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Alexander Chistiakov
Number of games in database: 432
Years covered: 1927 to 1981
Overall record: +170 -159 =103 (51.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-22-1914, died Jul-07-1990, 76 years old) Russia

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Alexander Nikolaevich Chistiakov was born in Moscow. He was awarded the Master title in 1938 and was Moscow Champion in 1950 [rusbase-1] with Yuri Averbakh.

Last updated: 2022-12-23 11:30:28

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Chistiakov vs Barulin  1-0371927Ch Khimik clubE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. A Chistiakov vs L Shamaev  0-1271929Ch Soviet ArmyD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. A Chistiakov vs I Kan  0-1401931Ch Red Army HouseA47 Queen's Indian
4. A Chistiakov vs K Baranov  1-0611933Ch RabprosA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
5. A Chistiakov vs S Belavenets ½-½561935Moscow-chD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. Sokolsky vs A Chistiakov  1-04519355th Ch RSFSR (sf-A)A28 English
7. A Chistiakov vs Panov  1-0621935Moscow-chA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
8. F Fogelevich vs A Chistiakov  0-1431935Moscow-chD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. A Chistiakov vs A Orlov  1-0361935Moscow-chC15 French, Winawer
10. P Lebedev vs A Chistiakov  0-1511935Ch Moscow (sf)D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. N Riumin vs A Chistiakov 1-0471935Moscow-chB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. A Chistiakov vs M Kamyshov  1-0281935Ch Moscow (sf)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Chistiakov vs A S Sergeev  ½-½531935Moscow-chC28 Vienna Game
14. A Kots vs A Chistiakov  0-1461935Moscow-chD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. A Chistiakov vs M Kamyshov  1-0381935Moscow-chC27 Vienna Game
16. A Konstantinopolsky vs A Chistiakov  1-0321935URS Masters corrB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
17. N Grigoriev vs A Chistiakov  0-1291935Moscow-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
18. A Chistiakov vs A Polyak  0-1361935Moscow-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Yudovich Sr. vs A Chistiakov  ½-½231935Moscow-chD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. A Chistiakov vs V Gribin  1-0411935Ch Moscow (sf)E16 Queen's Indian
21. A Rabinovich vs A Chistiakov  0-1441936Ch MoscowD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Eltsov vs A Chistiakov  0-1511936Ch MoscowB58 Sicilian
23. S Belavenets vs A Chistiakov  1-0461936Ch MoscowD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. A Chistiakov vs N Grigoriev  1-0301936Ch MoscowC66 Ruy Lopez
25. A Chistiakov vs S Kogan  1-0651936Ch MoscowB20 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-23-08  myschkin: . . .

Sep-07-09  Open Defence: did he do much work on the French Defence ?
Jul-13-10  Antiochus: Two games against Suetin probably were played by him: Suetin vs V Chistyakov, 1947 and Suetin vs A Chistyakov, 1951
Jan-22-14  Eastfrisian: Never heard of him before.
Jan-22-14  paavoh: I believe The French Tarrasch (C07) variation is named after him.

The line goes 1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 avoiding the isolated d pawn so typical to regular Tarrasch.

It is rather nice way of play for Black who should not stay passive though. White can convert his temporary lead in development to a long-standing advantage. I've tried it a few times.

Jan-22-14  Mating Net: Fine summary of the Tarrasch variation <paavoh> thanks.

Interestingly, all 4 of Chistiakov's notable games were with the Black pieces.

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  Domdaniel: I often play Chistyakov's 4...Qxd5 line in the Tarrasch French. Even on this site, the spelling of his name varies between Chistiakov and Chistyakov.
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  perfidious: <Dom> In the same manner as Korchnoi/Korchnoy.
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  Domdaniel: <perf> Not to mention Kortschnoj.
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  perfidious: <Dom> Then there is the early Informator standby Korcnoj.
Jan-22-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander Chistiakov.

Thank you for your variation in the French. It has brought me some nice wins.

Jun-27-22  lonchaney: Chess composer

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