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Bachar Kouatly
Illustration courtesy of Eric Petit.  
Number of games in database: 121
Years covered: 1975 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2453 (2455 rapid, 2434 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515

Overall record: +21 -45 =52 (39.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A69 A57 A67 A63 A56
 King's Indian (7) 
    E92 E94 E76 E77 E91
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A41 E10 A40 A46
 Slav (4) 
    D14 D10 D17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D38 D36 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D85 D86 D93 D71 D78
 Sicilian (19) 
    B32 B45 B33 B23 B30
 English (7) 
    A15 A16
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A22 A21 A29
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kouatly vs Piket, 1990 1-0
   Kouatly vs The World, 2001 1-0
   Kouatly vs E Preissmann, 1983 1-0
   T Yilmaz vs Kouatly, 1984 1/2-1/2
   G Andruet vs Kouatly, 1988 0-1
   Kasparov vs Kouatly, 1988 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)

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(born Mar-03-1958, 61 years old) Syria (federation/nationality France)

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Bachar Kouatly was born in Damascus, Syria. Awarded the IM title in 1975 and the GM title in 1989, he was French Champion in 1979. In tournaments he was 2nd= at Marseille in 1988 and 2nd= at Geneva 1988.

Wikipedia article: Bachar Kouatly

Last updated: 2019-02-14 11:36:55

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kouatly vs E Rayner  ½-½351975Wch U20D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. Kouatly vs A Pacis  1-0361977Asian Junior ChampionshipA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
3. Chandler vs Kouatly 1-0381977Baguio (Philippines)B33 Sicilian
4. Kouatly vs Yusupov 0-1351977Innsbruck, AustriaA44 Old Benoni Defense
5. R Naranja vs Kouatly  1-0441977Marlboro Chess ClassicA16 English
6. Kouatly vs J Baart  1-0411977W/EU-ch U20 7677A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
7. Kouatly vs P Van der Weide  1-0221979Regency Masters BA80 Dutch
8. Ulf Andersson vs Kouatly 1-0261980Chess OlympiadA15 English
9. Kouatly vs C Van Tilbury  0-1401980Chess OlympiadE10 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Speelman vs Kouatly  ½-½291981WchT U26B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. Kasparov vs Kouatly ½-½251981World U26 Team-chD85 Grunfeld
12. Kouatly vs Plachetka  1-0531982BagneuxD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
13. G Andruet vs Kouatly  ½-½211982BagneuxD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
14. Kouatly vs K Hulak  0-1361982Toluca InterzonalA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
15. Seirawan vs Kouatly  1-0741982Toluca InterzonalA22 English
16. Kouatly vs Igor Ivanov  0-1311982Toluca InterzonalD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
17. Kouatly vs Portisch  ½-½501982Toluca InterzonalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Adorjan vs Kouatly  1-0371982Toluca InterzonalA34 English, Symmetrical
19. Kouatly vs Nunn 0-1411982Toluca InterzonalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. J A Rubinetti vs Kouatly  0-1381982Toluca InterzonalD85 Grunfeld
21. Kouatly vs Spassky 0-1401982Toluca InterzonalE91 King's Indian
22. Yusupov vs Kouatly  1-0401982Toluca InterzonalD85 Grunfeld
23. Kouatly vs E Torre 0-1411982Toluca InterzonalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Balashov vs Kouatly  1-0421982Toluca InterzonalB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. Kouatly vs Polugaevsky  0-1431982Toluca InterzonalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-01-04  Knight13: This guy beat the world! What a strong player!
Sep-03-06  Manic: Lol nice picture
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: He looks like a Bank President or a Movie Mogul.
Sep-03-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <> The link to Eric Petit's website does not work!
Feb-28-07  Themofro: Love that picture.
Mar-23-08  wolfmaster: That picture looks a tiny bit more like a drawing than a photo... Anyone know whether it's a photo or a drawing?
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: This photo would be adequate:

Jun-10-09  hedgeh0g: Ah...the resemblance is uncanny.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "He sometimes seems to want to invent chess anew right from the first opening moves."

- GM John van der Wiel (on IM Bachar Kouatly in the 1985 Brussels tournament)

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  wordfunph: nice pic, that's my type of hair --- flat top! :)

happy birthday GM Kouatly!

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Here's a photo with beard:

For instance Bachar Kouatly is the editor-in-chief of the famous french chess magazine "Europe Echecs"

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Kasparov-Karpov 1990 WCh match by Bachar Kouatly:

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Bachar Kouatly emigrated to France after he became IM in 1975 and became in 1989 the first ever french GM !
Mar-03-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bachar Koualty.

Please give this guy a photo instead of a cartoon.

Dec-13-16  Nina Myers: Not my president
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Nice picture!

Anyway, Koualty was on hand with FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich and IM Sophie Milliet to "promote FIDE's bid for Olympic inclusion".

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Bon anniversaire to Bachar Koualty!
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