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Vladimir P Malaniuk
V Malaniuk 
Number of games in database: 682
Years covered: 1974 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2444 (2467 rapid, 2470 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +192 -117 =320 (56.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 53 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A46 D02 D05 E10 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D37 D30 D31 D38 D35
 Slav (25) 
    D12 D11 D10 D17 D15
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E20 E25 E47 E46 E59
 French Defense (20) 
    C01 C02 C07 C09 C04
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E14 E12 E13
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (80) 
    C78 C60 C76 C61 C84
 Dutch Defense (66) 
    A81 A87 A85 A88 A86
 Two Knights (22) 
    C55 C59
 Reti System (20) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C84 C89 C92 C90 C97
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    D02 A41 A46 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Privalov vs V Malaniuk, 1974 0-1
   V Malaniuk vs J Ivanov, 1989 1-0
   A Bangiev vs V Malaniuk, 1986 0-1
   Grischuk vs V Malaniuk, 2001 0-1
   A Z Kapengut vs V Malaniuk, 1985 0-1
   Lenderman vs V Malaniuk, 2010 0-1
   Karpov vs V Malaniuk, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Li Chao vs V Malaniuk, 2010 0-1
   E Vovsha vs V Malaniuk, 1997 0-1
   P Van der Sterren vs V Malaniuk, 1987 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   50th USSR Championship (1983)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Tallinn 1987 by Chessdreamer

   🏆 Tseshkovsky Memorial
   V Malaniuk vs A V Gorbatov (Sep-25-14) 1/2-1/2
   V Malaniuk vs M Nedochetov (Sep-24-14) 1-0
   R Bakunts vs V Malaniuk (Sep-23-14) 1/2-1/2
   V Malaniuk vs E Timchenko (Sep-22-14) 1-0
   A Dimitrijevic vs V Malaniuk (Sep-21-14) 1-0

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(born Jul-21-1957, died Jul-02-2017, 59 years old) Ukraine

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Vladimir Pavlovich Malaniuk was born in Arkhangelsk. Awarded the GM title in 1987, he was 2nd= in the 1986 USSR Championship. Other results include 1st at Minsk 1985, 1st= at Lvov 1986, 1st at Frunze 1987, 2nd= at Tallinn 1987 and 2nd= at Lvov 1988. The Bad Wörishofen (Germany) 2010 ended with Malaniuk as the winner. 1st at the 18th Konik Morski 2013 held in Poland. Malaniuk was Ukrainian Champion in 1980, 1981 and 1986.

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Malaniuk

Last updated: 2017-07-02 09:53:41

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 682  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Privalov vs V Malaniuk 0-1151974TallinnC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
2. A Zakharov vs V Malaniuk  1-0291975Briansk-ch TrudD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Yermolinsky vs V Malaniuk  0-1451975URS-CupT BurevestnikD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. V Malaniuk vs Yurtaev  1-041197846th URS-ch selectionB06 Robatsch
5. V Malaniuk vs Kholmov  ½-½41197846th URS-ch selectionA47 Queen's Indian
6. V Malaniuk vs Chiburdanidze 0-1361979URS-ch Young MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
7. V Malaniuk vs Psakhis  1-0531979URSB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Vasiukov vs V Malaniuk  ½-½201980URS-ch48 sfC05 French, Tarrasch
9. Kholmov vs V Malaniuk 1-0541980URS-ch48 sfC46 Three Knights
10. V Malaniuk vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½271981URS-ch sfB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
11. V Malaniuk vs Kengis 0-1411981?B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. Kholmov vs V Malaniuk  0-1311981URS-ch sfC05 French, Tarrasch
13. Alexander V Ivanov vs V Malaniuk  1-0261981USSRC05 French, Tarrasch
14. V Malaniuk vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½271981TallinnB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. E Vladimirov vs V Malaniuk  1-0381981URS-ch YMA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Salov vs V Malaniuk 0-1221981TallinC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Kupreichik vs V Malaniuk  0-1471982URSC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk 1-0261982OdessaD85 Grunfeld
19. V Malaniuk vs Romanishin 0-1391983URSD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
20. V Malaniuk vs G Agzamov  0-158198350th USSR ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Yusupov vs V Malaniuk  1-057198350th USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
22. V Malaniuk vs Balashov  1-059198350th USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Azmaiparashvili vs V Malaniuk  0-182198350th USSR ChampionshipA20 English
24. V Malaniuk vs Psakhis 0-156198350th USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
25. V Malaniuk vs Romanishin  ½-½55198350th USSR ChampionshipC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
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  FSR: Happy birthday, Vladimir Mala-Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.
Jul-21-11  WhiteRook48: <FSR> That is the corniest pun I have seen in a long time
Jul-21-11  WhiteRook48: no offense intended btw
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  FSR: <WhiteRook48> None taken.
Jul-21-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Malaniuk!


