs V Moskalenko  0-1371983URS Spartakiad 8thE10 Queen's Pawn Game
5. V Moskalenko vs V Malaniuk  ½-½291984URS-ch sf LvovE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. E Kengis vs V Moskalenko  0-1431984URS-ch sf LvovC05 French, Tarrasch
7. V Moskalenko vs Bagirov  ½-½351984URS-ch sf LvovE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. V Moskalenko vs A Lukin  ½-½221984URS-ch sf LvovE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
9. V Moskalenko vs A Veingold  0-1341984URS-ch sf LvovA48 King's Indian
10. V Moskalenko vs Golubev  1-0481984UKR Young Masters-chE92 King's Indian
11. Kupreichik vs V Moskalenko  0-1421984URS-ch sf LvovC05 French, Tarrasch
12. V Moskalenko vs A Petrosian  0-1501984URS-ch sf LvovD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. A Kochyev vs V Moskalenko  ½-½201984URS-ch sf LvovB06 Robatsch
14. M Gurevich vs V Moskalenko  ½-½321984URS-ch sf LvovE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. V Moskalenko vs A Shneider  ½-½361984URS-ch sf LvovE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. V Osnos vs V Moskalenko 1-0531984URS-ch sf LvovA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
17. V Moskalenko vs G Tunik  ½-½741984URS-ch sf LvovE12 Queen's Indian
18. V Moskalenko vs N A Legky  1-0411984URS-ch sf LvovB25 Sicilian, Closed
19. Gavrikov vs V Moskalenko  ½-½411984URS-ch sf LvovA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
20. Y Kruppa vs V Moskalenko  ½-½551984URS-ch sf LvovC01 French, Exchange
21. Yudasin vs V Moskalenko  ½-½371984URS-ch sf LvovC05 French, Tarrasch
22. V Moskalenko vs S Kataev  1-0251984URS-ch sf LvovE20 Nimzo-Indian
23. N Kulinskiy vs V Moskalenko  0-1301984UKR Young Masters-chA37 English, Symmetrical
24. V Moskalenko vs A Moroz  ½-½501984UKR Young Masters-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Y Kruppa vs V Moskalenko  1-0711984UKR Young Masters-chC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 65; games 1-25 of 1,604  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-02-04  Lawrence: GM Viktor Moskalenko has just won first prize in the Catalan Circuit of International Open Chess Tournaments, based on the results of 24 tournaments. Second was Oleg Korneev.

Moskalenko today gave a simultaneous demo at the Molins de Rei (King's Mills) Fiesta Mayor, smashing about 39 of us and losing just one game, with no draws. (I lasted 30 moves, not bad for an old duffer whose estimated Elo is 1000 below his.)

After the exhibition some of us had the pleasure of having a drink with him in a local bar--nice guy!--and meeting his charming wife Tatiana, also a very good chess player.

Oct-05-04  meloncio: <Lawrence> You had a nice day. First the game, then one or two drinks at the bar chating with friends. That's the way I like chess!
Jan-07-06  BIDMONFA: Viktor Moskalenko

Campió (Champion) - Campionat de Catalunya (Championship of Catalonia) 2005

Dec-15-07  Karpova: Interview with Moskalenko:

On playchess, his handle is <CapNemo>.

<Rated at 2575, Viktor Moskalenko was born in Odessa, Ukraine, on the 12th of April 1960. Married to Tatiana Yastrebova, who incidentally turns out to be a chess player as well (with a FIDE rating of 2037), this chess couple is blessed with a daughter named Mila.

Moskalenko's competitive career blossomed rather late and enjoyed the first wind of active tournament participations in the period of 1980 to 1995. He was Ukrainian Champion in 1987, and gained his grandmaster title in 1992. He competed in many events and enjoyed victories against players such as Morozevich, Khalifman, Sveshnikov, Bronstein and many more. During the period of 1992 to 1994, Moskalenko twice helped Vassily Ivanchuk with his chess preparations.>

Dec-15-07  MichAdams: In tribute to Captain Nemo (or, at least, the Disney version):

Aug-24-08  myschkin: . . .


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  Tabanus: With 8.5/11 (same as Dreev and Plaskett) he won today the Benidorm Open Master:, congratulations!

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  Peligroso Patzer: The following noteworthy game is mentioned on page 17 of Moskalenko's new book, "Revolutionize Your Chess" [New in Chess, (c)2009]: Bronstein vs V Moskalenko, 1992
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  Tabanus: 5th place today in the open Spanish tournament Vila de Salou 4-12 May 2010:

Jun-13-10  JohnBoy: The followinggame (Moskalenko-Erdogdu 2010) should be up here. Great initiative by white, trapping the black king in the center with a couple of pawn sacs, then laying waste like the Japs at Nanjing. Black is mashed by move 16.

1. d4 Nf62. Bg5 c5 3. d5 Qb6 4. Nc3 Qxb2 5. Bd2 Qb6 6. e4 d6 7. f4 e6 8. Rb1 Qc7 9. Nf3 a6 10. de6 fe6 11. e5 de5 12. fe5 Ng4 13. Bd3 Ne5 14. Be4 Nbd7 15. 0-0 Nf7 16. Ng5 Nf6 17. Bf4 e5 18. Nd5 Qd7 19. Nxf7 Kxf7 20. Bxe5 Be7 21. Qh5+ Kg8 22. Bxf6 gf6 23.Rxf6 1-0

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2nd today in Sant Martí Open A (Spain) 13-21 July 2010:

Nov-20-10  whiteshark: <The Wonderful Winawer> von GM Moskalenko

<Strategic Ideas & Surprise Weapons for Dynamic Chess Player

<publication date: November 2010, 272 pages!


