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Alexander Raetsky
Number of games in database: 265
Years covered: 1988 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2386 (2387 rapid, 2205 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2465

Overall record: +82 -88 =93 (48.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    E00 E10 A45 A40 D01
 King's Indian (18) 
    E73 E75 E90 E60
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D91 D85 D90
 Catalan (13) 
    E06 E04 E09 E05
 Slav (12) 
    D11 D14
 Sicilian (8) 
    B53 B27 B47 B42 B28
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (35) 
    D20 D27 D22 D26 D25
 Petrov (16) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian (16) 
    B45 B30 B51 B62 B56
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A20 A29 A21 A23 A28
 Reti System (8) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 D04 D00 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Raetsky vs W Schmid, 2012 1-0
   A Raetsky vs G Salem, 2001 1-0
   Brodsky vs A Raetsky, 2004 0-1
   A Raetsky vs K Mona, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Swiss Championship (2001)
   Swiss Championship International (2005)
   Bad Ragaz Open (1994)
   RSFSR Championship (1988)
   Cuxhaven Open (1993)
   Ramadan Master Open (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (1996)
   Abu Dhabi Masters Open (2001)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2017)

   🏆 8th Llucmajor Open
   A Raetsky vs A Fier (May-24-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Puranik vs A Raetsky (Aug-14-18) 1-0
   A Raetsky vs N Abdusattorov (Aug-13-18) 0-1
   A Raetsky vs Valery Sviridov (Aug-22-17) 0-1
   V Manafov vs A Raetsky (Aug-21-17) 0-1

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(born Oct-17-1961, 61 years old) Russia

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Alexander Viktorovich Raetsky was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2005. He wrote "Starting Out: Benoni Systems".

Last updated: 2018-06-09 16:06:30

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 290  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kholmov vs A Raetsky 1-0411988RSFSR ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
2. A Raetsky vs M Sorokin  ½-½171988RSFSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Baburin vs A Raetsky  ½-½431988RSFSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Raetsky vs Antoshin  ½-½401988RSFSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. A Raetsky vs Gleizerov  0-1261988RSFSR ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Yakovich vs A Raetsky  0-1401988RSFSR ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
7. A Budnikov vs A Raetsky  0-1601988RSFSR ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
8. A Raetsky vs J Meister  1-0581988RSFSR ChampionshipA15 English
9. V Zilberstein vs A Raetsky  1-0401988RSFSR ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. V Ruban vs A Raetsky  1-0391988RSFSR ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
11. Pigusov vs A Raetsky  ½-½291988RSFSR ChampionshipA14 English
12. A Raetsky vs R Gabdrakhmanov  1-0411988RSFSR ChampionshipA86 Dutch
13. A Raetsky vs A Fominyh  ½-½551988RSFSR ChampionshipD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. A Raetsky vs Dvoirys  ½-½491988RSFSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. V Doroshkievich vs A Raetsky  1-0291988RSFSR ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
16. A Raetsky vs Pigusov  0-1291988USSR Team ChampionshipA61 Benoni
17. A Raetsky vs S G Simonenko  1-0561988USSR Team ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
18. A Vitolinsh vs A Raetsky  1-0291988USSR Team ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
19. Svidler vs A Raetsky 1-0501989VoroshilovgradC47 Four Knights
20. A Raetsky vs S Guliev  1-0461989Voroshilovgrad opD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Gleizerov vs A Raetsky  0-1411990Katowice OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
22. A Raetsky vs K Zolnierowicz  ½-½371990Katowice OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. A Raetsky vs A Rosiak  ½-½211990Katowice OpenE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
24. V Kirilov vs A Raetsky  ½-½331990Katowice OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
25. S Savchenko vs A Raetsky  1-0351990Katowice OpenE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
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  Tabanus: GM Alexander Raetsky, Russia, born 17 October 1961. Now rated 2435,

IM in 1992. Rating peak 2510 in 1995. GM in 2005. Chess trainer

Frequent contributor to 64 and New in Chess. Author (with Maxim Chetverik) of several books (Everyman Chess):

The Classical Sicilian (2007)
Boris Spassky: master of initiative (2006)
Queen's Gambit Accepted (2006)
Petroff Defence (2005)
Mikhail Tal, Tactical chess genius (2004)
The Catalan (2004)
Alexander Alekhine: Master of Attack (2004)
English...e5: The Reversed Sicilian Lines (2003)
Meeting 1.e4 (2001)

Pictures: (2nd from left, with pupils from UAE)

Winner of Abu Dhabi Open three days ago:

Oct-17-10  wordfunph: GM Raetsky is also the co-author of the book Starting Out: Benoni Systems

my friend <spawn2> gifted me a book Boris Spassky Master of Initiative by Raetsky & Chetverik, a good read at 9/10 rating.

Nov-25-11  wordfunph: from Jacob Aagaard & John Shaw's Experts vs. the Sicilian..

<42-year-old Alexander Raetsky made his first GM norm after 9, 10 and 11 rounds of the Biel Open 2004, but was unfortunately given one and not three norms for the effort.>

finally pocketed his GM title in 2005 :)

May-17-17  BIDMONFA: Alexander Raetsky

RAETSKY, Alexander

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