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  ketchuplover: He was mentioned on the chess discussion board today
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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Malaniuk

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  whiteshark: RIP

above link translates to:

The chess federation of Ukraine and Ternopil region with deep regret report that on July 2, in the 60th year, the three-time champion of Ukraine, the silver medalist of the USSR championship of 1986, the chess Olympiad of 1996, the world championship team in 1993, the bronze Prize-winner of the 1998 Chess Olympiad in the national team of Ukraine, winner and prize-winner of a number of national and international competitions, international grandmaster <Vladimir Pavlovich Malanyuk> and express his sincere condolences to his family and friends. The memory of VP Malanyuk, a cheerful and optimistic person with a fine sense of humor, committed to chess throughout his life, will always remain with us.

Jul-03-17  cunctatorg: I would like to read any great game of the late Grandmaster at his favorite (as Black) opening of the Leningrad Dutch as a game of the day, entitled: "The Siege of Leningrad"!

Of course the aforementioned title is ... a banalite, therefore you could put it as: "The Siege of the Leningrad Dutchman from Ukraine!"

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  bubuli55: Rest In Peace
Jul-03-17  siggemannen: RIP Vladimir Pavlovich, his dutch games are a treat for any serious practitioner of the opening
Jul-03-17  morfishine: RIP Malaniuk. At true chess artist in the same class as Bronstein or Super Nez
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  Honza Cervenka: Vladimir Malaniuk was one of finest Soviet players from the generation overshadowed by Karpov and Kasparov dominance. But in 1980s he was definitely among top 50 players in the world. I remember a lot of his games from chess journals and books of that period, sometimes he was on the receiving end like in Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 but in many cases he was the winner like in V Malaniuk vs Short, 1984 or Polugaevsky vs V Malaniuk, 1983. Rest in peace, Vladimir Pavlovich.
Jul-03-17  CountryGirl: The Netherlands should declare a National Day of Mourning for Vladimir - he played the Dutch so often and so well. RIP.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: RIP to a tough, aggressive player from whom I learnt a bit about the Leningrad Dutch, back in the 1990s.
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  ketchuplover: He was allegedly assassinated
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  MissScarlett: And you consider that sufficient sourcing?
Jul-12-17  WorstPlayerEver: <MissScarlett>

The point is: there are no sources.. so I am likely to believe there is something very peculiar going on.

"Am 2. Juli ist Großmeister Vladimir Pavlovich Malaniuk (1957-2017) vorzeitig aus dem Leben geschieden. Am 21. Juli wäre er 60 Jahre alt geworden."

Now, my German is not doing so well, but 'vorzeitig' could point to different things. So much I do understand. And one of them is: he was killed. To be more specific.

Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: This is presumably the source:

< newengland7
#1 8 days ago

The chess world, specifically the Ukrainian chess world, has lost a legend this week following the successful assassination attempt on the life of Grandmaster Vladimir Malaniuk on July 2.


Sadly, he was found dead by mysterious causes (confirmed immediately as a successful assassination attempt) and is no longer with us on this Earth.

Please post pictures of flowers and show more of his games to honour our beloved's memory.>

Given the range of responses, chess-players, in general, well, people, in general, seem a curiously incurious lot.

Jul-12-17  WorstPlayerEver: <MissScarlett>

I read that yes. But that is not an official source. If a GM dies, it usually, at least in my country, would be in the news. That's why I find it peculiar. Even with the situation of the Ukraine in mind.

Jul-12-17  WorstPlayerEver: PS with "official" I mean that de chessbase dot com would have given a Ukrainian newspaper -for instance- as their source.
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Generally speaking, the site lacks East European contributors. Maybe they're all too busy working in Britain.
Jul-12-17  zanzibar: newengland7's profile:

<newengland7 [Flag]
Daniel Roberts
Phoenix, Arizona, Russia

B.A. religious studies and history Anglo-Catholic Christian Sometimes temperamental...

*On April 22, 2016, newengland7 never woke up from his sleep and was pronounced dead. I am the soul of Grandmaster newengland7 forever embedded on this computer carrying on his legacy. >

Jul-21-17  WorstPlayerEver:

Weird article; he didn't die at 60 and certainly not in Amsterdam. He death remains a mystery.

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