<The widely-played Winawer Variation has been called 'the jewel in the crown of the French Defence'. It is easy to see why: this is an opening for players who love a real fight. Black immediately attacks White's centre and the resulting positional dynamics offer chances to both sides.

<Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play, is the ideal guide to show you both the strategic prin­ciples and the tactical finesses. As a follow-up to his best-selling The Flexible French, Moskalenko has written anoth­er sparkling book brimming with new and original ideas.

<The entire spectrum of the Winawer is covered, but of course Moskalenko has his own preferences and he does not shy away from some daring recommendations. His keen eye for the essence of positions, his talent to find new resources in well-known lines and his own inimitable style will make the 'French Magic' work for every reader. >>>>>>


006 New In Chess Code System

007 Foreword by Viktor Kortchnoi

009 Introduction

013 Part One - White and Black Deviations

015 An Introduction to the Open Game

018 Chapter 1 - The Anti-Winawer: no e4-e5

041 Chapter 2 - The Semi-Winawer: 4.e5 c5 without 5.a3

051 Chapter 3 - Black Magic: 4.e5 Ne7

063 Part Two - The Sub- and the Old Winawer

The Sub-Winawer: 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3

067 Chapter 4 - The Classical 7.Nf3 and the Anti-Dynamic 7.a4

082 Chapter 5 - The Sharp Flank Attack 7.h4

The Old Winawer: 4.e5 c5 5.a3

102 Chapter 6 - Armenian Variation: 5...Ba5

116 Chapter 7 - Knight System: 5...Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Nf5

128 Chapter 8 - Eingorn Variation: 5...Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Kf8

149 Part Three - The Ultimate Winawer

151 Chapter 9 - Warsaw Variation: 7.Qg4 0-0

188 Chapter 10 - Poisoned Pawn: 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 / 7...cxd4

230 Chapter 11 - Black Queen Blues: 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qa5

260 Index of Games

261 Index of Variations

265 Index of Players

272 Bibliography

Mar-09-11  Antiochus: Where is Moskalenko? In Spain!
Where the Spanish Tournaments?
Dec-17-11  wordfunph: GM Viktor Moskalenko

+ born in Odessa, Ukraine

+ IGM since 1992

+ 1987 Ukraine Champion

+ author of The Wonderful Winawer, The Fabulous Budapest Gambit, The Flexible French, Revolutionize Your Chess

+ NIC Yearbook contributor

Feb-12-12  whiteshark: <"The Flexible French" by GM Viktor Moskalenko <>> 238 pages, Publisher New in Chess, 2008


007 Foreword

009 Part One - The Black Queen's Musketeers

<Advance Variation - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5>

011 Chapter 1 - Looking for Satisfaction

027 Chapter 2 - Labyrinths of the Old System

059 Part Two - Weapons and Dogmas

<Tarrasch Variation - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2>

061 Chapter 3 - Beyond Tarrasch

110 Chapter 4 - Exotic Deviations

149 Part Three - French Magic

<Classical System - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6>

150 Chapter 5 - Morozevich's Resources

164 Chapter 6 - A Legendary Pin

192 Chapter 7 - Russian Roulette

211 Part Four - Behind the Barricades

<Winawer Variation - 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4>

213 Chapter 8 - My System in the Winawer

221 Chapter 9 - Black Queen Blues: Winawer Variation

<245 Part Five - Seven Samurai Swords>

246 Chapter 10 - Kortchnoi's Wedge

249 Chapter 11 - King's Indian Attack

253 Chapter 12 - The Kung Fu Fight

256 Chapter 13 - Weathering the Storm

260 Chapter 14 - The Anti-Winawer

263 Chapter 15 - The Semi-Winawer

266 Chapter 16 - The Old Winawer

270 New In Chess Code System

271 Index of Variations

277 Index of Players

279 A Brief Biography of the Author/Bibliography


Feb-13-12  whiteshark: Here is a fine article about V.M. and a phantastic game (positional-queen-sacrifice) from him.

"Viktor Moskalenko is a very strong Grandmaster who lives in Barcelona...

Viktor has an aggressive style of play and has played many great and memorable games. He is also a well known chess author.

Chessbase writes : ''Born in 1960, is a grandmaster from Odessa (Ukraine) but who now lives in Spain. He was champion of Ukraine in 1987 and of Catalonia in 2001, 2005 and 2007. In his surveys he introduces us to his interesting repertoire, which is partially composed of sidelines which offer lots of possibilities for success. Moskalenko lives in Barcelona where he works as a trainer. He is also a successful author of chess books like The Fabulous Budapest Gambit, The Flexible French, Revolutionize Your Chess and The Wonderful Winawer.''


May-26-12  goodevans: This guy has some notable wins (Morozevich x2, Bronstein, ...) and some good tournament wins under his belt, but the nature of this loss would have been a bit embarrassing: V Moskalenko vs G Orlov, 1989.
Dec-31-12  Chris1971: Ths guy is a very good author as well. I have enjoyed three of his books and hope GM Moskalenko has more in the works.
Feb-09-13  Wyatt Gwyon: I highly recommend Moskalenko's books on the French.
Feb-09-13  parisattack: <Wyatt Gwyon: I highly recommend Moskalenko's books on the French.>

Seconded. They are quite good. His new tome, The Perfect Pirc-Modern, is due out soon.

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  OhioChessFan: Interesting reading:

Jun-12-13  whiteshark: What a mudbath!
Jun-12-13  parisattack: -Ay Caramba!
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  eternaloptimist: I don't remember ever playing over any of GM Moskalenko's games but I wish him a happy birthday all the same! 8 )

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